We arrived at Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart, Florida on October 31st and found many of our friends already there. As soon as we were tied up, the fun began with long time friends and new ones. Eight days of good times sharing past adventures and plans for the next year.
|Ruth and Steve introduced us to Crawdaddys and|
Alita & the Boyz. We had such a fun evening we got
together again on Saturday for the Ft. Pierce
Former owners of a Krogen Whaleback,
they now live on land.
|Ingred and her husband, Ron, were our|
first friends in Stuart many years ago.
|Bob and Linda own a Krogen 48. They shared a|
dock with us in Bayport, MN for 12 years. In March
we will meet up with them in Eleuthera.
|Deb and Larry are the current owners of our former|
Krogen 39, Finally.
|Hottie Scotty, the Krogen Guru, keeps the |
Krogen fleet moving. On our trip to Grenada,
Brian called Scotty several times for advice on
how to complete a repair.
|We made a quick three day trip to St Louis. Our|
daughter, Jennifer, is moving to San Diego. We
had loaned her some of our furniture. Better to
store it in St Louis than retrieve it from California.
|John and Gail did us a huge favor! They flew from |
Minnesota to Solomons and then drove our car to
Florida for us.
|40+ Krogen owners gathered for the first breakfast|
of the season in Stuart. What a great bunch!!!
|A trip to the Manatee Education Center in Fort Pierce|
gave us some interesting facts about these mammals.
Closely related to elephants they average 1000
pounds and 10 feet in length.
|Brian and John left Stuart on Gotta Smile cutting |
across the state for Long Boat Key.
|Gail and I brought the car across, spending time in |
Sanibel and Siesta Key. We met up with our guys
every night but one when we stayed in a hotel on
|When we opened our hotel room door, in the|
morning, we found someone's underwear on our
doormat! Humm, what did that mean?
|Professional sand sculptors competed|
on Siesta Key. We were there before
they opened the gates so we could only
see them from the back. Still amazing!
|Sanibel had 1000's of sand dollars on the beach.|
Gotta smile -- we're lovin the ride!
|Once all four of us made it to Long Boat Key, we had|
time for touring, shopping, beach walking and some
These peacocks run wild in a local neighborhood.
We found about a dozen as we slowly drove