Recently, I was blessed to join friends as they vacationed in Florida. While I was not ‘wasted away again in Margaritaville,’ I was definitely kicked back in the Keys. Thank you Kay and Russ.
If you are not aware, the Florida Keys consist of more than Key West. They include four main areas: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West. And tucked into these main areas are twenty-one smaller Keys. From top to bottom, it’s a straight shot and takes three hours.
Sensational sunsets in the Keys
Key Largo did not disappoint and served up some of the most beautiful sky eye candy I’ve experienced. Don’t take me at my word; see for yourself. There is something almost religious-like as you watch your day come to a close with water as your backyard. Can you say peace, exhalation and joy? I most certainly did.
Photo credit: Kay Myers
There was no shortage of animal life sharing in our water views. As we snorkeled at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, we met this guy on the shore.
Most noteworthy were the dolphins living next door at Dolphins Plus. Each evening, I would peer over our shared fence in the backyard. I thoroughly enjoyed their flirtatious swimming rolls and pfft exhalations as they swam by. Pure joy.
Catching a breeze in the Keys
So what do you do when it’s bloody hot and humid outside and the sweat begins to roll down your body before you even take your first step? You schedule a boat ride and go snorkeling to take in the wonder of the Gulf. While I did not see the amazing fish views my mates did, it was equally amazing to swim in one of God’s pools and take in the life below.
Fabulous front porches
Ya’ll, it’s Key West. As a result, you cannot walk down a street without turning your head and sighing out loud, ‘Oh my. Look at THIS one.’ (Right, Kay?!)
Because gorgeous front porches are not enough.
I welcome your thoughts and shared Florida Keys journeys via the comments section. Most of all, I am especially curious if you are loose or looking for a dance gig.