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Road Trip Florida : Key West

Road Trip Florida : Key West

Our last leg of the road trip was Key West, the last town at the tip of Florida Keys. A quaint little town were people come to celebrate the sunset. You can literally walk the length and breadth of this town. This is the southern tip of Continental USA.

We reached late in the evening so we headed straight for the Malory Square were all the visitors congregate to celebrate the sunset.

 You can watch street performers keeping the visitors engaged prior to the sunset. This is also a nice place to watch people and engage in street photography.

As the sunset approached, the entire mood around here got vibrant. People were out in the sea positioning themselves for the sunset.

Those at shore also maneuvered themselves into advantageous position to witness the sunset. There was anticipation and excitement in the air awaiting the sunset.

During your visit, do make it a point to walk the Duval Street. This is the most happening place here,  strewn with bars, restaurants and curio & gift shops. You can also see many old time architecture around here.

If you have time to spare, do make a visit to Hemingway House and the butterfly garden. Both are unique and worth a visit.

Hemingway House, this is were the noble laureate wrote books such as “ Fare well to Arms” and “The old man and the sea”. You can also spot many decedents of famous Hemingway Cats who are well cared for.

I found this butterfly garden very exciting.

The visit here was the grand finale of our road trip across Florida. The most exciting and enduring part of our trip was driving back to Atlanta, a distance of 786 miles in one go made possible by grit, determination and stamina of my lovely daughter Shruti who drove for 18 hours to accomplish this feat.

Road Trip Florida : Islamorada, Florida Keys

Road Trip Florida : Islamorada, Florida Keys

During our road trip through Florida we visited Islamorada. People come here for fishing, deep sea diving and snorkelling. Islamorada is part of Florida Keys.

The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico (refer map above). They’re known as a destination for fishing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving. The southernmost city of Key West is famous for Duval Street’s many bars, Mallory Square’s nightly Sunset Celebration and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

A Fishing Boat
Shruti & Kids returning after snorkeling session

When you are driving through Florida Keys, it’s like driving on a strip of land bisecting the sea.

The Seven Mile Bridge

At Islamorada while Shruti my daughter and her children engaged in adventure sports, I got busy with my camera. Sharing few snaps of the place.

Before checking in to the resort where we were to stay, we visited the ‘Theater of the Seas’ to watch a dolphin show. The Dolphins put up an amazing show.

Mojo, my grandson

This is the cottage we rented and stayed in. This was a nice resort with beautiful seascapes.

Islamorada lends itself to some pretty seascapes.

The sunrise and sunset here are amazing too.

While walking along the seaside I came across these Iguanas and birds.

While at Islamorada, do make it a point to visit the ‘Robbie’s’. This is a nice place to enjoy some hearty breakfast, engage in Tarpon feeding and enjoy watching the pelicans waiting for their share of fishes.

Next we moved on to Key West, the southern most town in the Florida Keys. More about it in my next blog.