Friday, March 6, 2009

Florida Keys Here I Come

I received this email two days ago from Jimmy, my college freshman roommate.

Dear Shelly, Maddy, Jeffrey, and Peter,

The 10-day forecast for the Keys shows temps
near 80, 0-10% precip, winds E-SE 5-10mph.
Excellent sailing and snorkeling weather.

Tally Ho,

Captain Jimbo

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/33036?from=36hr_topnav_undeclared
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Oh yeah, leavin' tomorrow to spend eight days and seven nights traveling on a 28-foot sailboat along the Florida Keys from Plantation to Marathon and back. Two other similarly sized boats are coming along with, all told, 18 guys/gals.

Unlike the all-boys Grand Canyon trip last summer, this Bucket-List trip with my old college dorm mates has S.O's along. I've been charged by Jimmy with establishing and maintaining the bachelor's boat once we get underway. That way the guys can come over to our boat each evening for HH.

Jimmy claims he knows how to sail.

In other news, the 10K Group Training Program I direct for my running club, which program is entering its third week, made it into the Weekend Section of today's Washington Post. Here's the article. In the newspaper picture at the left (photo credit James A. Parcell For The Washington Post), all those runners stretching...I'm leading them off-camera in the stretches. Cool!

I've got to go home now and pack! Throw a bathing suit, a t-shirt and maybe some flip-flops into a bag. There's no runnin' on a 28-foot boat. See you on the backside!

14 comments:

Christie said...

Sounds like fun. Enjoy yourself. Don't do anything I wouldn't do :)

Sunshine said...

Wow.. getting away from late winter weather.. OH JOY!!
Enjoy.
Nice news article.. should have had the fearless leader in the picture.

jeanne said...

how exciting! funny how the post never came out when I was in your programs! I'm not bitter...

ENJOY your trip--it sounds awesome, especially the bachelor pad boat! whee!

Kelly said...

Holy cow that sounds like fun. I would love to go sailing for a week! I absolutely love the ocean. Have a good trip!

David said...

Don't forget the sunscreen pale face.

Dori said...

I'm green with envy! I know you'll have a blast. Smooth sailing. :-)

Don said...

Hope you had a wonderful time!

Susan said...

WOW! Enjoy your trip!

Black Knight said...

Our outpost sentry now is also a Navy seal! If you need a mate I have the licence for the Coast Guard ships.
Please conquer savage lands and have mercy of the enemy. We are waiting for your glorious return. The celebrations are already planned.

akshaye said...

That is great! Have a wonderful trip.

Mia said...

Hiya! Some place warm sounds fantastic - and what an adventure! I've actually gone form one cold state to another cold and cloudy country! (in london for 2 weeks)

ShirleyPerly said...

Very cool that your running group got in the Post. Have a safe and fun trip!!

Just_because_today said...

Maan! I'm ready for some of that warm water fun!

Anne said...

You certainly take some wonderful trips with your friends. Can't wait to read all about it, as it sounds like it'll be quite the adventure, especially with you in charge of the bachelor pad. Bring back lots of gorgeous photos.

And congrats on the great coverage in the paper.