Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Like many hotels, the Wicker House offers a continental breakfast. Nothing particularly fancy. Cereal, fruit, bagels, fresh orange juice and good coffee. My schedule is different than the guys, so I get 2 hours to read by the pool eating breakfast and sip the wake-up juice. I realized that I could just see my room from where I am sitting. 

It is hard to see. Look past the colorful plants. Past the palms. Through the flowering tree. There!  See the door to room 17?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Shopping, eating, shopping, time for a drink. More shopping, more eating, ride the train and shop some more.  Meander over to Sunset Pier for dinner and drinks while we wait for the sun to set. Oh look, tenderloin kabobs. I think Yes. 

The Three Amigos. Yes I got some sun. 

And the sunset.

To the Keys!

We made it to the house in Inverness. Unloaded the bikes and I was almost dancing with excitement over the first ride around the block.  Oh did that feal good!  Next morning we made the final checks before we left for Key West.
Let's see. Fog. Check. Spanish moss. Check. If the truck were just the Mystery Machine, we could have a Scooby Doo episode!
Our ride started well. Rather than taking the quickest route on the super-slab, we wanted to go through the Everglades.  Only a few wron turns that cost us a half hour or so. :)
But the ride progressed more slowly than we anticipated. We got in to our hotel about 3 hours later than we anticipated. Since we missed the sunset from Malory Square, here is a shot crossing one of the Keys. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vehicle Maintenance

We stopped in SC last night for fuel for the truck and fuel for the humans.  The plan was to see how far we could drive tonight tag teaming on the driving.  Our inspection of the cargo revealed problems. One of the floor boards is pulling up. We have an eye bolt in it for the straps, and it needs to be secured.  Not a biggie.  We have the tools and equipment for this.
But the running lights on the trailer are out. Brake lights are good. Turn signals are good. But we need running lights (especially for running at night). So, we got a room and will have to get a test light in the morning.