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Highlights from the Florida Keys


Sunset Park in Key Colony Beach, Maraton, Florida

Last week we spent our family vacation in the sunny Florida Keys. We fell in love with the beautiful blue and green waters, the warm sunsets, and of course the key lime pie! I won’t bore you with all the details. But I wanted to share a few of my favorite scenes. 

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Beautiful afternoon at Key Colony Beach, Marathon, Florida

The beaches are sparse in the Keys, but the water is so pretty and the snorkeling is amazing.

Lovely sunset at Key Colony Beach, Marathon, Florida

We saw breathtaking sunsets every single night.

Palm tree silhoutte at sunset on Key Colony Beach, Marathon, FL

Palm trees and moonlight and two happy chicks here.

Gorgeous afternoon at Bahai Honda State Park, Florida Keys

It was really hot, but the water felt good.

Bahai Honda bridge in the Florida Keys

The Bahai Honda bridge is no longer used but made some great photos.

Bahai Honda Bridge in the Florida Keys, black and white

It’s cool but creepy with that large section missing.

Sunbathing birds at Bahai Honda State Park, Florida Keys

Birds catching some rays on a sunny day.

Afternoon with the family at Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Keys

The family on a day trip to Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park. 

Brick arches at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Keys

Inside the fort. Arches and old brick surrounded by a moat. It was like a castle in the middle of the ocean. The trip out to the Dry Tortugas was my favorite part of our vacation.

Where we ate:

  • The Wooden Spoon – Marathon. We ate breakfast twice here. It’s not much to look at, but the food is excellent.
  • Sweet Savannah’s – Marathon. I lost count of how many times we stopped here. They have filled cupcakes and ice cream that’s to die for. We sampled their cupcake of the day and others. Favorites were the pina colado and the orange cream, but there wasn’t a bad one in the bunch.
  • Duetto Pizza and Gelato – a little slice of Italy in Key West. 
  • Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Pie Shop – when in the Keys, eat Key Lime Pie. And lots of it. This one was great.
  • Upper Crust Pizza – Marathon. Excellent pizza for when you’re tired of seafood.
  • Tarpon Creek Bar & Grill – Marathon. Wonderful fresh seafood.

Where we stayed:

We rented a condo in Marathon. There were lots of good restaurants and things to do nearby.

Things to do:

Go here to get more ideas for your trip to the Keys

All in all it was a great trip, but there’s definitely no place like home.

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  1. Great photographs!! I'm going to bookmark your photo link, also, for future use.
    Did you happen to take more photos of Fort Jefferson? If so, I'd love to see them in a future post.

    1. Hi Susan. Yes, I took lots of pictures. It's such a beautiful place! Are you interested in the ones of the Fort or the island?

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