Pre tourney field trip

2nd Texas Hold’em rugby tournament in Las Vegas and I am to ref. Up at o’ dark thirty and to TPA for non stop on Spirit Airlines where they charge you for the water. A cheap rental car and away to Valley of Fire State Park. One of my favorite places in the west. I will just hit you up with the pics but, it was raining when I came to the park and the it wasn’t.

Into the park.

Wait for it.

There’s more.

Couldn’t stop.

Got to ref a friendly game tonight. With long time bud TJ. In and out burger here. Peace out Tres dog

Stock Island to Marathon 51 miles

It was a good rollout to Baby’s Coffee.

Windy but could have been more demanding and it seemed when we went across Nikes Channel we could see the rain on Ramrod Key. It did in fact rain on us.

Rich had a flat and we got it fixed. Bahia Honda above with 7 mile bridge into Marathon. Hogfish and Holiday Inn. One more day. Peace out Tres

Key West rest days

A short urban ride into Key West with the early first stop Southernmost point and mile marker zero.

Left there to go around downtown. Boat races.

A stop at Mallory with a stop at Cuban coffee queen. Good. Lunch at Le Grignote Cafe. Best lunch with best key lime pie in the Keys. No fooling. Everything from scratch including the key lime juice. A windy ride back for a swim and cleanup to be a pirate in Key West for dinner.

After a tent move for more breeze that night and a better sleep. Chrysa and wanted to ride the cemetery and see Ernest Hemingway’s house. Key West Cemetery always historic and cool.

Left there for Hemingway’s house. Saw this en route.

The house.

The cats, watering and cemetery.

Added bonus of butterfly garden.

Early lunch at Blue Heaven and a stop at zombie’s bike shop.

before swim and dinner. Will be windy going up. Early out tomorrow. Stay tuned. Peace out Tres

Bubbafest pre ride and first day 46.5 miles from Key Largo to Marathon

I met my friend John and we did some snorkeling, kayaking and eating in Key Largo before Bubbafest started. John Pennekamp first with snorkeling at Grecian Rocks and kayaking.

Kayaking second day in Blackwater Sound.

Chrysa made Bubba a C2C quilt with the ten groups he had taken across the Southern tier. Bubba was stopped in his tracks.

Roll out great after b fast at Doc’s diner.

The greatest thing about the ride is the bridges going over this beautiful water.

Lower Matecumbe Key…you know Robbie’s.

Down the road to Marathon over the #5 channel bridge.

Great smoked fish dip with u peel em shrimps across from hotel. Got hot at end of the ride will try to roll away early after breakfast. Peace out Tres