Of Friends and Palm Trees

Fiji Fan Palm Tree

On our way out of the Florida Keys, a funny thing happened as we were leaving the RV park.  It’s not often that we see another Winnebago Tour motorhome in an RV park – they are not nearly as common as the Tiffin Phaeton model.  But on this day as we were about to hook up our car, Steve pulled […]

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And then there’s Key West…

Caso Hueso

At the very end of the Florida Keys, the last island on the Overseas Highway (US 1) is of course Key West.  It sits at the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and is surrounded by incredibly clear beautiful water.  As usual, a question crossed my mind as I wondered why is this island called Key […]

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Into the Keys, the Fabulous Florida Keys

Just down the road from the Everglades is the island chain called the Florida Keys – also known as America’s tropical paradise.  Because there are so many islands (1,700 in all) within the Florida Keys, they are often divided into regions with each presenting its own version of island paradise.  On our way there, an obvious question was triggered, why […]

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Hanging out in Lake Monroe, FL

Ibises

We usually don’t make RV park reservations six months in advance, for doing so can mess up our flexibility (we call it “jello planning”) as we travel along.  But we were forewarned that snow birders from the northeast flock to Florida during the winter and parks fill up fast.  Now, six months later, we arrived at Lake Monroe, Florida for […]

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Betsy’s “ferryfull” adventures – Outer Banks, NC

Hatterras to Ocracoke Ferry

Leaving Virginia behind, we were looking forward to our next destination – the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Our friends Joe and Judy (who are North Carolinians) gave us heaps of information about the Outer Banks.  But what and where exactly are the Outer Banks?  Referred to as OBX by locals – it’s a long string of narrow barrier islands that run along most of […]

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