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Last summer at a gathering, a group of our friends, known as the Baggers, decided to schedule a get away to Marathon during our stay. They arrived Saturday and called a lovely VRBO on the canal near Sombrero Beach home for the week. The Baggers, aka, Kevin & Pam Wester, Corey & Shelly Unverzagt, Kris & Carol Speltz and friends of the Speltz', Ron & Judy Theis, were gracious and included us in their weeks activities. We took them to a few of our favorite haunts in Marathon, made the trek to Key West and Duval Street, were treated to some great meals at the vrbo, had some laughs and soaked up the sun around their pool.
The rental was great! In addition to the pool, it had bean bags, a hammock, tiki hut and bikes that were used every day....Carol was trying to ride 100 miles in a week and I think Judy was trying to walk 100 miles that week :). Need less to say these Minnesotans enjoyed the warm weather and spent most of the time outdoors.
We headed to Key West with the Baggers for a day and checked out the shops and sites on Duval. One of the local establishments advertised the weather forecast incase any of us were unaware.....
We made our way to the Southern Most Point in the USA and had a photo op and then headed down to Sunset Pier passed Mallory Square. They got to see Sloppy Joe's and we gals did a little shopping.
This group of guys is known for liking to have a project to work on while they are suppose to be relaxing. For example, they'll build a deck during a weekend of camping. So when they found out that our dinghy wasn't steering quite right, they set out to fix it.....and they did. Tom and I brought the dinghy over to the vrbo so they could all take it out exploring and by the time we got it back it the steering was fixed. Thanks to their ability and ingenuity the dinghy now turns a whole lot better!
Thanks Baggers for the visit! Great people, great time!
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.