RV Travels: Weekly Wanderings #46 – Key West & On The Road

Leaving Dry Tortugas National Park.

The ten days we were in our little RV oasis in Key West were simply perfect. One day blended into the next. I didn't know the dates, most times I didn't know the day. It was exactly what I needed. We had done something similar for ten days at Newport Beach on the coast, but it was a little different – cold, foggy, without internet. I read lots of books and watched lots of CNN.

This time, in Key West, we lived outside in the tiki hut that was part of our RV site. We ate almost all our meals outside. Started our day with a cup of coffee by the water watching the sunrise and ended our day with a cognac watching the sunset. We had internet so after a couple of really relaxing days I caught up on a lot of emails, comments on the blog, etc. But then I read a book by the water.

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Some days we would head out to see something, usually back by lunch to enjoy the rest of the day in our tiki lounge. Pure heaven.

We visited our 19th national park of the year on Monday, Dry Tortugas National Park. It is an island (or a small chain of islands actually) 75-miles from Key West. There are only a few ways to get there, the most affordable (if you can call $175 a person affordable – I don't) being a ferry operating on behalf of the National Park Service. Your other options are flying or chartering a boat. Anyways, it's an all-day trip and a very interesting place to visit, blog post in the future.

We left paradise yesterday. It will take us eight days to get to the Las Cruces area where we will spend a week. Yesterday was Miami where we resupplied for the remaining road days: Tampa today, Tallahassee tomorrow, Mobile, Houston, San Antonio (we are staying two days here), Fort Stockton, Elephant Butte (Las Cruces area).

Road days are tough, that many in a row….well, let's just say I will be happy when we get to New Mexico.

Current location:

Bluewater Key RV Resort, Key West, Florida, until Thursday.
Miami Everglades RV Resort, Miami, Florida, Friday.

That was my week, how about yours?

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  1. How awesome was Key West? I was so ambivalent about going there my whole life, then Scott and I ended a week-long road trip of the Keys with 48 hours there, and I wished we’d spent a whole week!

  2. That does sound like heaven. Nineteen national parks in a year?! That’s incredible. And I can’t wait to read about Dry Tortugas. For that price, it better have been amazing!

  3. Julie stine says:

    I love following your journey across the U.S. I look forward to you blogging about Portland.
    Enjoy your journey!
    Julie Stine

  4. Jessica C says:

    This sounds like a fun trip. Thank you for sharing this with me, So happy to have read it 🙂

  5. I’ve lived in Florida for most of my life, and I’ve never been to Key West. Thanks to your post, I’m making plans as I type! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  6. Calvin F. says:

    Looks like a nice day to sit and watch the waves and feel the breeze!