Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mourning the Florida Keys

   For the past 5 years Marathon in the Florida Keys has been our retreat from Columbia's winters.  It is a tropical paradise to which you can drive.  What started out as a 3 day visit has now lengthened to more than a month.  A visit this year looks very problematic and may bucket list goal of spending New Years Eve in Key West will probably have to wait for another year.

     View we had from our deck each evening for dinner.

    Snorkeling off this beach at Baja Honda was one of the best times in the Keys

One of the many bridges that connect the Keys and maybe destroyed in the storm.

Evenings at our favorite bayside eatery 

And enjoying their indescribable lobster reuben and stone crabs

    Playing happy hour pickleball in Marathon has allowed us to have friends to socialize every time we visit.

Frequent visits down to Key West for the sunsets at Mallory Square were spectacular

To say nothing of the entertainers at Mallory Square

    And a walk along Duval Street and trying the different versions of Key Lime Pie including chocolate covered Key Lime Pie on a stick.

    I don't know how long it will be to rebuild the Keys but I am hoping for sooner than later.