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May 21, 2014 - Florida

After we got back from the cruise we drove down the Florida Keys into Key West. The area was settled a couple of hundred years ago and sailing ships loaded with booty - spices, gold, slaves and lots of other good stuff would sail past. The locals helped the passing ships by putting signal fires out to show them safe passage. Of course the ships usually ran aground and were plundered. Strange that not one single local person had any idea of signal fires being in the wrong place and no one was ever charged. Piracy was alive and well as it...

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May 10, 2014 - Key West

Well I am here in Key West and out for a walk about the town checked out the old harbor area, got me a big fish ( I am sure a lot of people have said the same thing about my fish) lol went to the shipwreck museum and climbed to the top of the tower for a overall view of the area to the Aquarium then on to the Little White House, was the place where Truman spent 170 some days of his presidency as his vacation retreat, as it is still used as a presidental retreat could not take any pictures inside. I saw a sign on Trumans Desk that said the...

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May 9, 2014 - the Florida Keys

Very nice night here in Florida City a bit of breakfast packed up camp headed out for the drive to Key West, a real nice sunny day as I drive through all the different Keys, with many stops along the way a short walk on the old seven mile bridge built for the railroad to Key West. A stop on Big Pine Key and saw a few of the Key deer very small deer and very cute, then back on the road to Key West getting there around three in the afternoon. Checked into my hotel for the next two days some lunch and a couple beers before heading out to...

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Apr 21, 2014 - Visiting Key West

JOLLY ROGER TRAVEL PARK, MARATHON,FL. MONDAY We were up at 0700 this morning to get a jump on the drive to Key West. Beautiful weather again, temperature in low 70's. Stopped in town to fill up the Honda and then headed South on the overseas highway. It wasn't long before we arrived at the beginning of the 7 mile bridge. Were never out of sight of land of some sort, and the original railroad bridge, which is not in use, was off to our right. There were lots of keys and lots of water on the 58 mile drive down. Key West is all about...

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Apr 8, 2014 - April 7 - Day 4

We did the tourist thing and took the Conch Train through Key West and heard a great history of the island. We met Ann and Phil Hansen for lunch at Sunset Key. The only way to get there is by boat... Lunch was fantastic, including a key lime martini for me and a key lime colada for the others....Nom, Nom! This is a private island with an exclusive resort and several private homes. Think "Lifestyles of the rich and Famous"! We finished out the day with more sightseeing and dipping our toes in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Chooie climbed the...

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Apr 7, 2014 - April 6 - Day 3

Started out the day with Lolly and Syd enjoying a great breakfast overlooking the golf course. Headed to Key West at 9:30. We waved to Steve as we passed Miami and figured he was probably finishing his tri around then! The drive to Key West was absolutely spectacular! The water was is so clear and such a beautiful shade of aqua, we may not leave!! Key West is so different from anywhere else. It's an island mentality and completely relaxing, but you also get such a sense of history here. There is so much to see and do in these 8 square miles...

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Apr 3, 2014 - Finally Key West

On Tuesday we spend most of the day visiting the J.F. Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral, Florida. If you ever go to Florida this is a place well worth visiting. It shows the complete history of space pursuit since the 1960s. We had a tour by bus to the launching sites and the large transporters that are being used bring the rockets from the assembly hangars to the site at a speed of 1/2 mile per hour. You may have seen some of this on TV but in real life it seems so much larger. Many sight and sound and IMAX presentations and even...

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Mar 14, 2014 - Key West

Mardi 11 jour 24 On va à Key West, malgré que c'est mardi, y a du monde et du trafic. On trouve un petit resto local à notre arrivé à Key West on y prend un bon repas avant visiter la ville, finalement, on marchera 12 km à travers la ville...fiou...est où la bière.... C'est un ville (village) très hétéroclite, une maison, un commerçe chacun avec un cachet différent. Ils ont su garder tous les vieux bâtiments et les faire revivre avec une nouvelle vocation, c'est très coloré, et très festif surtout dans les rues du vieux Key West en fait, ça...

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Mar 12, 2014 - Key West

What a fabulous day on Key West! We spent the day touring this wild and crazy town. It is the most southern town in the continental USA. Artistic, eclectic, laid-back, musical, historical and hysterical. These can all be used to describe Key West. Duval Street is where it all happens and Mallory Square is not to be missed. We spent hours wondering around. Had lunch at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. This is his original store and restaurant. It was a real treat to visit! We also stopped into Captain Tony's. This was the bar where Papa...

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Mar 10, 2014 - 10 days in Key West

My last posting ended with us arriving back in Key West. A weather frontal passage was predicted for the next day (for those of you who don’t boat that means that the winds will pick up and the water will get rough—how much wind and how rough the water depends on how strong the front). Fred’s comfort zone is to be on a mooring, if available, so we had passed through Key West Harbor, through the channel around the end of Fleming Key and into the mooring field at Garrison Bight. Our original plan had been to anchor in the harbor of Key West...

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Mar 10, 2014 - Miami - KeyWest

Lundi On quitte notre camping, le Miami Everglades resort direction Key West 3 heures et quelque de route, incluant un petit arrêt au IHOP ...on (je) ne peux pas m'en passer :-). On se retrouve au mile 20 de la route 1, au camping KOA de Sugarloaf Key, à 20 miles de KeyWest. C'est Lundi, quess qu'on fait le Lundi.?..le lavage...et oui, donc on s'installe, on fait le lavage on jase encore avec plein de campeurs qui viennent nous voir avec des questions sur notre roulotte. C'est fou, on va devoir se procurer des pamphlets de Safari Condo pour...

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Feb 21, 2014 - Key West Florida

A visit to the Keys wouldn’t be complete, (For a first time visitor) without heading to Key West. Aside from being THE destination for vacationers, both from land and by sea… Key West has a lot of interesting places to visit. President Truman had a house here, as did Ernest Hemingway. (They can be visited for a fee.) There’s also an old lighthouse museum tour you can take, along with a few other goodies on the detailed tourist map we were given. Key West is a quaint, cute little town, with well-maintained historic homes, bed & breakfasts,...

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