Key West Trip 2013
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Soon as we checked in at the Knowles House we were off exploring.  It had to be at least 5 minutes on foot when we arrived here at Finnegan's Wake.  Cliff bought
our first round.  Karen, Ed, and I are on the other side of the camera.  We also got some snacks to hold us until later in the day.
Really know your in Key West when you start walking around the docks.  It sure gives you that vacation feeling.  It did take some time walking around to cover it all.
Now do these guys look like they are having fun, you bet!  We did do some walking like I said.  We had some nice weather, and it wasn't too hot.
Sun set at Mallory Square.  Wow all the people there ready to get a picture.  Of course they have entertainers all around keeping you occupied until that moment.
Here we are getting ready for our 3 hour tour.  We did some snorkeling and kayaking.  I really enjoyed it but would have really liked to seen more colors when
snorkeling.  Time wise I think it was 3 hours that just isn't enough for me.  I am one of those that can spend all day snorkeling.  You know these camera phones are
getting better all the time.  In our video which you can find above we have a clip taken from my Samsung S4 with them sing Gilligan's Island song.
You have to keep an eye on these guys all the time, that reminds me, where is Cliff?  Here we are at the El Meson de Pepe, we have put links at the top of this page
of some of our stops.  What I do remember here is their portions did seem to get the job done!  Of course this restaurant is located right there by Mallory Square.  
Wow they do have some chickens around, they are everywhere.
I start laughing at this picture.  We decided to buy trolley car tickets, and I do recommend it.  Now we had two drivers, first one was Curry here.  You can see his
name in the front of the trolley.  Our group has been known to be a little loud.  Curry solved that right away.  I kinda felt like I was in school again.  Well he did
present a nice tour as we rode and took in the sights.  We ended after getting the full tour getting off at Sloppy Joe's and grabbing a bite to eat.  Now you can ride all
day,  when you get the tickets I think they are good for two days.  After we ate it's time to check out the most southern point, you know where everybody takes a
picture of the buoy.   We waited for the trolley for it's regular stop, and there was not enough room for us.  No problem they call for another trolley.  Wow with in 5
minutes it was there for us.  The new driver's name was Geoff,  we soon found out he was one of us.  It almost felt like high school, you know where one of your
buddies gets the keys to their parents car,  we had fun and I think he did too.  I think when we got off of the trolley for the most southern  point Geoff wanted us to
stay, or go with us.  Well we took our pictures, below this is one of them, then back to the trolley stop.  Once again our group is large so once again they had to call
for another trolley.  We realized now that is not a problem, they are quick.  Here comes the trolley, oh no it's Curry!  We all boarded, and sat in the back.  Curry closed
the doors and look back and said Oh it's you guys.  Then I seen him reach over and flip this sign to PRIVATE, was he doing this for us?  Or just protecting other
costumers?  I finally think he did it for us,  we had a blast, Curry was taking us all around, and having fun with us too, he can rock too.  So if you visit take the trolley, I
have a link at the top of the page.  And do say hi to Geoff and Curry for us.
The Southern most point.   There were a lot of people here,  I mean we had to wait in line.  When we got up there especially with the group picture it seemed all eyes
on us the way some of us cut up.  I know when it was time to head home we packed our bikes and made a quick pass right here, I got off of my bike and started
snapping pictures, but really didn't get the picture I wanted.  Man it gets busy here.  Sounds like to me we will have to go back to get some more pictures.  
Aw this brings us to the end of our trip.  We left Key West and had lunch back on the main land at Alabama Jacks, from there we headed to Everglades City.  
Everglades City?  We just wanted to see what was there.  It is a neat little town.  We stayed at the Ivy House and that was nice.  Now our group is a little loud and
there was a lot of echo there so we could not do our usual cutting up at night, well at least not to late.  In the picture above we just packed back up got on our bikes
and came over here to Ochopee, FL to the smallest post office in the United States.  This was another Kodachrome moment.  Todays trip was home bound back to
Gainesville area.  At the next gas stop on Hwy US 27 & SR 70 kinda in the middle of now where, Marcia's bike would not start.  After working on the bike and waiting
we had to have it towed.  We were going north and the next Harley Shop was in Lakeland .  Wouldn't you know it soon as I got it off of the truck it started right up!!  
Well they looked at it and before closing time we got it back and head home.   We never shut her bike off until we got home.  Well that is our trip.  If you get a chance
watch our video above, the video only plays on a computer not on a cell phone.  Also if you like the video please give us a thumbs up (like).  One last note; we made
this trip in October, we have been there in July and it was HOT!  October it's still warm for snorkeling etc... But not uncomfortably hot!
Until Next Time Just Get Out And Ride!!!!  Michel T