Last night while we were still in Key West, we walked further west along Duval St. After the sun goes down, this area gets much more lively! A lot more fun stores to window shop, more people gathering on outdoor patios for great food and beverages, live music in the air and always lush, fragrant flowers and foliage. It was a fun chance to see another side of the island!
We had thought we would go back to Key West this morning, but decided to forego the traffic and parking and just stay close to home. We did have to change campsites within the park this morning, so we could extend our stay by 1 more night. That was quick and easy, which left us time to enjoy the great pool and patio here. And Bob was able to go gas up the truck without the trailer hitched up, which is so much easier. Pulling into a gas station while towing a trailer is kind of like rolling the dice. Sometimes it comes up Yahtzee and sometimes it's Chance! The turns can be next to impossible to make without clipping a sign or post, the pumps can be set in such a way that it makes the exit difficult and if it's busy, you are stuck in the middle of a lot of cars and drivers just wanting you to get out of the way! And don't get me started on the customers who gas up, leave their car at the pump, go inside to get groceries and finally return to clear the way. Who does that!!? By the way, the regular gas was $4.39.
Sunset over the RV park on our last night in the Florida Keys...
This morning it was pack up, clean up and hitch up! We drove east and north on Highway 1 through little islands and beautiful aqua water. We stopped for groceries at Publix, which seems to have become our favorite grocery place. Plus Aldi, for chocolate! After some lunch in the trailer, we moved onward to Homestead, then turned west for the road to the Everglades.
We had reserved a site in the Flamingo Campground which is way at the end of the road. Not a lot of traffic out here, only visitors to the park and guests, a few hikers and cyclists and kayaks and canoes. We moved into our space and took some time to roam around and become familiar with the area. We're going to be here for 6 nights, so we got some ideas about the things we want to do while we're here. It's warm, but a light wind that makes it feel much better. There is zip for Verizon service here, and a feeble wifi signal if you stand right outside the visitor center back door! So it's more off grid than we are used to, and none of our fancy pants antennas and electronic gadgets will change that!
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