Is it really winter here?!

Trip Start Jan 19, 2009
Trip End Jan 18, 2010

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Homestead Campgrounds

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hello everyone. Especially all those who are freezing their little buns off, we are in sunny Southern Florida and we may never leave again!

It's beautiful down here. We made our way down from Titusville, first pit stop Miami beach (South Beach) and some soaking up the sun. A lovely white sand beach on the Atlantic and the water was warm enough for a dip and the sun shining and begging for some sun baking. Miami Beach was quite busy for a week day, everyone trying to stave off winter for as long as they can.

We camped in Florida City just above the Florida Keys and the Everglades National Park. We went on a day trip down the Keys, ranked as one of the most beautiful drives in America, we agree! It is totally beautiful down here, white sands, blue water that is as clear as glass and the weather was warm. It took us a really long time to get down to Key West, the most Southern point in the US, because we had to keep stopping and checking out the beach and taking photos. Once me made it to Key West we walked around town, checked out the marina and had some delicious Cuban fare.

To stick with the relaxed atmosphere we went JET SKIING! Ha, ha. Bek has always wanted to give this a try so why not in the gorgeous Keys. What a blast, the Gulf side of the Keys was calm and perfect for whipping around on the Jet Ski - we managed to go 50 miles an hour which is 80km! Woop, woop. Bek also managed to roll us at about 65kmph which wasn't so woop, woop. But it was water, so we bounced a bit, splashed in and were on our way again. As part of the Jet Skiing we joined a tour that took us completly around the island and detailed some of the history of the area. It was totally awesome.

Florida has many things to see and do but a large portion of Southern Florida is taken up by the Everglades National Park. This park is described as 'the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, boasts rare and endangered species. It has been designated a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, and Wetland of International Importance, significant to all people of the world'. So it's pretty cool. We saw heaps of Alligators just lazing about, vultures and tonnes of other birds. It is well worth the trip.

We totally enjoyed our time in Southern Florida and can definitely see ourselves back here for future adventures. We've got to head North again but we think we have enough vitamin D to last us a little while longer.

Love to you all, the tanned, Bek and Jesse train
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