A nice stop in Vero Beach for an overnight stay. Just enough to get the Island Girls ready for the big cruise!
07.12.2013 - 15.12.2013 81 °F
The road tripping with the Island Girls started in St. Marys, Georgia. We went cruising down I-95, dodging the early snowbirds driving those huge RVs that really should require a special driver’s license rather than letting those grey hairs loose to terrorize the roadways. It is a 380 mile journey to Miami so we decided to break it up with an overnight stay in Vero Beach at our friends’, Maxine and Roy’s vacation home. After a few short hours and 230 miles closer to our embarkation port plus a few life or death experiences, we arrived in this quaint little town. Maxine and Roy’s home is located right on the harbor, just off the Intracoastal Waterway, in a beautiful golf course community. The home had been decorated for the holidays. As we relaxed on the back porch looking in awe at the beautiful boats that were moored, we were thrilled to see three dolphins that came into the marina. Apologies for the lack of quality photos of flipper, we were all just mesmerized by their beauty!
The feeding commenced a little later with a trip up to Captain Hiram’s, a funky beach restaurant where your feet are in the sand, music is a little loud but the scenery and food are great. The Island Girls decided they were in the mood for some fresh shrimp (Marilynn had some fried, Margaretta enjoyed the peel and eat variety). The ladies watched as the fishing charter came in and proudly weighed their catches. The charter crew commenced to clean and filet the fish for their guests, this activity did not go unnoticed by the ever growing group of pelicans who awaited the scraps.
With everyone fed, it was off to bed – big day tomorrow!