Well we made it to Vero Beach just in time for Christmas.
We had not decorated for the holidays and with it being almost 80 degrees and sunny it was not feeling quite like the Christmas for us Northerners. What to do? Put up a Christmas tree. OK, the boat is not that big so we settled on a small Xmas display instead.
We are staying in a Suntex Marina (formerly Loggerhead Marina). Suntex’s HQ is in Texas and they recently purchased 11 Loggerhead marinas in Florida. The marina here is surrounded by high-end condos in a gated community. They have a beautiful pool and waterfall as well as a captain’s lounge where the captains enjoy coffee together each morning.
The trip South down the Indian River from Melbourne Beach to Vero Beach started with a beautiful sunrise.
Followed by large homes and the occasional trawler passing by.
The highlight of our stay was getting to spend time with Kelly’s Auntie Lori and her husband Jim who have an amazing home here in Vero Beach. Thanks Auntie Lori & Jim for being such great hosts! Here is a selfie from happy hour with our waitress Savannah (whose personality matched that beautiful smile).
The weather has been warm and sunny but Chief Martin Brody and Happy don’t seem to mind.
PS. Don’t tell them it’s not real grass in the cockpit.
We have been hearing about the 8 degree weather back home so we hope all our friends back home are staying warm.