Big Pine Key, Florida
How about this for a good catch?
That is 6 Florida lobster tails and 2 pounds of scamp grouper.
There were just so many fish, we just didn’t know which one to shoot first!
Actually, the “fish lady” comes to the rv park every Friday and sells lots of seafood.
We ended up getting another few pounds of mangrove snapper and yellow tail. We will be eating a lot of fish around here!
These pictures were actually of an amazing aquarium at Worldwide Sportsman of Islamorada. It’s a huge place. It’s kind of like a Bass Pro Shop.
We spent Thursday and Friday just exploring. We did a little shopping at some of the places that sell local crafts and artwork. I normally don’t like to do much shopping, but I wanted a few little decorative touches for the motor home.
Our plan for Friday was to go kayaking, so we headed up to Islamorada with the intention of launching from Robbies Marina. You can paddle to a couple little islands that are actually Florida State Parks. You can actually see some American Crocodiles that live right behind the marina.
Once we got there, we wimped out. It didn’t quite get to 70 degrees today and there was enough of a breeze to make it cool by the water.
So we just messed around and explored the islands.
Here are some pictures from our day
pretty water and interesting bridges
This pelican posed nicely for me. I used the new picasa editing tools to soften him a little and add a border.
We have an artist friend. I think I might like him to paint this one for us.
There is an Outback Steakhouse in with a Hampton Inn. They have tiki bar out by the pool where you can eat lunch. We decided to eat there. Outback is about the cheapest place for lunch here! There are very very few fast food places. This was the view behind the restaurant. Those crossed poles are tiki torches. I’ll bet it’s pretty all lit up at night.
I thought this sign was appropriate for the Keys.
These wall hangings were made from aluminum and were beautiful….and expensive.
Here is a dog that appears to be driving a motor home.
Our campground is situated in between two bridges. There is a walking/fishing bridge beside the main bridge. It makes a great place to watch sunrises and sunsets.
These are from Friday nights sunset. It’s really too bad all those power lines were there…but it is what it is.
And a beautiful full moon.
We walked through the campground on the way back home and it looked pretty with all the lights.
The next one is our motorhome with the reflections from the neighbors lights. I thought it looked pretty.
It was another wonderful day in paradise. I’m sure going to hate to leave!
We’ve already been making plans to return.