We did school before we headed out for the day. The view was phenomenal!
As we headed to Marathon, we couldn’t help but wonder how quickly some of these businesses got back up and running after Hurricane Irma.
It seems that the smaller, mom and pop type stores and businesses, had to get in and re-open since their livelihood depended on it, whereas some of the bigger chains are able to stay closed until they are completely remodeled.
Many people lost a majority of their homes and were forced to get back in there, clean out and salvage what they could, and leave the damage on the side of the road.
It is amazing, though, that the locals, while they have been greatly affected, are still so hospitable.
One store owner, when she found out we have 4 kids and homeschool, gave us over $20 of free books about Florida for them to have.
We found a pavilion behind city hall, overlooking the water, to have lunch. We hadn’t packed anything, so pizza it was!