Well, we're gradually getting well. Linda said she thought today was a turning point. I'm lagging a little behind her, but doing okay.
Today, I just wanted to watch the Kentucky vs. Louisville basketball game at noon. With a couple of key injuries, I wasn't very optimistic for the Cardinals. And Kentucky proved they have the better team and the better coaching. :)
After the game, Linda did some walking. She has discovered the Pandora internet radio app on her Droid 2 phone. With Pandora and her headphones, she is more motivated to walk with her music. :)
I rested and watched more basketball and football. After a nap, I was ready to do something.
Linda suggested going into Cedar Key for a drink and to watch the sunset. It was a gorgeous evening, and we headed to Coconuts.
Now Coconuts may have the best location for watching the sunset, but we weren't impressed with the place at all. It wasn't very busy, yet all the tables on the deck were dirty, the bartender, although very attractive, was excruciatingly slow, and the owners seemed more interested in entertaining their buddies than running a business.
In this lifestyle, I'm much less likely to complain and I know things run slower here at Cedar Key, but you would think a business would be a little more on top of things on New Year's Eve.
Anyway, after cleaning off a table ourselves and me waiting at the bar about 20 minutes (10 minutes to order and then 10 more minutes after ordering and reminding the bartender what I ordered after she forgot), we settled in to enjoy the sunset with some other nice folks on the deck.
We had the corner table and it was a great view. After awhile, I took a couple of shots of the deck and bar/restaurant.
The couple next to us took a picture of us ....
and we did the same for them.
As the sky turned bright orange, many others gathered around taking pictures. I zoomed in a little to get this boat and the birds in the shot.
This pontoon boat headed out just as the last sliver of the sun sank below the horizon.
After the sunset, we left Coconuts and walked down Dock Street.
We walked by the Black Dog Bar & Tables, a pet-friendly lounge and cigar bar.
We saw the black dog (which you can see wandering all over Dock Street), and since they were having a free New Year's Eve bash with live music starting at 7:00, we walked in. But the cigar smoke was just too much for us, especially since we were having enough trouble breathing, and we looked for other options.
The Pickled Pelican Bar & Eatery, above the Black Dog ...
was also having a New Year's Eve party. The $65 per person price included a buffet dinner and ten drink tickets, plus half the proceeds were going to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. That could have been tempting in our younger days, but besides the fact that we weren't feeling all that great, there was no way we were going to make it until midnight, and I don't think either of us has ever had ten drinks of any kind in one evening ever in our lives. :)
We walked to the end of the street and looked at the See Breeze restaurant.
It looked pretty cool and I bet it has great views. But it wasn't busy at all and we later learned the restaurant reviews online are just about as bad as they can get. :)
We were just looking for some live music without smoke and perhaps a little seafood for dinner. Alas, we didn't find anything just right, so we drove back to the RV park. Probably just as well.
We were both asleep long before midnight, but I woke up just in time to see the celebration on TV and to hear the fireworks, firecrackers, and gunshots going off around us. I didn't see anything in the RV park, but some of the noise was pretty loud and pretty close. :)
And thus ended the year 2010. :)
Once again we appreciate all of the support we have received throughout the year and in all of the years since we started this great adventure. We especially want to thank all of those that contributed through our "pay what you think it's worth voluntary chip-in program". The initial program for 2010 ended on December 30 and we were quite pleased with the results. The new program for the 1st quarter of 2011 is now up and running. For more information on that and other ways our readers help out, you can check out our "Your Support Is Appreciated Page".
Thank you so very much and we wish you all the best for a wonderful 2011! :)