East Coast Tour - Day 9

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July 7th 2016
Published: July 9th 2016
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Life will find a wayLife will find a wayLife will find a way

Nature reclaiming the old railroad bidge.
Day 9 - Winter Haven to Key West

Aunt Leonda fixed a great southern breakfast and Anne's cousins Carey, Alyssa, and their son Graham came over to visit as well. Uncle Bob and Tony took a look some odd tire wear on the trailer and discovered that the bearings needed to be re-packed and the trailer needed new tires. Fortunatly, Uncle Bob is an expert and taught Tony how to take care of everything. This meant Anne got a little longer to chat and Michelle got to spend time with Graham. After some hard work and a few hours we were finally on the road. Everyone was really excited to be somewhere they had never been before. The drive through south Florida was very scenic. The views from the Florida Key Causeway were fantastic. Was saw parts of the old railroad and some really neat communities. We didn't stop anywhere but took note of places we want to stop a on the way back. It was a long haul and we were hoping to make it in time for the sunset. We didn't quite make it. We dropped the trailer at the southernmost KOA on Surgarloaf Key and drove the
Carey, Alyssa and GahranCarey, Alyssa and GahranCarey, Alyssa and Gahran

Unexpected time to catch up with the family
30 minutes for there to Key West searching for dinner. We made it to Mallory Square just after sunset. Mallory Square is on the west side of the key and is a popular spot to watch the sunset. It is also where cruise ships dock when visiting Key West. There were still a few street performers and vendors in the square by the time we got there. We found a waterside restuarant to eat at and finished the evening watching the distant thunderstorms.

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Someone's not Camera Shy!Someone's not Camera Shy!
Someone's not Camera Shy!

Oh, it's a camera... let me put on my camera face. Oh... i always wear that face.. well, OK... take the picture already.
Unexpected Trailer MaintenanceUnexpected Trailer Maintenance
Unexpected Trailer Maintenance

we're lucky Uncle Bob has all the tools necessary and was happy to teach Tony how to make the repairs.
Nice ViewsNice Views
Nice Views

Our scenery through most of the Keys
Sunset through a stormSunset through a storm
Sunset through a storm

There really are no words....
Local color at sunsetLocal color at sunset
Local color at sunset

The sun as seen through a cloudburst.
The EndThe End
The End

It's the end of Route 1 (as you know it)
Relaxing after sunsetRelaxing after sunset
Relaxing after sunset

Small (but not inexpensive) dinner at the Westin.

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