We did a look back, the last time Marti and I were in Key West was in December 2004. We were there over New Years Eve, where they dropped a conch shell from a pole over Sloppy Joe’s Cafe to celebrate the New Year. Only in Key West.
We talked about returning for years and we finally made it. (Phew!). After our glass repair, we headed on down the Florida West Coast. We tried to stay off the toll roads and ended up on many local roads, lots of traffic and stop lights. We’ll certainly plan our route back North much more carefully.
But all was not lost. We found a great Passport America Park in Naples, FL, the Naples RV Resort. The word “Resort” is usually means “expensive” but with the Passport America discount, we had a FHU 50amp site for $22. Can’t beat that. Plus, they had a great pool, where we cooled off for quite a while.
When this park was built, they kept lots of the natural trees, so it made it even more beautiful, as well as cool and shady.
We set off this morning at 10:45, and drove 225 miles to the Navy Base on Key West. Along the way we made a stop to say hello to a Florida native, he even smiled for the camera.
We enjoyed the beautiful sights of the ocean as we crossed many of the Overseas Highway Bridges.
Unfortunately, the road wasn’t always a clear as this, there was lots of slow moving traffic.
We arrived at the Sigsbee Naval Air Station Key West Campground. Of course, there are no FHU sites available right now, so we had to go into the boondock section. They use a rotation here so in about two days we should be able to rotate into a FHU site. FHU sites are only for two weeks and then you’d have to go into the boondock section until another FHU site opened up. It’s a fair system and everyone takes a turn.
Generator hours are from 7am to 11pm. With temps right about 93 degrees right now, it could be a tough couple of nights sleeping without a/c. Thank goodness we have a nice 12v fan and three big batteries to get us through the night.
Of course, you can’t complain about the view!
We’ll be meeting some RV friends down here and our niece who lives on Key Largo. Hope we don’t wear ourselves out from all the fun!
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