Our time at

will be ending soon!

We can’t believe it’s time to leave Key Largo once again.  We arrived October 15th and boy has time flown by like it always does.  It has been a memorable and enjoyable experience once again with a few extras thrown in, like the cold weather and having to evacuate due to hurricane Eta.  Like last year we’ve met great people and also got to see some friends from last year.  Kinda like going to our vacation home.

We went to the Key Largo boat parade with some fellow volunteers. It was a good time with a lot of lights!

Our seats we’re 1st row ocean at the Marriott

Watching all the boats line up for the parade

Below are a few pictures of the boats in the parade.

It was really a great parade and the weather was perfect! I only wish the pictures didn’t come out so blurry.

The ‘Great’ Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

A conjunction occurs when planets appear incredibly close to one another in the sky because they line up with Earth in their respective orbits. Jupiter lined up with Saturn on Dec. 21, and we got to see it here at Pennekamp! They looked so close together and it’s the closest the two planets have appeared together in about 800 years, and won’t occur again until 2080.

Christmas cold snap could bring falling iguanas, alerts National Weather Service

MIAMI, Fla. – The National Weather Service routinely alerts South Florida residents about heavy rain and hurricanes, but temperatures are expected to drop so low this coming weekend that forecasters issued a falling iguana alert on Thursday.
“Brrr! Much colder temps expected for Christmas. Low temperatures, falling Iguanas are possible. Keep up with forecast changes and stay warm!”.

Iguanas aren’t dangerous or aggressive to humans (unless they land on you) but they damage seawalls, sidewalks, landscape foliage and can dig lengthy tunnels. The males can grow to at least 5 feet and weigh nearly 20 pounds, Ouch !!!! It was 65 degrees on Christmas day, which is cold for The Keys!

We had our Christmas dinner with our friends Barb & Bill. We met them in Pennekamp 2019 (it was theirs and our first time volunteering) It was great to see them again at Pennekamp! Barb & Bill invited us over for a pot roast dinner with all the trimmings, it was delicious! After dinner we played cards, it was a great time!

We wanted to go to The Buzzards Roost last year but never did. We did go this year with Bill & Barb. I had a lobster reuben sandwich that was really good.

Below are pictures of what we see everyday traveling on USA route 1 Over seas highway.

Definitely will miss seeing all of this.

Two of my favorite classic movies Key Largo, which was filmed here and African Queen which was filmed in Africa but the “African Queen boat is now docked at the Marriott here and you can take boat rides on it.

Our friend Sandy sent this over and I just had to add it our blog! So glad it’s summer here!

Wednesday December 30th, Volunteers Brian & Michelle had a pizza party for the volunteers that were leaving Pennekamp. They had a pizza oven and made personal pan pizzas for everyone! They were Very good! Thank you Brian & Michelle.

This morning we packed up and said good-by to new and old friends at Pennekamp to head North to Key Biscayne Island, Bill Baggs State Park near Miami. Our new adventure begins with the near year 2021

4 thoughts on “

  1. Boy, you guys had a busy December! Love the photos. Your boat parade photos came out much better than the ones I took in Cape Coral a couple of years ago. Hope to see you if your next destination is with in hour or so of Ft Myers.

  2. Sandy

    Looks like you’ve have some great memories! But that iguana, that could create nightmares! Ugh! I’d need a hard hat in cold weather! Enjoyed seeing all the pics of the area and the beautiful boats! Happy new year! Enjoy the next adventure!

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