Retired Army Veteren Rudy, and Marine Veterans and cousins Edwin and Dave were welcomed to the Keys with swag gear from Costa Sunglasses, Shimano, UA, Yeti Coolers and even some awesome prints from our friend Doug in Kansas. Being the beginning of March hotels and vacation homes were hard to come by. I reached out, and a good friend of my father’s, MJ said that her neighbor could help out. A beautiful home on the water was more than I expected, and the Veterans were taken away.
Thanks to Nancy at the Kite House in Key West, the got to kite board at the same place my dad was taught. All the guys did great at learning to fly the kite, so they’ll be ready for the board next time when they come back to visit.
“I have sat here in front of my computer trying to gather the words and I didn’t know how difficult this could be to place on paper. The week that you provided to escape our troubles lifted such a great weight from my shoulders. It was more than a week, it was more than I could have ever imagined, it was to a fresh breath. To everyone that contributed to make that week happened I am so thankful. The joy of just being out on the water with the sun in our face, phones turned off, just focused on fishing and having a great time gave me a sense of peace I have been missing for a while. Since your trip I have focused to staying more on the water and refocusing on the important things that me smile and laugh. I am glad to have met you all and made great new friends. I would welcome you anytime and hope to see you again in the future.”