Heading to Key West – USA Travel Journal 2012


We hit the road early today for our journey to the Keys. It was another hot day today. Great for the tropics.

It took us nearly 2.5 hours to get there as the road was one lane most of the way and then the limit was quite low, and it was extremely busy too which made for a longer time journey.

Well we found somewhere to park and feed the meter and walked off to explore Key West. Dave spied a electric car/scooter to hire, so that was our mode of transport for the next 4 hours. Oh boy did he have some fun and me hangin on for dear life…my seat belt didn’t work. Thank god for those handles to hang on to!!! Like all guys he didn’t miss an opportunity to give it stick in the sand on the pavement and the white lines on the road..the best fun he has had in a long time. It was a great way to see the Keys though. We were able to see parts we couldn’t with the car and certainly not walking. Much fun was had. We did a little shopping, checked out the stores and the marina and the street performers and had a drink or two in the pub. Found a Hard Rock Cafe by mistake…another glass …hehehe…then we found a raffle for a Harley Davidson motorcycle and Cobra Car..super cool. We decided to purchase a few tickets ….300 in fact . So the next hour was spent filling them out and putting them in the box. There is no way I will forget my email address in a hurry!!!! So with pen in hand and tickets in bag, we found the car and the lovely ticket inspector….we spoke in our very persuasive Aussie accent and I think she let us go but only way we will know is when we take the car back…they will have the ticket for us…yah!!

So we are finally home, with the most spectacular light show going off in the sky. Thunder storms all around. A little rain. The drive home was long. I know I won’t be up early any time soon. We pull out of here tomorrow and head up the coast North towards NYC. We are getting closer to that long journey home but I am looking forward to it…Big hugs for my children…we may need to call paramedics as they won’t be able to breathe..lol..and I think the Kleenex will be well used.

Well time to get to bed.

Nite all



The southern most point marker.

The southern most point marker.