Monday, February 03, 2014

The Long Drive

The longest drive we ever took with the Casita travel trailer was a vacation to the Florida Keys. Yeah, I's on the east coast. We stayed in the south. But great Jove it was a long, honking drive! It took two days to get there, driving as I did around 60-65 mph the whole way.

We enjoy the Keys. It was enough like the Caribbean to make it different from the rest of the southern coastlands. I always figured that by now we'd have made a return trip because we had such a great time there. But we just never have gone back. Maybe some day.

View from an elevated overlook on Bahia Honda, where we stayed.

Andy on the big kapok tree.

Hemingway's house.

The Dry Tortugas National Park.

Sun and the Seven-Mile Bridge.

Lighthouse on the fort at the Dry Tortugas.

Tiny little Key Deer on Big Pine Key.

At the sea turtle rescue center.


Vicki said...

That's a long drive, but it's all part of the adventure, right? So long as driving is not all you're doing along the way. :)

James Robert Smith said...

We broke up the drive. Left in later afternoon and I drove until I go sleepy (just across the Georgia/Florida border). I pulled into an Interstate rest area and we all climbed into the travel trailer and slept for five or six hours. Then I got up and we drove much farther down the Florida peninsula and stayed at a private campground north of Miami (I hate Miami).

Then got up and drove down to our campsite at Bahia Honda State Park in the Keys. It was a two-week vacation, so the driving wasn't hard on us. Similarly, we broke up the drive back, staying at a very cool state park in the far north of Florida before driving home.