Thursday, June 8, 2023

November 16-21, 2022 Pete's 35th birthday in Key Largo with Sherri and Bobby

11-18 Pete had a few days he could take off together, so we made the trip to Key Largo for a long weekend.  We have been wanting to visit our niece, Sherri Zeller Hanson and Bobby for some time.   We left about 9:00 and arrived in Key Largo about 5:30.  Driving through Miami on a Friday afternoon is not fun!!  We walked to their favorite neighborhood bar/restaurant, The Catch.  We sat outside and enjoyed music by Adam Musik. He sang and played guitar to a lot of cover songs (other people’s songs).  Fun night.  Great food and atmosphere.  Plus we could walk home.  Sherri and I got in their hot tub and Pete played guitar for us.  Fun night!


 11-19 We spent a lot of our “fun tickets” last night.  So Dave watched football, Sherri and I enjoyed the pool and hot tub.  Pete and Bobby rode e-bikes to the Big Chill, another favorite hang out.  Sherri and I joined them later by car.  The same guy was singing and playing guitar, Adam Musik.  We regrouped, picked up Dave and went to Sharky’s on a canal for dinner.  I had awesome coconut grouper bites.  Dave and I headed back to Sherri’s after dinner.  Dave, Sherri and Bobby went to another bar with live music.  Sherri is always trying to get Pete a gig in the Keys.  

 Pete being goofy

11-20. Today was actually Pete’s 35th birthday.  We went to Bass Pro, where Sherri’s son Jaxon works.  A fisherman offered fresh snapper to Jaxon, so Dave and Bobby cleaned it to eat later.  It was fun to see Jaxon, too.  



We went boating with friends of theirs because their boat was in the shop.  We picked up a friend of their’s at the home of Jimmy Johnson, the football commentator who used to coach the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, I can’t remember his name, but he worked for the Dallas Cowboys in some capacity, I think PR.  We had lunch at Hog Heaven.  Great food.  Dave and Pete took an Uber back to Sherri’s for $50!!    
The rest of us took the boat to the “sandbar”, which is a shallow area that a lot of boats anchor at and play in the water.  It was a little chilly, but I got in.  



Then we returned to Sherry’s and had a great snapper dinner.  We used some of it to make ceviche.  Sherri and Bobby really liked the way I made it.  We had pumpkin pie for dessert to celebrate Pete’s birthday.  He’s always liked pie better than cake.  

11-21 Monday. We packed up and went out for breakfast before leaving Key Largo.  Yes, it was a work day for Sherri and Bobby, so we wanted to clear out, since they both were working from home.  We ate at the Hideout Restaurant, a little diner type of place.  There were fun decorations and sayings.  My favorite was a picture of a chicken saying “what’s your super power?  I can poop breakfast!”.  Driving north or south through Florida seems to take forever.  The only thing worse is sailing the length of the state.  We stopped at our favorite restaurant in New Smyrna Beach, the Garlic.  We had been here once before with friends.  When we come through by boat, we want to go there, but it’s difficult with out a car.  It was just as good, or better, than we remembered it.  It’s an Italian restaurant with unique decor that feels like you’re in a garden with many small rooms.  The only problem was that we couldn’t enjoy the wine with about 5 hours to go to get home.  We made it home by 11:00pm.

the specials are written on dry lasagna

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