Thursday, March 1, 2012

A week in the Keys of Florida...

One of our camping memberships allowed us to spend a week for free at a campground (resort) half way down the Florida Keys saving us $120 per night, so off we went to see the SE corner of this great Country.  It was in the mid to high 80s in the day and cooled to around 75 at night with very high humidity.
From the resort each evening we could have cocktails at sunset point and watch, what else, but the sunset.

The Bay on one side of the road and the Atlantic on the other, both showed off the beautiful colors of the water.  As the depths of the water varies the colors change along with it to all shades of blue.

We spent a half of one day out on the ocean on Jackie's first fishing trip where she caught her first fish and then shared a relaxing trip back to shore watching the sunset again while sitting on the bow of the boat in shorts and T shirts.

And another day we drove the 70 miles to the end of the Keys to visit Key West Florida.  While there we ran across this piece of artwork or as Dick said "another use for shells off the beach". 
This is mile 0 or the start of Highway 1 that goes all the way up the east coast.  This marks the last of the corners of the United States that we have visited, but still have more between these points to see.

And just down the road is the most South Eastern point of land in the United States where it's only 90 miles to Cuba.  There was a line of about 30 people waiting to have their picture taken standing in front of the marker, so we grabbed a photo and off we went to see more of Key West.

Walking around town you never know what you will find.  Never did go in to see what they are selling here.

A shot looking down one of the main streets, in the evening this town fills up with all the night people.

Again another shot of some of the strange things you find in this town.

It's winter here but there are a lot of very beautiful flowers in full bloom.  You have your choice of colors, yellow to...


Not only the flowers are great but you can find all colors of fish.

This guy (giant lobster) you can see from Google Earth, but we had to find it and check out the shops to find a painting for my sister. 

The keys are over 100 miles of one tourist trap after another but still a beautiful place to visit.  We did look at some property here but it's a little (lot) out of our price range.

We are out of the Keys and have spent another week dry camping in Long Pine Key campground in Everglades National Park so stay tuned for the next blog and the birds of the Everglades, plus other pictures.  We also took our kayak out in the Everglades and spent some time on the bikes.

To be continued...


Jen said...

That looks amazing!

guy said...

Hi you all from cool Jackpot, NV. Home tomorrow for this bunch. We took a glass bottom boat ride when down there and that was a hoot. Be safe and see you bro