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Dec 19, 2014 - Mallory Square!

Yesterday we headed down to see Mallory Square at night. This is the downtown waterfront in Key West. It has a big pier where the cruise ships tie up to, But it is also a good place to experience the sunset. In fact that is what is celebrated every night in Key West! (Because the sunsets are beautiful and you can see the sun sink right into the ocean). Mallory square has lots of people performing all kinds of interesting feats at this time of day. Juggling, acrobatics, sword swallowing, story telling, etc. And then there are vendors...

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Dec 17, 2014 - We've got spirit, yes we do!

As you can see from my pictures that Spikey ("McGuiver") has been busy again. We brought some Christmas lights with us from home, so he made us a Christmas tree! Of course it is a "custom" design. He used the flag pole which was already in the front receiver and a piece of doweling ( that guy has a little bit of everything in his storage compartments) for the bottom. It came out pretty cute don't you think? So yes, we do have Christmas spirit. Yesterday we got a nice surprise! They told us we could go back into hook-ups today. We were not...

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Dec 10, 2014 - Week one Key West

We are in Key West and remembering why we love living here. Since I have been so busy talking and catching up and eating I have not taken photos or written in my journal all week. Therefore, my plan is to get myself in order and cover our two weeks in the southernmost city next week. That said, a short summary follows. The general plan for the first half of our visit was a week serving the needs of miss Louise and mr Archie while their mother made a trip north. We interwove lots of cuddling Archie and louise with the first week of dentist,...

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Lavender's Travels

Dec 9, 2014 - Fred found some Key west friends!

Fred has had to stay inside a lot of the time because it's so windy here he would blow away. So that makes it hard for him to find some friends. But he has persevered and Fred has finally found some friends in Key West! Please see the attached photos!

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Dec 8, 2014 - The Butterfly house

Today we went to the Butterfly & Nature conservatory. You go into this large climate controlled atrium (about 80 to 85 degrees) and it is full of flowering plants, colorful little birds, and of course lots of butterflies. And the butterflies even land on you! One landed on Spike as we entered into the atrium, as he had a colorful shirt on. I included a few pictures for you to see. This is where Fred's "live" friends hang out. And they even have named them in the true southern fashion. Their names are Rhett and Scarlett. Just about a...

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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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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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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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