Sunday, May 16, 2010

Concert on the Beach

Yesterday certainly ended on a more fun note than it began because I did laundry first thing in the morning. I mention this because the laundry here is open air...there are no doors or windows or even walls on two ends. I would say that it's very cool, but actually it is so very hot and humid that I cannot even use the 'cool' word.
Since lots of RVs and tents had moved in over the past day or so we walked around the grounds checking out all the preparations for the evening. I checked on boat rentals, visited the camp store, saw the band setting up on the stage, and watched Big Jim load his smoker with huge pork butts; all while listening to some early afternoon live music at the Pub. Then we read and relaxed for a few hours.
One fun thing was putting up the girls' fence and letting them watch all the people come and go around us. There were four young kids next to us that they really wanted to play with!
The big disappointment of the day was the smoked BBQ; not cooked low and slow like it should have been to cook out all the fat...oh well. We had bought dinners there and ate before taking our chairs down to the beach, here at the KOA, for the concert.

Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band played all evening. There was a silent auction and a few live auction items along with a 50/50 raffle because they were raising money for KOA Care Camps, a KOA effort to provide camping experiences for children with cancer. I really loved his voice and the band and the island songs...very Keys like. We sat down there for several hours enjoying a beer and the beach breeze and the swaying palms and the sliver of a moon and the music...aaaaah
Yeah, life is pretty good here in the Keys!

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