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   Sunday, June 14th – They day started like all the rest; Hotel Breakfast. Only this time no pool session afterwards. It was time to pack up and get on the road.    After getting packed up and the Santa Fe loaded, we made one final stop at the Tarpon Creek Marina to do some […]

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Marathon Key

  Saturday, June 13th – today started with a early morning rainstorm. Once we got going it was back downstairs for another hotel breakfast. With all the varying weather reports we were torn at what to do. Originally it was an 80 percent chance of rain, then it was 20 percent chance. We decided to just […]

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Friday, June 12th – Today started with another hotel breakfast and a morning swim in the pool.  A quick check revealed that we would not be boarding any boats headed for any reefs off shore. The wind was blowing steady at 10-15 knots with wave heights as high as four feet. So we opted to […]

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  Thursday, June 11th – The day started out with a hotel breakfast ands walk along the water looking for more wildlife. Tide was in and the water a bit choppy which made it hard to see anything. So we gave up in favor of a morning swim at the pool.  After everyone was ready, we […]

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Wednesday, June 10th – Day one of vacation started out very undecided and slow. With all the different things trying to derail the trip we started the day thinking we were going to cancel because of Dakota.    Our senior family member is not doing well and had had a bad night overnight. After talking […]

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We visited one of my original Sarasota favorites, Saturday,  hanging out at Mote Marine Laboratory for a few hours. Devon, having volunteered there for a few years, got us all in, including Jamie, for a guided tour (by Devon of course).  If no one remembers, the proximity of the laboratory was a draw for us […]

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