Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel
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... tip!), then set the sat Nav for The Keys and headed on out of Miami. Well, I think we got about 1 mile from South Beach before we hit a major traffic jam. We tried sneaking off down other streets but every route took us back to the jam on the main route out. I even smacked my wing mirror into a UPS delivery van....oops! We eventually passed the cause of the hold up. There was a major car crash on the other side of the highway. Looked nasty. Lots of cops ...
... said, “it’s not camping, it’s a campaign” to survive!
We left around 10am on Sunday June 8th and headed due south. It only took about 3 hours to reach Miami; although this city is at the southern end of the mainland, there is still a LONG chain of islands trailing out into the Caribbean, so we were nowhere near our destination. Just south of Miami we encountered a thunderstorm of note, such that Jon could barely see the road to ...
... our surprise, we noted that most of them had set two anchors in the front, (a technique we later learned was referred to as a Bahamian Anchor). Hmmmm. Did they know something we did not know? We started to worry and consequently got on the phone to solicit the expertise of the Good Captains. We described the situation to them and after asking a few questions they said," Phooey, you just need one anchor if you give it enough scope." And so one anchor with plenty of scope is what we ...
So of all the random things I thought I would see in Florida, wasn't expecting to find out my best friend from high school back in Alaska who now lives in Oregon happen to be on vacation in the Keys. What a great way to start travels by getting to hang with him and his ...
... a look at all the shops and had a drink and some conch fritters at the Hogs Breath Cafe. There were plenty of people down at Mallory Square for the sunset, but again the clouds were restricting the view. On the way back to the car, we passed a square filled with statues of past residents including Harry Truman and Ernest Hemingway. It was dark by the time we got back to Marathon, so we just got a pizza for dinner before lounging in front of the TV.
Key West done and ...