We never see the children and grandchildren often or long enough. But, we did have several very nice days when daughter Kathy came to visit for a few days this week.
Our first outing was to Key West where we showed Kathy Zachary Taylor State Park. First, we walked into town for lunch at Blue Heaven. We had not been there in several years and I was thrilled to find the Shrimp and Grits on the menu (as opposed to being a Sunday-only dish in the past). Seating is outdoors under the trees with cats and chickens wandering around. Here is the entrance.
I have passed this, or these, trees many times and just noticed them. Yes, it is the rare “J” Palm.
After touring the fort, we took a walk along the beach. Although there are many tiki huts here in the keys, I had never seen one under construction before. We stood and watched for a while. Two men on the ground were handing palm fronds to the two men up on the roof, who were nailing them down almost as fast.
It was fun to watch, but we did not stay long enough to see the finished product.
Here is another tree I have seen many times. This was the first time a got a good picture of it. It is a sea grape, the largest I’ve ever seen. Can you spot Kathy and Andy posing next to the canon under it?
This was to be a relaxing vacation for Kathy, so we took her on our favorite walks each day. At Bahia Honda State Park, Kathy opted to walk in the water while Andy and I kept to the dry sand.
The tide was very low again so we had plenty of beach to walk on.
I don’t think I have posted a papaya update lately. It is taller than the car now.
Dave Scott was playing at Lulu’s, so we took Kathy. I sang a few songs and Kathy took this picture. I have always like that top, but now I think it makes me look pregnant.
Dinata and Dave Scott Singing at Lulu’s
We saw this iguana on the boardwalk at Oceanfront Park. I zoomed in on the head so you can see all the interesting detail. They look prehistoric.
We also took a nice walk on the old Seven Mile Bridge. I spotted a strange (to me) bird in the Sea Grapes on Pigeon Key. It was busy eating. A quick Google image search told me that it is a Black-throated Blue Warbler. I didn’t get a good clear, sharp shot; this is the best I could do.
Someone has marked the distance on the bridge in quarter mile increments. The one-mile mark is fun.
We saw a Spotted Eagle Ray, also known as a Leopard Ray. It is so hard to get a clear picture of them through the moving water. Again, this was the best I got.
I did get a nice, good, clear picture of Andy and Kathy. She was holding her hair, but the wind was blowing hard.
I don’t know why I didn’t have the picture of Dave and me. Maybe the computer bugs ate it.
I still think that outfit makes me look pregnant.