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Dec 28, 2013 - Key West

Days 292 - 299 of The Big Trip December 21 One hundred forty-one miles after leaving our Miami campground, we were in Key West. We'd never driven here before. We stopped once on a cruise, but that was only a few hours. We stopped for fuel in Homestead, because we knew the fuel prices are higher in the Keys. We actually found that they were cheaper in Key Largo, but much higher after that. The drive is beautiful. The color of the water is spectacular. From Key Largo to Key West is 118 miles. There are 42 bridges. At 35,830 feet, one is...

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Dec 17, 2013 - New highlight - Key West

Hi I have now found the new highlight of my trip and it is Key West. The drive is just amazing and there are 38 Keys and 42 bridges on the way so the views are just gorgeous. Once we got to Key West we found the most beautiful place on earth. Micky and I may have found our retirement place – will you come and visit us here?? The sunsets are to-die-for and the place just feels so comfortable and easy. We were only here for one night and wish we were here for much longer. We stayed at the most gorgeous bed and breakfast and I found my dream...

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Nov 21, 2013 - the Southern most point in USA

The drive today was 50 miles south. We reached the Southern most point in the continental United States, Key West - Cuba the next stop? No, we will head north tomorrow. Key West is a very busy town: a cruise ship was in port today, Mallory Square was bustling-great sculpture garden and little shops. We walked to Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffets old restaurant, around town-found Starbucks- and to Trumans "Little White House" - used by presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Carter & Clinton. Staying here in Marathon on the Coast Guard base is...

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Nov 21, 2013 - Key Largo <=> Key West

Veel kilometers gereden over de Overseas Highway 1 om het zuidelijkste punt (Southernmost Point) van Noord Amerika in Key West te zien. Een leuk stadje met mooie pastel gekleurde huizen en guestrooms. Key Largo -> Key West = 160 km. Diner weer bij ons favoriete restaurant Denny's

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Nov 17, 2013 - Boyd's Key West Campground

Hello Everyone, Well, we returned from Key West today. We had a great time at Boyd's Key West Campground which is about 6 miles from Duval Street! The campground was spectacular, and a must re-visit for us! I made an aerial video just minutes before we left Sunday morning, and this HD video can be seen at the following address: http://youtu.be/jIBHIVGZYgs Also attached are some pictures of the campground, and a few of my favorite Key West candids... Its time to re-charge for the night so that we can leave early Monday morning for Disney...

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Nov 15, 2013 - Key West Fun - Jet Ski Tour

Hello Everyone, Today Jeannie and I decided to try out taking a Jet Ski Tour around Key West! Since we are both new to driving a Jet Ski, coupled with my wish to film our trip with my GoPro waterproof camera, I decided to let Jeannie drive! Little did I know that this was a BIG mistake! Things started out great while at low speed around the port, however, once out into deeper water, and allowed to go as fast as you wanted, Jeannie turned into a speed demon! She had that thing going over 45mph over large waves saying 'Whee' all the time! I...

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Nov 14, 2013 - Key West Fun - Sloppy Joe's & Mallory Square Street Performers

Hello Everyone, Today we decided to experience Duval Street in downtown Key West. This is the main tourist destination with lots of open air bars and restaurants. One of the most famous restaurants/bars is Sloppy Joe's, and one we went in for dinner after walking around all day! The meal was excellent and so were the drinks! Afterwards, just as the sun was setting, we went to the end of Duval Street to another famous location, Mallory Square. Here, all of the local 'artists', or street performers, come out to put on shows and ask for...

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Nov 13, 2013 - Key West!

Today, we headed out for our Key West adventure. Tony had been before, but it was my first time. I am so thankful that we took a bus tour rather than drive out ourselves. It is a long drive that neither of us was looking forward to. Taking the bus made it so much nicer! We were both able to enjoy the sights and the tour host was very knowledgeable about the history and the Florida Keys. It was about a 3-4 hours ride each way, and we were able to have about 6 hours on the island of Key West. The Keys are lovely and, if you get a chance, you...

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Nov 12, 2013 - Key West Fun - Snorkeling

Hello Everyone, Today we tried our hand at Snorkeling! Neither Jeannie nor I had ever done this before, and the experience didn't turn out as expected! When we got on the boat (a good sized Catamaran), the Captain said that the seas we at about 2' and that we 'should be alright'...not! We went out about 6 miles to the 3rd largest natural barrier reef in the world off the coast of Key West, and the seas were indeed rough! After getting instructions on how to snorkel, we put on our gear and were off. Unfortunately, Jeannie only got out about...

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Nov 10, 2013 - Key West Fun - Parasailing

Hello Everyone, Today we made it to Key West! The drive over the 42 bridges to get us here, including the 7 mile bridge, were fun to drive over, and the scenery spectacular! After getting settled into Boyd's Campground, just 5 miles North of Key West, we hopped onto the Scooter and were off into town to reconnoiter... The first activity on our agenda was to go Parasailing - something neither Jeannie or I had never done before...and something Jeannie was a little scared to do based on her fear of heights! However, it was a great experience...

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Nov 2, 2013 - Paradise at Bluewater Key

We left Homestead around 10:00 Monday morning, leaving the mainland to our destination in Key West. It's only a 113 mile drive, but the information we received from our resort said to plan on three hours. Although the roads are good, it's mostly a two lane highway so you only go as fast as the car in front of you. In addition, the speed limit on most of the drive is only 45. But being a Monday morning we pretty much kept up that pace the entire route. Everything is based on mile markers on Highway 1 with Homestead being mile marker 113 and...

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Oct 29, 2013 - Florida

The road trip continues... Week 2 of being in Florida, drove my mom down to visit her sister and my uncle, we've been having fun! We just finished going thru Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park and onto the Keys down to Key West. Along the way it's unbelievable the alligators you see in the canals along the highway, also a little scary when you get out of the car to take their picture.

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