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Headed south to the Keys

Up bright and early after struggling til well after 11 p.m. with internet connections at the hotel.  Frustration finally ended my day.  I had nearly given up when a very nice guy who was at the hotel to repair their system saw and heard my problems and downloaded the software for my card and installed it for me.  But I never did get on-line.  The hotels system had crashed.

So anyway, we had a 7 a.m. wake-up call and got ourselves ready for a long day of driving.  All the way down to the very southern most point of the U. S. and then turn around and come back up. 

The drive down was very uneventful except for the slow traffic in places and very fast traffic in others.  Florida drives think 45 mph means “go like ****” (sometimes as much as 70) and 55 mph means crawl along at 42.

The sky was clearing and looking good.
  Strange.

 

One thing I would definitely suggest. If you are planning on going to the Keys during the summer, especially if there is any chance of a storm, think twice!  The roads down and back are not the biggest and best roads in the country and in some places they are only two lanes, one coming and one going, so it would be very easy for traffic to be absolutely terrible. And if a storm was coming and evacuation was needed, it would be total chaos.

 

But when we got to Key West we spent a couple of hours looking up a couple of the landmarks, enjoying the sites, getting our pictures, sat and ate a light lunch and headed back north.  

 

terrilorah says:
Great info. Hubby and I plan to take a Florida trip this year and talked about Key West.
Posted on: Mar 16, 2009
X_Drive says:
Lucky for us, we had very good weather most of the time. Only got really rained on during the day one time, and that was when we stopped at the Welcome center at the border to Florida, of all places. It dumped on us for ten minutes. Then cleared away. We teased the people in there that it had seen my California plates. :)
Night time storms we had a few times. They didn't bother us.
Posted on: Jun 05, 2008
row-zzzzz says:
I love your blog ... personally we (Dan and I love storms) but do hate them if we are planning a day at the beach ... now I got to check out your photos ... so I see you have issues like me in regards to internet connections at hotel ... that is funny
Posted on: Jun 05, 2008
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Headed south to the Keys
Headed south to the Keys
The sky was clearing and looking g…
The sky was clearing and looking …
Construction zone before a new bri…
Construction zone before a new br…
Some nice sights along the way
Some nice sights along the way
Power lines are on there own tower…
Power lines are on there own towe…
The wind makes these trees grown d…
The wind makes these trees grown …
Another bridge.
Another bridge.
A view further south from the top …
A view further south from the top…
Long stretches
Long stretches
Welcome to Key West!
Welcome to Key West!
With shutters that close.
With shutters that close.
Looking down a side street.
Looking down a side street.
Nice places
Nice places
More nice homes
More nice homes
pretty homes
pretty homes
This small gunboat was tied up at …
This small gunboat was tied up at…
An older bridge.
An older bridge.
with a section missing.
with a section missing.
And nice little islands.
And nice little islands.
Some places were built up higher.
Some places were built up higher.
These were up higher too.
These were up higher too.
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