Our plan for our long weekend in Key Largo was to stay close to the hotel, to minimize driving time along US1, the sole — and often crowded — roadway connecting the Keys. But our trip to Windley Key brought us south, nearly to Islamorada, the weather was great, traffic was running smoothly and we impulsively headed south down the one and only road to see what we could find. Fortunately, we found beer!
A tiny state park combining botany, geology and Florida history? Sounds great! Windley Key Fossil Reef Geologic State Park packs a lot into a small area. Located just north of Islamorada, the park is located on a small key that features some of the highest elevations in the Keys — which is not … Read more
Since 2015 did not afford us any opportunities to travel (4 moves in one year will do that to your vacation plans) we are hoping to treat ourselves better in 2016. The first step was planning — and actually executing — a long weekend in Key Largo. Although it’s only 70 miles from our home … Read more
Our tradition is to begin each new year before dawn on an east-facing beach, watching the sun rise in the renewal of the year. January 1 is an arbitrary marking of the planet’s journey around the sun, but we like having a compelling reason to visit the beach at least once each year. We begin each new year making unrealistic resolutions about making more time to see the ocean, and new year’s morning usually ends up being both our first and last visit to the beach each year. So making and breaking resolutions begins on January 1, with our typical efficiency.