#29 February 2011 Cruising Chronicles Marathon, Florida Keys
|Mom Laura and Son Matt|
|My Son, Matt|
|Anita and Laura|
There is quite a bit of oil mogul Henry Flagler Railroad history here. Below is a portion of the old bridge which spanned the 5055 foot Bahia Honda Channel and was built over the old east coast railway. This was sometimes referred to as Flaglers' Folly. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1912.
|Key West Sunset from Mallory Square|
Our days here are too quickly drawing to a close. Our cruising neighbors are so very interesting with lots of education and fascinating work histories prior to their retirement. There are quite a few CIA Agents; an assistant Secretary of State; a woman who's a nuclear engineer; a physicist; someone who was of the upper echelon of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the list goes on. They are so very humble and self-effacing and none of them have ever mentioned their background unless specifically asked---and even then they don't elaborate. Admitting to my past as educator and registered nurse seemed to pale in comparison.
|En route to our Valentine's Dinner|
Since we were here for 2 months I felt it only right to give back to our community so I volunteered at the library. That has been so fascinating and so much fun. The diverse patrons were intriguing! "Giving back" really nets more than the outlay of time spent.
|The Pig Hop|
|And they're off!!!!!!!|
So it's with National Pig Day and the pig races that our month of February ends. Spring is coming for you guys---I feel it in my bones! Enjoy the daffodils and tulips and till next month...