Sunday, February 25, 2018

Key West - Art Festival and friends visit

The Art Festival is held every year at the end of February, 53 years in a row
Every year at the end of February there is an art festival held on Whitehead Street. 2018 is the 53rd edition of the event. They attract exhibitors from all over the southeast and some from farther away. For this show, they can only exhibit and sell items they personally make. We make it a point of seeing the show and it's within walking distance of the marina along Caroline Street. More than anything else, Ann likes to "talk shop" with the artists in trading ideas on colors used and the paper.

A meeting that repeats itself throughout our stay, notice the interested dog!
Later in the day we saw a dinghy idle up and were visited by friends we had met in Hampton, VA. It is often the case anymore, that more people know us than we know them although in this case we had met before. We were invited over for wine at 5:00, a traditional time among cruisers. The weather was absolutely perfect for sitting out on the back of their boat sipping wine and talking of things aquatic. They are in route to completing their first "loop" after going north through Chicago and down the waterways to Alabama and now Key West. They will leave and go up the ICW to return to Hampton, VA.

Meanwhile, we simulate a ping-pong ball going back and forth between Poughkeepsie, NY, and Key West every year. I wouldn't give that up for anything. I mean, everyday it's 78 or 79 for a high and 70 for a low, how can that be better? And, we can listen to whatever music we like, live, or not and just do our own thing, it's fun.