WASTING AWAY AGAIN IN MARATHONAVILLE
29 September 2011 | Marathon, FL
Cheryl - Still very Hot & Humid
The above picture reflects how bored we are these days, even living in paradise. Bill and I both love cherry tomatoes so we decided to make a “topsy turvy” to grow our own. Theoretically we should have fresh cherry tomatoes by the time we get to Georgetown, Great Exuma Island (about 70 days!!!).
Still counting down the days and preparing to heading to the Bahamas. Each day we are buying a few things to cross off the provisioning list. We have our route mapped out, thinking we will do an overnight passage from Marathon to Bimini. From there head across the Great Bahama Bank to Chubb Cay, then Nassau then down the Exumas.
My son, Chris, is attending Hall’s International Career Institute and Diving Center here in Marathon to become certified as: Scuba Diving Instructor, Master Diver, Dive Equipment Repair, Resort Sales & Operations and Search & Rescue. He finishes at the end of November and is hoping to get a job in some exotic location. I think he inherited his wonderlust from me.
The only excitement around here is Bill just got a ticket today for not wearing his seat belt…….first over in over 20 years. The cop was apparently standing next to his motorcycle, saw Bill wasn’t wearing his seat belt when he was stopped at the light next to Publix grocery store and ran on foot over to the van and gave him a ticket. I refrained from the “I told you so” since I am constantly reminding him to wear his seat belt. Guess he will start wearing it unless he wants another $116 reminder. Speaking of the van, we are just waiting for the title from Minnesota to finally arrive so we can sell it. Once it is sold we will be back to our rusted bikes, less than a year old and they look 20 years old. We haven’t decided if we will take them to the Bahamas with us.