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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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Sep 16, 2013 - Key West, Florida

Depart: Key Largo, Florida (I keep humming the song from Cocktail) Arrive: Key West, Florida Campground: Blue Water Key We woke to a tropical rain storm, thunder, lightening, heavy rain. Our poor neighbour next store, his campground is under water. We checked the weather forecast and it is supposed to be like this all week so we checked some other towns on the gulf coast and the weather is poor also. We decided to stay in the keys and take our week of down time as planned here. The drive up the Keys to Key West was beautiful, what we could...

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May 20, 2013 - Keys and Kayaking

On Monday, May 6, we left Miami and headed south to Marathon. We were headed to the Jolly Roger Travel Park on Grassy Key. It is quite an experience to drive the Keys. Sometimes the road is on just a very narrow bit of land with the Gulf close on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other and at other times it is wide with lots of trees, shrubs and other vegetation so thick that no water is visible on either side. Because the water is shallow along the keys it is the most beautiful azure blue. In some places you can walk out 20 feet from...

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May 9, 2013 - Key West

Well we made it to the southern most point. It has been a great time, weather is good and everything is going fine. We got to see earnest Hemingway's house, and Harry S. Truman's "Little White House". We camped 22 miles outside of Key West at Bahia Honda State Park. Then we drove into Key West. Key West is very concentrated. I would hate to see it in the busy tourist season. We are heading towards the Everglades next.

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Mar 17, 2013 - Key West

We were really pleased that we decided not to travel down at night as the journey from Key Largo takes you right down to Key West and is beautiful as you pass through the small islands (Keys) that are linked by bridges and the ocean is a wonderful blue on either side of you. We had become aware that our visit to Key West was going to coincide with “Spring Break”. This is the spring vacation for the US colleges and universities and traditionally they pile into a car and head south to Florida for some sun and fun before their end of session...

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Mar 8, 2013 - mile zero US hwy 1

Today was Key West day so we loaded our bikes into the truck and made the 50 mile trip to the very last key in the Florida Keys. As expected the minute we crossed onto the island it was bumper to bumper traffic so we headed down a side street a couple of miles from downtown to park. The idea of bringing the bikes worked great as we were able to maneuver through the myriad of mopeds, pedicabs, trolleys and fellow bikers on the streets. The island is about 4 miles by 1 mile but there were thousands of tourists, college spring breakers and, oh...

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Mar 3, 2013 - Cayo Hueso

Finally the weather cooperated today. After a little rain along the scenic Overseas Highway (US1) on the way to Key West, the sun came out and stayed out for most of the day. The day was pleasent for walking around the city. There are 2 or 3 ways to tour Key West. The first is to visit all of the bars and pubs and concentrate on nothing else but drinking. Since it appears we were on the leading edge of Spring Break, most of the "young" people seemed to be taking this route. The second way is to shop. There are more jewelry shops per capita...

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Mar 2, 2013 - Really, Really South

Today, I started heading north again but only up to Fort Myers. I left Florida City about 10:30 and got to the WalMart around 3:00 after driving up to Miami and then turning left to go across the peninsula. Tomorrow I'll head up to the Tampa area again as I need to get more warranty work done on the trailer this Monday at the Camping World there (if they ever call me back). The picture was taken a couple of days ago when 3 of us rode our motorcycles to the Southernmost point in the U.S.A. in Key West. It's a pretty wild place as the bars...

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Feb 19, 2013 - Key West Kayak Tour - 2013

We did the Boca Chica Tour. Fantastic!! And, we get to say we kayaked the Atlantic and the Gulf in the same day. It was really something to paddle through dense mangroves, view wildlife then come out looking at the Atlantic seeming going on forever to the southeast. Great Day!

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Feb 10, 2013 - at Key West FL; 17/245

130210-Sun-0 miles-Today we took a ride on our bikes, but mostly relaxed until about 415 when we went with Rusty and Anne to listen to music in the garden at a B&B. Then we went to dinner on the beach and had great seafood. It was a great last night, and it is still only about 815pm.

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Feb 9, 2013 - at Key West FL; 17/244

130209-Sat-0 miles-Today we rode around the island in a clockwise direction so the water was always on our left. It was about 12-14 miles. We had a snack downtown after being at the civil war re-enactment at Ft. Zachary Taylor. Then on our way home we stopped at McD’s and split a frappe. It was a good day and the scooter ran well, but I still plan on looking at a new one on Tuesday. We are both tired.

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Feb 5, 2013 - at Key West Fl; 17/240

130205-Tue-0 miles-I’m actually doing this on Wed. as I was so tired when I got home. No pictures – as I forgot my camera. We are in Key West and went to lunch with the Thrush’s at PePe’s, then they checked in at The Parrott Key resort and we sat outside. Then we went to happy hour at the Raw Bar and met the Lawyer’s. We had a great day. Our one Grandson, only 5, has a new email acct. His mother might kill me, but I you want to write him a short note, it is Evan at evan_decarlo@yahoo.com.

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