Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New 2012 Year!

Happy New Year!  Hope this year is a great one for you!

It has started off well for us.  We arrived at Key West on December 22 and intend to be here for another 6 weeks.  I don't know why the weather is so unseasonably warm here, but we are very thankful for it and enjoying it immensely.

Adam and Kelly were with us for Christmas and we enjoyed a quiet time together here in the Roadrunner exchanging gifts.
It is our tradition on Christmas morning to have breakfast of orange juice and sweet rolls before/while we are opening presents.
It seems like many folks have traditions also.  Or they open presents at other times than Christmas morning.

How about you?  Do you have traditions?  When do you open presents?

After that, we decided to go into Key West and see what was going on.  A lot of the shops were open on Christmas Day which surprised us.
And some cruise ships were docked at Mallory Square.  Interestingly enough, the ship have to leave the dock two hours before sunset so all the folks can enjoy the daily sunset celebration there.  We have heard about it and may go back down there in the next couple of days to check it out.

We signed up for the Christmas potluck back at the RV office and Kelly baked some great cupcakes.  When we arrived 10 minutes before 2:00 PM.  Yikes!  There must have been 200 people there! We got a little bit of an anxiety attack - the place was very crowded to say the least.  And I didn't see anywhere with four places at a table.  So we opted to pass it up.

Instead we cooked some pork tenderloin on the grill along with some zucchini and vegetables.  Adam sautéed some kale and we had dressing and cranberry sauce.  Definitely a different Christmas meal but it hit the spot and was a memorable one.

Later we played ladderball at our campsite and did some reading and enjoyed a quiet evening.

Hope your time during the holidays was nice and you were able to be with friends and family.

We are enjoying it tremendously here in Key West.  It is in the mid-70's or low 80's although it is supposed to get cooler in the next few days.  There are a lot of interesting things here in Key West and things to do.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Until next time...


  1. we loved our stay in Key West last June so much we are heading back down there to visit with friends for two weeks on the 7th...

  2. We celebrated a wonderful Christmas this year with family & friends...Glad your was special too! Wishing you a year that brings good friends,
    good health, good luck, good things & safe travels!
    Happy New Year

  3. We've knocked around the idea of spending time in Key West. Would you recommend that place you're staying at? And if so what is it called?
    Happy New Year.

  4. Great to see you spent Christmas with your family all together!

    Happy New Year to you, Pam, Kelly and Adam.

  5. Happy New Year to you and Pam!..sounds like you had a lovely Christmas with Kelly and Adam!!..we hope that 2012 brings you safe travels, good health and sunshine!!!

  6. I think the meal you put together sounds better than an overcrowded potluck. Hope 2012 brings you all the good things life has in store. Enjoy that warm weather...didn't get over 38* here in Oregon yesterday! BRRRR!

  7. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful Christmas!! I know you all enjoyed being with Kelly and Adam!!

    Happy New Year to you and Pam!! Wishing you the very best in 2012!!

  8. Happy New Year to both of you, Randy and Pam. Great to see you in Key West. And, Randy, thanks so much for your email about the Verizon MiFi. I am using it with great success.

  9. I'll take unseasonably warm any day!
    I'll say that was some pot luck get together. Too big for our liking also. Your dinner sounds wonderful! Glad you had a great visit with the kids. Enjoy your week.

  10. We stayed at a state park on Long Key..right on the ocean...but the sand fleas were horrible. What is the name of your park..I would LOVE to spend some more time down there!! Have a great New Year!!

  11. Those sweet rolls look delicious!! Did you make them from scratch?

  12. Have a wonderful 2012. We have enjoyed sharing this past year with you here on the blog, and will look forward to your further adventures. (Food pictures are always good, too.) Sunshine in the Keys sounds good to me.

  13. Merry Christmas ... enjoy Key West.

  14. Happy New Year..and all the very best for 2012 Pam and Randy!!! Nice that you spent christmas with your family :) take care