Marathon Florida Cliff’s Notes

| April 2, 2019

Friday – Drove to Jackson, Mississippi. Apparently, it is one of the most crime ridden Cities in the USA. Luckily, I met John outside of there at his childhood home where his wonderful, beautiful 90-year-old Mom still lives.

Saturday – Met our third (who was already asleep by the time I got there Friday night). Greg, from Fort Worth, Texas. DRIVE – breaking up the drive, we drove to just outside kdkdkdk Florida to get one day away from …

Sunday – Finally at striking distance, and staying on Homestead Air Force Base. That was interesting. Just a few minutes away from HWY 1, and close to a mythical fruit stand.

Monday – On the Keys and easy morning drive down. Thankfully, we got BELOW Miami, and missed all that normal Monday Morning traffic – and the Monday Morning Sidewalk. Checked out the famous Robert is Here fruit stand in Homestead, Florida. Picked up another cup for my boat trailer axle. Threw one on the truly bad roads of the South. Found the best shop at Dalton Marine Supply. Hub is warped now, and cup did not fit. Time for a new hub – (actually looks like a refurb anyway!). Duct tape. Launched boat on the backside (public launch at 54 mile marker), and had to go around to the frontside to get into our marina spot. Not a relaxing journey for a newbie. Found a K-Mart alive and still kicking … kind of … Island time is the time I have in my head now – by majority rule.

Tuesday – Headed out on a tourist junket. Going to Key West and Ye Olde English Fly Shop. Big part of Tuesday: Evening plans to get these guys zeroed in on casting off the skiff – here in the marina.


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Category: Adventure, Culture on the Skids, Flats Boats, Fly Shops, On The Road

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