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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Home today at noon!

Well, we left Key West at 7am this morning, and got home driving solidly except to stop for coffee once, and we arrived home at 12:10pm! Not bad! 5 hours!!! As we passed through Key Largo, I saw a sign for the African Queen! I did a U-turn and lo and behold it was the boat the movie was filmed using. It was out on display for anyone to see, and you can actually schedule a cruise on it, if you wish! That was pretty neat to see. I love this movie! I got this top photo of the movie from Amazon.com, and the other two pics are what I took! I think I will definately have to re-watch it again now that I have seen the actual boat!




I came home to find my Gasteria with 3 long strands of these very difficult to photograph blooms! I tried holding a dark background behind, but they seemed to do best with white behind them. They are cute little things...I imagine they will still open up to a bell shape...I will have to keep watching! Sweet color!

It was a fun trip, but it is so nice to be back to my own little house, and my own little bed. Doozey and I wish you goodnight for today! Have a happy Friday...and remember, as Jimmy Buffett says...it's always 5 o'clock somewhere! Tomorrow night may have to be a margarita night!!!

14 comments:

Tootsie said...

welcome home!!! have a great weekend!

Linda Cline said...

That looks like a fun trip. I need to watch that movie again too. I think it was about 30 years ago when I saw it, and I can hardly remember a thing about it.

I love the color on your Gasteria blooms.

Hermes said...

What a great way to end your trip - Bogart was just so great.

Claude said...

Welcome home...

Cathy said...

And Allan Jackson says that too!
Glad you had some fun...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Welcome home Julie. It sounds like you had the best time. How did you like driving over the 7-mile bridge? It seems to last forever doesn't it?? Good to have you back.

Pouty Lips said...

I would have made a u-turn too. It's my S.O. that will never turn around when I ask him to.

My Little Family: said...

Glad you are home. Vacations are wonderful but so is getting home and sleeping in your own bed. Boy, do I sound like an old fart!

Teri C said...

Oh wow, how cool is that!! the real African Queen!! I love that movie also.

Margaret Ann said...

How cool was that!!!! The boat looks so small to me...LOl :)

Way to end a great trip! :)

marianne said...

Glad you made it home safe!
Isn´t that nice that no matter how much fun you have had it is always good to be back home!
Was Doozey happy to see you?
The flowers we call broken hearts I gues, or it is something different......

Aiyana said...

I enjoyed reading about your trip. I've always wondered about Key West, now I know a few things!
Aiyana

Serena said...

WOW....I haven't seen The African Queen movie in a very long time. How neat that you got to see the actual boat used in the movie.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Julie- Thanks for visiting my blog! I live too far north to do all succulents outside, but I have quite a few in my rock garden, and am always looking for more that are hardy. I am going to put your blog in my favs. I think you know a lot about the succulents that I don't. My Gasteria is in bud, and it is one of the other kitchen surprises I hinted about. A few more days and I'll be trying to picture it too!