My sweet hubby climbed that coconut tree to retrieve a coconut for me. Be still my heart! I had never had fresh coconut until then.
That was at the USCG station at Marathon Key, where we had honeymooned the previous summer. Bob and Bonnie went down there with us on this particular spring trip. We hauled along the boat, of course, so that we could ski and fish. That was a mighty fine boat. It and this truck (along with a Triumph Italia sports car) were most of MM’s dowry when we got married. I had my own car, kitchen stuff, and a bedroom suite. That was about all newlyweds needed way back then. Times have sure changed.
That boat was our major source of entertainment in those Coast Guard days. We spent many hours skiing with friends, and just exploring the many waterways around Miami.
MM had camped all his life with his family, so he got it in his head to build us a camper topper so that he could introduce me to the world of camping. He had more time than we had money, so he got busy and built this little gem:
We christened it over at a campground in Ft. Myers…in the hawt summer…and within an hour or so of setting it up, we found us a store and purchased a small fan to cool off this new OVEN! And to get more insect repellent.
There were many more trips using this camper, customizing it as we went along. I sure don’t want to go back to that way of camping again, tyvm, especially cross country traveling in it. Yes we did…and with a toddler, and I was pregnant! Oh the stories…mostly good ones.
Many miles and many smiles with my guy…and our kiddos. And we will be making more of both…soon…but now we are “glamping” when we hit the road. We’ve earned it!
Happy memories, minus the mosquitoes!