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Jul 20, 2017 - Key Largo
Today we have to register at John Pennenkamp National Park as we have a 41/2 hour snorkelling tour out to the reef. We have brought our goggles and snorkel from home( Phil has his goggles now with a prescription lens, so he can see too) and we just need to collect some fins. Our boat is the Dolphin (holds 40) and we are going out through the mangroves to 3 different reef locations. The first reef we stop at we were the only boat. The water is 85 degrees, so nice and warm and the coral is amazing. It covers the ocean floor with a big range...Jump to full entry
Jul 17, 2016 - The Adventure Begins!
A lovely beginning to our adventure. We left Venice about 8:00 AM, took I-75 to Naples and US 41 through the Everglades to US1 toward our final destination of the day, Key Largo. We loved coming through the "countryside"; we saw a lot of things you miss when you stay on the interstate. In fact, the journey was so enjoyable we think we will go back that way. We had lunch in Key Largo at an "old Florida" restaurant, The Fish Camp. (Note the picture of the restaurant's interior.) The surroundings made the experience, although seafood was fresh...Jump to full entry
May 8, 2016 - On to the Florida Keys
We headed out pretty early this morning - before 9:00. It was a beautiful day for the drive on the Tamiami Trail across the panhandle of Florida. Don't know what we expected of the everglades but were surprised at its diversity - wetlands yes, but also dry areas (now we see how they can have wildfires in the everglades) - indian villages (the Seminoles fled into the everglades when the government rounded up the indians to move to Oklahoma - they're the only indian tribe never conquered) - panther crossing signs (didn't see one but guess...Jump to full entry
May 6, 2016 - Moving Day
Friday we moved from Summerland Key to Key Largo. We're at Calusa Campground. This is a residential camp of mainly Cuban American families, who are very friendly and welcoming. There is a lot of Cuban music serenading us and, of course mouthwatering aromas of Cuban food!Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2016 - 4/13/16-Day 3 Boynton Beach-Key Largo
Day 2 - Boynton Beach to Key Largo. We woke to another beautiful day filled with Florida sunshine. We enjoyed the hotel breakfast by the pool. About 9 am we started our journey down to Key Largo. We were surprised at how the nice hotel was. Our room was right off the beach, tiki hut and pool. The landscaping was tropical and lush. While bringing in the luggage, a giant Godzilla like creature scared us to death! He was about 2 feet long. He introduced himself....Hello, I am Igor, your welcome iguana! After recovering from being greeted by...Jump to full entry
Jan 10, 2016 - Fun and excitement.
Our second day in No Name Harbor was both fun and then exciting. The day was wonderful and we enjoyed watching all of the boats, mostly power boats of all sizes and some sailboats come into the harbor and either tie up at the seawall for the day or anchor. We had a large power yacht anchor near us and then six boats tied up to him. We loved their beach music until the young kids on the smaller boats tied up and started playing Latin hip hop. But all of the people aboard all of the boats had fun swimming and playing with water toys and...Jump to full entry
Aug 20, 2015 - state park again
We went back to John Pennekamp State Park today. We moved over to Cannon Beach which was alot better than the last two beaches. They have in the water artifacts from a 1715 Spanish shipwreck. There were around 14 cannons and a large anchor. Saw alot of different fish and alot more of them plus some 3-4 feet Tarpon( I think). Where you snorkel there is a large area with a deep hole which you cannot see into. The tarpon were swimming around the edge of that. These were some big fish to be swimming around you and they were checking me out. I...Jump to full entry
Aug 18, 2015 - Key Largo
We crossed the Everglades yesterday and it was a good ride. We stopped several times and looked around. Despite all the warning signs we did't see any wildlife. It would have been fine with me if I had to have hit the breaks or not to keep from hitting a cougar, alligator or python or maybe even a big bird. That would probably been a wreck worth having hitting one of the first three. What a story to tell. Oh well we probably couldn't afford what it would cost to get them mounted.Jump to full entry
Feb 19, 2015 - Wade with the Dolphins
OOPS…..This actually took place in early December, and we forgot to post our pictures, but since we closed out the 2014 page, here it is. I think by now you all have figured out that Stephanie is in love with any and all animals, so when she found out that she could actually “Wade with the Dolphins”, there was no stopping her. The Theater of the Sea in Key Largo, FL is a older park that has many different kinds of sea life along with birds and reptiles. In addition to Wading and Swimming with the Dolphins, there are shows which feature...Jump to full entry
We drove to Key Largo, had lunch at Mrs. Macs, famous for her Key Lime Pie, it was very very good. We found another Robert Wyland and Guy Harvey mural, they paint them for free, Wyland has done over 100 free murals. We drove around to find the "Red Bird City" a vanished town north of Key Largo, there was suppose to be Cardinals there, "Red Bird City" is now a state park and botanical garden, no cardinals the only living things we found were 2nd and 3rd graders. We stopped at Caribbean Club, the location where the movie Key Largo was filmed,...Jump to full entry
Jan 29, 2015 - Key Largo
Reggi won a contest, she identified a picture in the Keys Free Press, we just happened to visit Pigeon Key and I (Mike) took a picture of this basketball backboard hanging from the Old Seven Mile Bridge. Reggi won a free lunch at Sharkeys, which is on a canal in Key Largo. We had heard the the actual "African Queen" from the movie of the same name staring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn was in Key Largo, while we ate, the boat chugged by us. We will be going to take a ride.Jump to full entry
Feb 8, 2014 - Loved Biscayne Bay, but have moved on to Rodriguez Key.
We loved our time in Biscayne Bay because the weather was warm with blue skies and we, mostly, had pleasant breezes. Also, the scenery could not be beat. We had the Miami skyline as a backdrop for our activities. Lovely Key Biscayne Yacht Club welcomed us; we had a few good meals there and at least one excellent pina colada. The homes on Key Biscayne are lovely; Judy and Bill took us on a dinghy ride to view the fabulous homes lining the Hurricane Hole. Judy and I walked to the grocery store and got to see some of the neighborhood around...Jump to full entry