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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, Gorgeous talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking So that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others." -- Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech

103--The Florida Keys
@ CherieSpotting     Dec 15 2002 - 14:53 PST
cherie writes: Greg, John and I decided to take a drive down through the Florida Keys. I can't believe they put up with me yelling "Stop! I have to take a picture of that!"

For $2 bucks we fed the tarpon and then had lunch and stuffed ourselves with Key Lime Pie.

I saw my very first "manatee" which was sort of like a big ugly walrus. But it was another excuse to celebrate and have another Key West Sunset Ale. I also had my first "conch fritter" which was delicious. But if I eat any more I am going to come down with a condition that I'm going to call "conch fritter butt." It seems to have already afflicted a lot of Florida residents.

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A tarpon jumping out of the water to eat the fish I was holding.

A tarpon jumping out of the water to eat the fish I was holding.

Come feed the tarpon!  These fish can be up to 200 pounds!

Come feed the tarpon! These fish can be up to 200 pounds!

Cheap entertainment.  You buy a bucket of fish at "Robbie´s" for $2 then you feed tarpon all afternoon.  (Greg and his dad John.)

Cheap entertainment. You buy a bucket of fish at "Robbie´s" for $2 then you feed tarpon all afternoon. (Greg and his dad John.)

A pelican who swooped some of our fish.

A pelican who swooped some of our fish.

You have to be careful with those tarpon.  They can take your finger along with the fish they are trying to eat.

You have to be careful with those tarpon. They can take your finger along with the fish they are trying to eat.

Beware: whenever you feed the tarpon you are in the "splash" zone.

Beware: whenever you feed the tarpon you are in the "splash" zone.

Sometimes the tarpon give you a kooky smile and cause you to drop the fish early.

Sometimes the tarpon give you a kooky smile and cause you to drop the fish early.

A tarpon making weird faces at me.

A tarpon making weird faces at me.

Greg got a little hungry for lunch, so I had to feed him, too.

Greg got a little hungry for lunch, so I had to feed him, too.

Pelicans are cute.

Pelicans are cute.

Greg having a serious "man to pelican" chat with the bird who kept stealing our fish (right out of the bucket!)

Greg having a serious "man to pelican" chat with the bird who kept stealing our fish (right out of the bucket!)

Greg´s "talk" didn´t seem to deter the little robber.  (For the record, the pelican didn´t listen to me either.)

Greg´s "talk" didn´t seem to deter the little robber. (For the record, the pelican didn´t listen to me either.)

The pelican and I in a "stare-off."  He won.

The pelican and I in a "stare-off." He won.

Feeding the tarpon, turned into feeding the pelicans.

Feeding the tarpon, turned into feeding the pelicans.

Look at all those fish.  They are horrible to eat, but fun to feed.

Look at all those fish. They are horrible to eat, but fun to feed.

One fish, two fish, three fish.  John, Greg and Cherie.

One fish, two fish, three fish. John, Greg and Cherie.

Stop giving me that tarpon face!

Stop giving me that tarpon face!

Christmas spirit everywhere!

Christmas spirit everywhere!

Everything is "super-sized" in the Florida Keys, especially the fish!

Everything is "super-sized" in the Florida Keys, especially the fish!

Don't bite my head off!

Don't bite my head off!

Look what I caught!

Look what I caught!

The most delicious Key Lime pie I've ever had.  (The unique taste is worth a trip to Florida!)

The most delicious Key Lime pie I've ever had. (The unique taste is worth a trip to Florida!)

A close-up of the incredible desert. Note: according to Key Lime pie experts, the pie should never be green!  If it is, it's a fake!

A close-up of the incredible desert. Note: according to Key Lime pie experts, the pie should never be green! If it is, it's a fake!

A guy who looks like my mom's dog.

A guy who looks like my mom's dog.

Greg and Cherie in front of a mermaid thing.

Greg and Cherie in front of a mermaid thing.

I'm always trying to get rid of my tan-lines!

I'm always trying to get rid of my tan-lines!

I think I was a mermaid in a past-life.

I think I was a mermaid in a past-life.

In Florida, they don't drink their beer.  They drive it.

In Florida, they don't drink their beer. They drive it.

Just kidding, Florida residents drink their beer, too.  (Actually, they have their own brand called: "Key West Sunset Ale.")

Just kidding, Florida residents drink their beer, too. (Actually, they have their own brand called: "Key West Sunset Ale.")

Excuse me, did you know you have a giant lobster in your front yard?

Excuse me, did you know you have a giant lobster in your front yard?

John and Greg by the lobster's butt.

John and Greg by the lobster's butt.

His next movie will be an instant classic:  "Attack of the Giant Lobster."

His next movie will be an instant classic: "Attack of the Giant Lobster."