Sadly, today we had to bid goodbye to the lovely Treetop cottage, along with our gracious hosts, Tom, Peggy, Mark, and Delisa. We didn't waste the morning, though, getting out for our daily bike ride before breakfast. Barry tried Bike #5 (pedal falling off), and finally had to settle on a much-too-small Bike #6, an aqua cruiser (with flowers and 24" wheels -- aka, a kid's bike!) that had just appeared in the fleet parked outside the cottage. I tried it at the end of our ride since I thought it was cute, and it actually fit me perfectly, even had the proper saddle height, and the chain moved much smoother than the bike I'd been riding all week. Too bad it hadn't been available earlier, or I would have certainly claimed it as my own. We just had a short ride around Conch Key, noticing that the easterly breeze had picked up, which will make for some fine sailing for the family checking in to the cottage and house below today.
Too bad I can't add this cutie to my stable at home!
This is fun!
We chatted with our hosts before leaving, and Peggy presented us with a plate of four homemade tarts to take with us, as well as a Hawaiian shirt for me! She had been given it as a gift herself, but had never worn it, and as she is much tinier than me, it was probably too large for her but looked like it would fit me fine. What a sweet gesture. Finally, we said our goodbyes and were off, leaving these Keys we love so much behind. We will definitely return one day!
Delisa (in pink), Peggy, Emily, and Mark saying goodbye