Saturday, February 27, 2016

Key Largo & State Parks

Bahia Honda State Park beach

Bahia Honda State Park beach

Bahia Honda SP picnic area

Bahia Honda SP

Bill on the Pilar sister ship at Bass Pro

Pilar sister ship

Another view of the Pilar

Long Key SP - all site are ocean front
maybe a place to spend next Feb

Our room at Bayside, Key Largo
Pool and "beach" at Bayside
We enjoyed our own drinks and snacks to watch the sunset -
as good as or better than the restaurant/bar next door.

Sunset at Bayside

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Key West - Boyd's Campground

Hen and Chicks at Boyd's campground

Roosters rule at Boyd's

Entering Key West

Key West - Hemingway's House

His bedroom, bright and airy
We spent a pleasant hour touring Hemingway's House
Urinal Fountain, from the original Sloppy Joe's

Upper Gallery

Hemingway Exterior

Many photos and portraits inside

His studio in the loft of the old carriage house

Interior of his studio

Wife Pauline whose house it was removed his boxing
ring and installed this pool while he was away

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Key West - Mallory Square and other sites

Sunset at Mallory Square was lovely

Street performer and his pig

Cruise ship and crowds

Waiting for sunset

Southernmost point at the end of Whitehead St.

Shark Valley

Shark Valley is a visitor center in the Northeast Everglades. It is named for a shallow depression formed by the Shark River. We took a two-hour tram tour that was fun and interesting.

Cypress and Saw Grass

Female Anhinga

Gators pant to cool off

Big Fellow

White Ibis

Juvenile gator

Notice the missing foot

Little Blue Heron

Male Anhinga

Does he need a toothpick

View from the tower

Young gator, less than 2 feet

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Midway Campground

We spent two nights at Midway Campground in the Big Cypress Preserve, just off Hwy 41 also known as the Tamiami Trail.

Relaxing at Midway

Sunset over the pond

Fakahatchie Strand and Chokoloskee

Smallwood's Store, a historic trading post on Chokoloskee Island

Bill going in Smallwood's
Smallwood Store interior

Smallwood's Store interior

Smallwood's Store interior

Rod and Gun Club in Everglades City, frequented by Presidents and famous

Rod & Gun Club interior

Rod & Gun club

Fakahatchie Strand Boardwalk


Fakahatchie gator

Gator going up a tree

Green-backed Heron

Old Cypress

Fakahatchie Pond

Strangler Fig around a cypress tree