Guess who's comin' to dinner? Captain Luis! Luis is our trusted and favorite charter captain and very good friend. Providing the fresh yellowjack and mutton snapper as well as a luscious bottle of Caymus, I threw down fish tacos with my famous (and only!) dessert-hot brownie sundaes. Ahhhh, the taste of fish that was swimming just a few hours ago. I'm happy to be back settling into Keys life. Late mornings and early happy hours. Reconnecting and catching up with friends that we see only a few times a year. Sleeping with the door wall wide open, letting the waves lull me to sleep. Still being amazed at seeing giant iguanas-and hoping they don't find their way thru that open door wall! Driving over bridges and seeing 6 shades of blue gracing the ocean-with the occasional dolphin jumping. The smell of mangrove gas that smells like, well, gas-but also vacation to me. Enjoying the bright colors of the flora in full bloom. Getting calm with everybody driving so slow-and for a Detroit driver this is hard, and has me chomping at the bit. But I'm working on that...We've been enduring a cold snap-75 degrees but don't call me a 'Whaaaaaaaaaambulance' just yet, it's warming up in a few days! Realizing that I am blessed. Yes, not to be taken for granted, the things that I love are gifts and I feel lucky and blessed to have them and have Randy and special people to share them with. Sunshine, salt air, good food and good friends and the realization that life, for all it's shit, is good and pure if you just stop, take a deep a breath and smell the bougainvillea.
Peace and love to you all. xoxo