Summer - Fall 2018

Boy Goes To Summer Camp And Leaves His Toys Behind

But the downside is that the Cow didn't have any indentured servant to help him in the yard, and it is hot and humid, with rain almost every day.

With rain every day, everything grows so fast...

...soaked in sweat, the Cow got dizzy enough to stop for an hour

Poca ditched the Cow and went to watch Colombia play soccer

The Cow's company has purchased another oil company and picked-up the employees and business of a third that was driven into bankrupcy. It's a very competitive market and now the Cow is working the entire peninsula, from Jacksonville to Key West

It's all very exciting, but a great deal of work. Unable to get vacation time in over a year, the Tropical Cow will take Poca to the Dry Tortugas in July and hang out at the Marquesa in Key West for a few days.


Speaking of Boy, here he is at "Computer Camp"

No, wait! Computer Camp is where he wanted to go.
He's milking cows on Grampa's ranch in Colombia instead--for two months!

In Coral Gables dodging the incessant rain

With Boy gone, it's time for a trip to the Keys.

It was incredibly hot, but that reduced the tourists drastically.

And one can't go to Key West without dancing at Sloppy Joes!

When it's hot, a five minute shower is worse than no rain at all

It was 91 degrees at sundown, ugh.

Meanwhile, back in Colombia...

Boy learns how to make country sausage...

Forget Boy, let's fly out to the end of the Dry Tortugas!

The Cow has the controls, keep your hooves off!

Outrunning a thunderstorm, leaving Key West behind, and heading 270 degrees.

The Cow would love to have his own island...

Poca has our destination in sight: Fort Jefferson

The happy prospect of getting out of the plane...

Just a little beta to back onto the beach...

...there, cheated death again!

...OK, it really wasn't THAT dangerous.

Up on the east wall of the Fort...

Dr. Samuel Mudd, who treated John Wilkes Booth, was imprisoned here.

Only 18 people were on the island and none on the north side

This side had once been dredged and it immediately got deep

The fish and birds were unafraid...

...even though the Cow was pretty scary

Tired, wet, ugly, and time to fly back for dinner on Sunset Pier

First, taxi clear of the old pilings...

...and takeoff, the de Havilland DHC-3t "Turbo Otter" jumps into the air

Heading 090 degrees, no wind, no traffic, and no beer!

We ran across Mel Fisher's sunken treasure boat (which suffered a hull breach)

...and the old Navy destroyer escort "Patricia," which was sunken for bombing practice

Back at the Marquesa and off to dinner


Time for a ride all the way around Key West

The current was strong in places...

...and very shallow in other places

Meanwhile, back in Colombia, Boy took this photo of Grampa's "mountain"

Nothing but fun when there's no WiFi or internet, and the cows have all been milked...

At the Eden Roc for the annual Salsa Review

Poca has been practicing salsa for two months

This is the final practice before tonight's show

Half of the formation

The stage is set...

The video is too big to post here, but they got a standing ovation

Time for this one to come home: last supper in Colombia

And what's the first thing Boy wanted when he arrived home? Sushi!

13 August: the Cow got caught breaking his own rules. Somebody is always watching...

The Cow can't guess where boy goes to get his haircuts, but it can't be worth it...

Cow likes to take a few pictures...

...before the drivers scrape them all to hell....

This Page Updated: 19 September 2018