The past few days we’ve been taking it easy, catching more fish and even doing some sight-seeing (well, sights we’re pretty familiar with).
We’ve caught some more eating sized snapper and will add to those and have another fish dinner at some point. The wind has been a bit too much for us to get out on the ocean and go after dolphin again or go to the reef for snorkeling but we’ve had fun with some barracudas.
On one of the windier days, we took a trip down to Key West to eat at the original Margaritaville and also visit the Ripley’s “Believe it or not” museum. This is the first one that Michael ever went through so it is a bit of a repeat tradition.
We’ve done more tarpon fishing and had a few near misses but the tides are not moving as well with the current moon phase so the action is not really very good. Allison did find some friendly tarpon to feed off the back of the boat though while we were filling up with gas.
And we have finished out one more day in paradise at my favorite spot – Lorelei on the beach. Our time here is winding down with just a few more days left. Always with mixed feelings for me because I cherish this time with the kids so much but I also know things move on in life. I am satisfied though that these past several years have built memories for both the kids and I that we will take with us forever.