We left Key Largo last week, after deciding that our anchorage didn't have much to offer, and headed to Boot Key Harbor in Marathon to spend Christmas.
We seem to be in the habit of arriving in a new place and needing to do our grocery shopping on the most popular days of the year. So we started out Christmas Eve by walking a mile to the grocery store, squeezing through the crowds, and walking the mile back, lugging our groceries on a sunny 93° day. It was almost comical really. Along the way, we passed a church advertising their candlelight service that evening, and decided it would be nice to go. It was a wonderful way to celebrate, and it was made oddly memorable by the fact that the service ended, not with "Away in a Manger" or "O Holy Night," but with "Feliz Navidad" instead. And then they gave out m&m's.
Christmas Day was fairly dark and gloomy, so we only ventured out of the boat twice. It also only rained twice, and I'm sure you can guess when that was. But we had a great day, fixing ourselves delicious meals and talking to our families on the phone. In the evening we walked to the movie theater, which plays only one movie, once a day. So we ended our Christmas with The Hobbit 2 in the tiny, packed, one room theater.
All in all, it was a very peculiar, but merry, Christmas.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas as well! What did you do to celebrate?