A Sunset Walk Around Curry Hammock State Park

A Sunset Walk Around Curry Hammock State Park

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We kicked off our shoes and took a stroll around the Curry Hammock beach at the end of the day.   We knew we were on the “wrong” side for the spectacular sunsets that the Keys are famous for, but we wanted to see what sunset we could. The beach was empty and very peaceful. […]

Our Curry Hammock Friends

Our Curry Hammock Friends

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Besides the gorgeous ocean view we had in Curry Hammock State Park, we had some visitors too!  The park has been maintained nicely as a natural Florida Keys setting and some of the original inhabitants still make it their home. One afternoon we noticed this guy hanging out near the BBQ grill…. We were amazed […]

Curry Hammock State Park-Our Home for a Week!

Curry Hammock State Park-Our Home for a Week!

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So we hitched up the paddleboard trailer and headed south for the Florida Keys! We had a bit of trouble as I mentioned in the last post and were lucky to have the trailer and a selection of “just in case” tools along, but I’m not mechanical… I’ll let Andy tell you what happened and […]

Happy Trails! or… How the SUP Toyhauler Worked Out

Happy Trails! or… How the SUP Toyhauler Worked Out

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I’ve had some requests for more information on how the racks for the paddleboards were constructed (as well as how the trailer made the trip), so here’s a bit more detail.  Keep in mind this is not a “plan” or a “schematic” as Andy was working mostly with re-purposed PVC from a previous project. The […]

What Do You Get When you Combine….

What Do You Get When you Combine….

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…these: Believe it or not these humble ingredients render this thing of beauty: A craving-satisfying, sugar-high-inducing wonder that’s so addictive, we call it “Crack”!  It’s famous among my friends and family as I have given away (almost!) as much as I’ve eaten since the day the recipe came to me years ago. It’s been a […]

Rack ‘Em Up!

Rack ‘Em Up!

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The SUPs and kayaks need racks in the toyhauler-in-progress and the designer has been designing away.  In the garage lurked some PVC pipe from a previous project. Now it has a new cool purpose in life! I heard a saw running and went out to investigate…. Soon the first unit came in to be admired… […]

Checkered Floor for the Win!

Checkered Floor for the Win!

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This is such a win, I have to show you the finished product first!   We decided to go with the full-sheet vinyl and we were thrilled to find this cool black-and-white checkerboard! At around $40 the price was right and the other pieces looked too much like a bathroom or kitchen floor anyway. This […]

Utility Trailer to Toy Hauler-The Transformation: Part 1

Utility Trailer to Toy Hauler-The Transformation: Part 1

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It’s here! After our 3-week wait, the soon-to-be paddleboard trailer came home and it’s time to get it ready; the Keys are only a few weeks away! We used the 3-week wait to plan how to finish out the inside to best haul the SUPs and the kayaks. We decided that since it would be […]

How do two paddleboards get to the Florida Keys?

How do two paddleboards get to the Florida Keys?

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Very thoughtfully! For one thing, one doesn’t just strap an 11.5’ and a 10’ board on top of a Class C RV like one would strap surfboards onto a vehicle. Add in two kayaks coming along for the kids and you can begin to see the logistical problems. Andy investigated many options, the most feasible […]

Countdown to the Keys!

Countdown to the Keys!

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We leave in less than a month! Even with our love of beaches and the tropics, the Florida Keys is our favorite destination! Despite my growing up in northeast FL, and Andy’s spending some childhood summers in south FL, somehow neither of us had ever visited the Keys. So there was no question where we […]