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Dec 3, 2014 - Time for a Keywest update!

We didn't fall off the radar screen yet, and I think We have finally acclimated. After being in overflow for 3 days we got sent to hook ups earlier than expected. Yeah! We were thankful to have AC in the evenings so we could sleep! We are used to the NW where it cools down at night so you can sleep. Here we have artificial coolness. This is truly a lovely tropical place. I was invited to go downtown shopping with some of the ladies from the RV park, and to have lunch. I loved it and It was a good way to see Key west even though I was...

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Heading to the East!

Nov 26, 2014 - Key West, FL

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving from Saddle Bunch Key in the Florida Keys. The drain leak and the slide malfunction have now been fixed, and with that, we headed to the Keys. While in Tampa, we had the fortune to have two pleasurable lunches with a couple of Bruce’s cousins. Always fun to talk about the old days and families. After service, we headed to Saddle Bunch with a one night stop in Key Largo. We are now set-up for a month. The resort is around 14 miles from Key West – close enough to enjoy Key West but far enough not to be bothered...

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Nov 23, 2014 - Key West at last!

We finally arrived in Key West this afternoon! And we had wind today but not as bad as yesterday. Thank you God! We crossed many bridges, and many islands (keys) to finally make it here. The scenery is beautiful, and the water is such a pretty turquoise color. The water seems very shallow, so you would need a short shaft motor, and a depth detector to keep you out of trouble here. And this is boat world USA! Everybody has some type of boat, at the marina, or in their driveway. The center console style boat is the prevalent type, with at...

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Heading to the East!

Oct 2, 2014 - [driving home] mainline florida

sitting here on a veranda overlooking the harbor in key west, florida – home of ernest hemingway. maybe my prose will be as inspired. you be the judge...... as i ended the last post, i was heading towards my cousin christine’s house in annapolis, maryland. i hadn’t seen here for quite a while – briefly when her father passed a few years ago, but haven’t spent time with her for over 20 years. we had a nice visit, and her husband is a professional chef and made me a nice home-cooked meal, including crabcakes (a maryland specialty). and they...

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Sep 22, 2014 - Weeks 181-184 (2/19-3/18):

Weeks 181-184 (2/19-3/18): I have never seen so many alligators in one place! Alligators everywhere! It was quite a sight to see. That's Big Cypress National Preserve for you. And you don't even have to go far to see them; they are right there by the visitor center; right along the main road. And all the huge birds! It's one thing to bird watch out west, with all the little song birds; you pretty much need a telescope to see anything. But here, you can see all kinds of details with the naked eye. It's a refreshing change of pace. I guess...

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Jul 26, 2014 - Florida - USA - Florida Keys & The Everglades

When we left you it was Saturday 19th July and we were just about to pick up a hire car. We caught the hotel shuttle bus and returned to Miami international airport. There we got an elevated train to a special building that is totally devoted to hire car companies. We joined the masses at the "Alamo" hire car queue and were directed into a car park where we were given a choice of several vehicles. After a quick look around we selected an almost brand new Chevrolet sonic automatic (you don't seem to be able to hire a car with a manual gear...

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Jul 23, 2014 - I love Florida!!

Florida is an amazing place. In fact, our whole country is an amazing place--so vast that we can leave the huge trees of the northwest, drive through desert and prairie, and arrive in the swamplands of Florida in under a month! It really is mind-boggling. We arrived late in Florida due to all the National Parks stops (Fran was getting ready to throw my passport book right out the window). We arrived at Paynes Prairie State Park (about 2 hours into Florida near Gainesville) right at closing; the ranger apparently left to close down the park...

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Rumsky Retirement?

Jun 18, 2014 - Key West, Florida

We flew into Key West on Father's Day. For Robert, it was his first time back in the states in over 2 years! We stayed at The Reef - a Waldorf Astoria property. The room was nice and spacious and the weather felt amazing! We got in a little late in the day so after traveling for almost 24 hours from Germany. We woke at 4AM, walked to the bus stop, took the bus to the hauptbanhof, took the train to the airport in Stuttgart, the first plane was to Atlanta, then another plane to Key West then a taxi to the hotel - we were ready to have a few...

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Brown Family Travel

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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OziTerra

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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