Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Florida Keys Bound

Ochopee, Florida  (high 82, low 75)

Our  “planned”departure time yesterday of 8:00 am ended up actually being 10:40.  We knew we really wouldn’t leave at 8am, but it was a nice thought.

We went straight down I75 through Alligator Alley, then south on Highway 29 and then onto 41 and into Midway campground.  We chose site 18 because the last time we were there we got a little big of Verizon signal.  This time, we got a little less, but I could make a call and check emails.

This morning we relaxed a while and got on the road at 10:25 am!    We just never can seem to leave very early.  It’s okay though, we have no reason to rush and we only have to go 158 miles today.  It’s a bit cloudy and we’re battling some wind.  Fuel mileage probably won’t be good today. 

We were amazed at the lack of birds in the Everglades.  In December when we were here there were thousands of Anhinga and Egrets.  This trip we say maybe a dozen.


  Still lots of gators though.


We’re looking forward to getting into the Keys and that beautiful drive on the Overseas Highway.  Smile


  1. Safe travels. Enjoy the beautiful weather and gorgeous water! ~wheresweaver

  2. I'm with you. 10:30 is early enough!

  3. Hope you are staying 2 weeks so I can enjoy it for a long time. :-)

  4. Hope the weather is beautiful and you can enjoy the Keys as planned. ;)

  5. Safe travels to the Keys! Gators! Those guys seem to be everywhere in Florida.

    Maybe the birds have all begun to migrate north or something?

  6. We're right there with you on the late leaving! No need to hurry for sure and especially when you don't go far.

    Have a great time!

  7. Karen, I saw you joined our blog - Travels with Dick and Judy - so checked out your blog and became a follower. I look forward to reading more and following your travels. We used to scuba dive in the Florida Keys (in the early to mid-1980s) and hope to visit again in the future. Thank you for the post re Norcold recall. Dick checked and it looks like we are part of the recall - he will call tomorrow. Happy travels!

  8. will enjoy the Keys with us for a month :)

    Rick, yes there are a lot of gators but unless you're in the everglades you really have to go looking for them.

    Judy, we were scuba diving here in the early to mid 80's as well....


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