Comments and support continue to roll in; thank you all so much! I find myself checking my email frequently eager to read the next comment; each is like receiving a card. All of the support gives me so much energy. No matter how humiliating or painful this disease becomes, you have all given me the support I need to get through it.
After several long days, it was nice to take it easy this morning. I slept in, had breakfast, then slept some more! Sadly, this afternoon was goodbye again to Ryan, Makiko, Evan, and Owen. They are headed back home to Rochester, NY. Enjoy the snow Evan and Owen; sorry Ryan and Makiko! We’re going to miss you guys going forward.
The plan for today is to head for the Florida Keys. Once again, due to the cold weather, we decided it would be best to trailer the bikes and head straight for Key Largo. Still exhausted and nursing a swollen leg, I relaxed in the back of the Volvo Cross-Country while Aaron drove, Mom and Dad navigated, and Shannon distributed the snacks and supported all IT needs. This is not the typical car trip; the Volvo is equipped with all the extras; we have two power strips, an MP3 Player auxiliary connection, Mi-Fi internet, and several iphones/ipads/laptops. We are all hard at work! We also have two-way radios to communicate with Bob, Brendon, and John in the truck behind us.
We arrived in Key Largo around dinner time. However, we decided to do things in reverse order and hit the bar, then get dinner. We had several drinks at Coconuts, a bar right across a canal from the hotel. I started with the long island iced teas; seemed appropriate for the Keys. Either the drinks were strong, or my tolerance is low, because this is all it took to start sharing some of my best drinking stories.
Next it was time for some food. Wendy’s was open and close to the hotel, so it was the best option. However, only the drive through was open. Even without a vehicle this didn’t stop us; we walked through the drive through.
We have not had too much time to check out the scene but are anxious to find some authentic local spots. I need some recommendations; anyone who has spent some time in the Keys, what are some good places to hit??