Florida Keys 2010 travel blog

Chokoloskee Island

RV Resorts

A miniature town

Our waterfront site

Tom went fishing right away - he didn't catch anything.

View from our back door


Beautiful landscape


A thunderstorm on Wednesday morning

Jean, Anne and Fred have a delicious lunch from the Havana Cafe

The airboat

On the dock


Capt. Henry

A pellican along for the ride!

Two pellicans

Three Pellicans

A whole boatload of pellicans!

They are huge

Anne's friend

These boats go fast!

We had a stop at Totch's Island

It was a tiny island where there is a small house where...

Another boat

A 14 ft. alligator!


Speeding down a mangrove tunnel

Back at the RV for wine & cheese

Dinner at the Camellia St. Grill

You ordered at the bar

A lot of atmosphere

The food was then brought to the table

These are some images from the Smallwood Museum.

This store was the only one on the island.

A life-like statue of Mr. Smallwood

The post office was here.

We left Greg's around 11 in the morning on Monday and headed to Rt 41 where we checked out Midway Campground (National Park Service). It is much like Flamingo, but has electric! However, there are no reservations and you take a chance on the "first come, first served" policy.

The Outdoor Resorts RV Park is on the opposite end of the camping spectrum from Flamingo. Located at the very first left on Chokoloskee Island after the causeway from Everglades City, this is a miniature town with well paved roads, beautiful landscaping, and complete hook-ups (electric, water, cable, and sewer) on every site. We had requested a dock site and were offered 3 choices. Of course we picked the best one. We both kicked back and enjoyed the luxury and Tom had a night off from cooking with the leftovers from YOLO.

We had nice warm weather which is a change from the coolish temperatures we encountered on a lot of this trip. Of course the weather has been a lot better than our hometown of Webster has been having. We look at the iPhone (which needed a booster antenna in Chokoloskee to assure reception) and see the snow symbol every day! We hope there will be a spot to park the RV when we get back on March 9! Tom rode his bike to Smallwood's Store Museum and photographed this both inside and outside.

Our friends Fred and Jean Lindenhovius are also vacationing near Naples, Florida and we had decided that we would get together on Wednesday. They arrived around noon and we had a delicious take-out lunch from the nearby Havana Cafe. We than set off for an airboat ride to Totch's Island and the mangroves nearby. We all thoroughly enjoyed this experience, especially the alligator in one of the ponds along the route. We were especially grateful that the predicted thunderstorms passed us by.

We returned to the RV after checking out restaurants in Everglades City, had some wine and cheese on our deck and then headed to the Camellia Street Grill where we had a super meal.

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