Friday, February 18, 2011

Great Weather Now it's time to leave

   Looking back our time here in Florida it has really went fast.Lately the weather has been exactly what we came here for.Some may question leaving Florida this time of year but it is time.We have really enjoyed being here but need a change of scenery.We will be working our way to Arizona to finish out the winter and spring before heading for Oregon where we have reservations for June 1st.
Pink Taxi Cabs

We took a trip down to the Florida Keys and spent a few days checking out the various Keys.The Keys are a very unique area with almost perfect weather.As with all warm weather tourist areas bring your money.We ordered a pizza to eat in our Hotel and was shocked when a plain jane pizza cost $19.00 and it wasn't even that good.We had Buddy with us so it was pretty hard to go out to eat seafood which is the big thing here.That's ok, he's our baby and we don't mind sacrificing certain things for him.The companionship he gives us more than makes up for it.I think the highlight of the trip was one morning in the Marina right out of our window where the Dolphins were feeding on fish within 20 feet of where we were walking.It was amazing to watch them circle and group the fish before feeding.Very fascinating to watch.I asked one of the locals if it was as exciting to them as it is to us drylanders and he said they never get tired of watching Dolphins.We walked old town Key West which was also very interesting.Was as far south as you can go in the U.S.A at one point.

On the way home we were going to take a road through the Everglades but somehow missed the road and had to take I-75 through instead.Got to see some of it but not as much if we hadn't missed our turn.Linda and I were talking and she mentioned all the years going to Yellowstone Park wanting to see a bear in it's natural habitat she never did.We figured her luck would be the same as far as seeing an Alligator here but kept watching.All the sudden she got really excited as she had spotted 3 of them on a bank along side the road.Again a new experience for a drylander.
Linda and Buddy's new chair

Beautiful old Home circa late 1800's

Oldest eating establishment in U.S.A.
Dolphin in Marina

Baby Bald Eagle

Old section of 7 mile bridge from new bridge

Buddy not as fond of beach as Linda is
    For me The Daytona 500 is Sunday and I'm really looking forward to being there in person.This is the Super Bowl of NASCAR and it will be bittersweet to be there in remembrance of 10 years since the Death of Dale Earnhardt.Go Dale  Jr!! Just watched Michael Waltrip win truck race 10 years to the day of his 1st 500 win.

  It's going to be a busy two weeks as I would like to go to Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum and take Linda to the beach one more time.We have a lot of prep work to do to get ready to start traveling again so until next time we will be Chasing A Rainbow.

1 comment:

  1. I have a couple of 2nd cousins also going to the 500. We've never been NASCAR fans but I have to say, those who are certainly are dedicated to their favorites.