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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Escape from Winter!

(To our faithful readers, followers and new follower Julie, thanks for your patience.  Blogger and I have been wrestling a bit tonight.  Here goes try number THREE!)

This is a picture of our house.  We like it when it looks like this:

Unfortunately, sometimes it looks like this and we really don't like it that way:

So, when we can, we hop in the motorhome and head South to somewhere warm and sunny!

Getting warmer!

The water and skies are looking better and better...

Where did we go?  Here's a hint:

Still not sure?  How about now?

Yep!  Key West!  PS:  We don't know the little boy in the picture, but there were so many people here it was the only shot we could get without tons of people in it! :c)

We are fortunate that being in the military, we are able to camp right in downtown Key West at the Navy Base campground, they have some FHU sites and a bunch of boondocking sites.  In the winter they rotate the campers between the FHU sites and the boondock sites on a 14 day cycle.  Either way, you have downtown Key West right out the back gate and the cost is incredibly reasonable.

First thing we did was take a tour of Key West on the Conch Train.

It takes you on a guided tour of all the sights in Key West.

It winds through the streets, including the famous Duval Street.

Past the Key West Lighthouse...

Along the beautiful beaches...

And to Mallory Square, where street performers put on shows each evening and the chickens run wild.

The next day we went out on the scooters.

Here is Marti doing her best "Born-to-be-Wild" imitation.

We rode all around and ended up enjoying an evening sunset from the beach.

Before we knew it, our time was up and all the fun was over, the shopping, dining and sight seeing.  So we had to head back to the land of the ice and snow.  On the way back we took a ride through the Everglades. 

 Marti wanted to see an alligator.  We found lots, including this guy.  He was a BIG one. 

I told Marti not to get too close, he was looking her over and it wasn't to flirt!

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1 comment:

  1. Now THAT looks like the place to be when mid-winter doldrums hit us around here. Thanks for the pickmeup!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard