Monday, April 2, 2012

Key West Trip - April 2012

For our last week with my folks in Florida, we decided to take a trip to the Florida Keys.  We have all admired the keys from the air as we flew out of Miami to Belize, Honduras and Panama in past years and Ron and I went on a cruise that stopped in Key West, but we have never driven the length of the Keys.  So bright and early on Sunday morning, we headed out from our Englewood house to our pre-arranged stay in Islamorada, 40 or so miles down the Overseas Highway, about a third of the way down the keys.
As soon as we checked into our hotel, we headed out to check out the property.  From the unique bar, we had a bird's eye view of the whole property.
Marina on one end of the property
Ocean swimming area with pool on the other side
The bartender took a picture of all of us
Dick and Millie - Islamorada, Florida - April 1, 2012
You don't see too many Alaska plates in the Keys
Key Deer - An endangered species, on No Name Key - About the size of a big dog
Key West has such an amazing variety of plants - I love these trees
Bougainvilla in a variety of colors
All in full bloom
Wall outside Ernest Hemingway's Home
Quaint Dentist Office in Key West
One of the many fishing piers made from the remnants of bridges as new bridges were built.
Heading back to Englewood tomorrow, putting Millie and Dick on the plane on Thursday, and our winter sojourn will soon be over.