Florida Keys

Last minute trip to the Florida Keys with three of my best friends.  We flew from PHL – MIA late on a Monday, enjoyed some salsa and margs and woke up the next morning to a beautiful beach.
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Tuesday morning we woke up, grabbed a cafe Cubano, and headed south on US Rte 1 to our camp site, stopping for some Key Lime Pie of course.

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Arriving at our campsite, we were greeted by some Key Deer – an endangered species, only located in the lower keys.  Look at this little guy!!!   They are smaller than regular white-tailed deer,  and due to proximity, they have lost their fear of humans.

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Not a tarantula… but a spotted mangrove crab.

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Wednesday morning we drove further south to Key West.  Random roosters and chickens around, and awesome food and overall friendly vibe.

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Here we are about to jump in and snorkel!

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Thursday we woke up and kayaked through the mangroves near No Name Key.  Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of it, but it was so great to see and experience the unique marine life that’s around this part of the world.  Our tour guide Kasey, had her cute dog Kylie in her kayak while we were there.  The five of us were on singles and spent 3 hours touring the mangroves.  Then, we headed to the beach at Bahia Honda State Park.

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After wading in the clear blue water for a few hours, we headed for dinner and drinks to watch the sunset.

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Friday morning’s sunrise:

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On our drive back north, we stopped to feed the Tarpon’s at Robbies Marina.

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Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida:

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Florida might be hot and buggy, but it was so nice to get down there and explore for a few days!