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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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Feb 16, 2014 - Looking forward to fun in Key West

The highlight of our stay in Marathon was lunch on the last day. We had good food, especially Deep Fried Frozen Key Lime Pie, at Burdine’s but the best part was the company. We were joined by Daisy and Ed Marill (Fred’s in-laws and our good friends), Jo and Art Wildman (friends from home) and Judy and Bill (buddy boat). Yesterday, we traveled from Marathon to Key West. The trip to Key West was a motor the entire way because the wind, which was up and down in velocity, was directly from the west…the direction we were headed. We picked up a...

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Feb 9, 2014 - Getting Ready

The getting ready part of the trip is almost over. The apartment is ready to rent, the PT Cruiser is waiting for a buyer at the used car business on Big Coppitt Key, we have dismantled our plot at the community garden and we are reserving the last of the campgrounds for the trip. We still have a list of to do items to accomplish in the next week, but it's all doable. We will be busy this week eating with people and making a few final volunteer stops around town. First stop of the Lavender's Travels will be a week at Flamingo National Park...

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Lavender's Travels

Jan 28, 2014 - Jan 27th

We all took the tour of Key West hosted by Brother Tom. we drove around the town for quite a while then toured the new marina. while there we saw jellyfish and pinfish in the water. Later in the day we took Memaw to the airport and sent her on her way home. That evening we went to a Cuban restaurant, Everyone enjoyed the food. Coming back to the campground Sally and I once again couldn't find our RV for several minutes. This campground is layedout differently. The weather was wonderful today, unlike Ohio.

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Jan 28, 2014 - Jan 28th

Last day in Key West, we leave tomorrow for Flamingo campground at the very southern tip of Florid mainland. Today we did a little shopping at Tom's grocery store. Went to the White street pier and looked at what we could see. We saw pinfish, crabs, several other types of fish we couldn't identify. Later we went to the home of Lynn and Steve Springer. There we had lunch and visited most of the afternoon. We meet their son Jordan, his girl friend Lindsey.

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Jan 26, 2014 - Jan 26th

Another travel day today. We drove about 100 miles from Key Largo to Key west. A nice scenic drive. Our campsite was somewhat difficult to get into, the back of the motorhome actually overlaps the one in behind us. Somewhat crowded We went and spent the evening with Sally's brother Tom and his wife Tana, with Lacy and Memaw also there.

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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 - 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 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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