White Sands Beach Resort
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Woke at 5.30 after a tricky nights sleep in the hostels noisiest room. So was outside by 6.30 am the bus picked up Matti, Jamie and me at 7.10. So it took us around 3.5 hours to get to Key West, the road to get there from mainland Florida is rather mental. 7 miles of bridge. At one point I saw up ahead a bend and then a bridge snapped in two.... …
... need to get an alarm system and then worry about it long distance. The Venetian Falls place. Beautiful inside, much newer than the other places we looked at, being sold furnished, lovely grounds, across the street from a beautiful club house and pool. Lots of activities, very low HOA fees BUT there is nothing special about it - no view except plants out the back. No Florida feel other than it would be warm and sunny. I know that doesn't make sense but I can't ...
Turn the calendar from January 31 to Feb 1 and this place changes dramatically. The island has gone from a sleepy peaceful place with few people, mostly older, to more traffic, more people. Lots of familys, younger people. They tell me "the season" here is Feb and March and this has been very evident this week. Standing in front of the rental agency on Pine Ave I watched several different families arrive to check in. Midwest plates mainly. ...
... names on the bowl grid for prizes, and Marla's name was called for the final game prize! She won a very cool beach chair and a $25 dinner certificate. Luckily, we stayed in Navarre one more day so we used our gift certificate for lunch the next day.
It's time to start driving west, so we made our way to Baton Rouge, LA, where we spent a couple nights. Another rainy day meant we went to the Mall of Louisiana where Marla shopped ...
... excess of 20 and 30 mph. That is a lot of rocking and rolling and worrying about canvases. One of my favorite things about this marina is the view from our boat of the sculpture, "Unconditional Surrender". It is a huge sculpture based on that famous Life Magazine photo taken at the end of WWII with the sailor kissing the nurse. Very romantic. There is a party barge that regularly passes several times a day. It is covered with mermaid statues and palm trees and has its own tiki ...