Whew. The past few weeks have had us tapping into our reserve tanks to muster up some spare social energy. We never imagined when we booked a spot in Cedar Key how many folks would be joining up with us.
Don’t get us wrong, we have absolutely LOVED meeting so many people and many new friendships have been forged.
And it’s downright humbling to have reflected back in person how many lives our blog and videos have touched.
We’re just introverts who absolutely need undistriburbed recharge time in between social experiences, and there’s only so long we can go with out that. And it’s now been a really long time.[quote_center]Oh, the price of posting so many Cedar Key sunset photos! [/quote_center]
At any rate, we have had some great experiences since our last update.
The best way for us to get a quick recharge has been launching our inflatable Sea Eagle 370 kayak for some paddling.
We’re so glad we had this kayak delivered to us by Amazon Prime during our stay last year – it’s been a perfect balance for us finally having a decent 2-seater kayak, without the storage space worries. It rolls up pretty compact into a duffle bag that stays neatly in our bus bays. And, we’ve only popped it once – on oyster beds out here in Cedar Key last year. The patch job we did then has held up remarkably well.
In the past week, we’ve said good bye to a handful of folks as they ended their monthly stays in Cedar Key, and welcomed in a whole bunch more.
The weather hasn’t been the best, but we’ve still managed some group activities:
Lots and lots of fun, for sure!
Taking a Breather
Between the gatherings with our convergence and building friendships with those staying longer term as neighbors – our introversion would already be pretty tapped. But on top of that, a week doesn’t go by where we don’t get several visitors with little to no pre-arrangement.
We normally appreciate the occasional drop in, it’s just the constant pace over six solid weeks that has worn on us. It has nothing to do with the individual encounters – we’ve enjoyed meeting everyone – it’s completely the cumulative effect.
We’re often asked how we keep up with it all. Truth is, we’ve been struggling and the weather hasn’t helped.[quote_center]We’re no longer swimming in social abundance, we’re drowning in it.[/quote_center]
In effort to take care of ourselves, we’re pulling out of our Cedar Key Convergence early. We’re moving to an undisclosed location to get some much needed re-charge time and focus on projects we’re behind on. Our apologies if anyone was inbound for an unannounced visit, and thank you for understanding.
Our next stop will be February 20-24 at the Tin Can Tourists Convention in Brooksville, FL. We endeavor to be back to our welcoming selves by then.
We have one more post scheduled as a general guide to exploring Cedar Key in an RV, but this will be our last travelogue this visit. I couldn’t end without some sunset shots from our one actual sunset this past week.