Archive - January 2015

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Learning to ride a motorcycle…in a parking lot
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Cheap and Free things to do in Key West
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Getting your nature fix in the Florida Keys
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A long weekend in Key West Florida

Learning to ride a motorcycle…in a parking lot

In a few days we will be taking a 10 day trip to Belize. For part of the trip we will be staying in Hopkins Village, which is a small beach town on the coast.  We love the beach, but the cool thing about this particular spot is that it is convenient to the mainland, which offers a range of potential activities.  So in preparation, we decided to take a class to get our motorcycle licenses.  The idea being that we will be able to do a lot more…

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Cheap and Free things to do in Key West

Key West is mostly about eating, drinking and shopping but there are plenty of other amusements to be had- many of them for little or no money. First off, pick up a visitor’s guide or look online to see what events are happening during your stay. We saw the remnants of the Chalk Art Festival all along the sidewalk at the Truman Waterfront (along the harbor where the cruise ships come in but opposite side of Mallory Square); some pretty spectacular works and a good place to watch…

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Getting your nature fix in the Florida Keys

If you can drag yourself out of the bar or away from the pool on your Florida Keys vacation, you might just find that these islands have a bevy of natural wonder to offer. There are 3 state parks right on Route 1 in the Keys and a multitude of other beautiful sites to visit. For $4.50 per person you can enter a park for the day to walk their trails, visit their nature center, enjoy their beaches, and use their clean and modern facilities complete with showers….

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A long weekend in Key West Florida

My parents spent the month of November in a rented house in Key West. We traveled down to see them for Thanksgiving.     We flew Spirit airlines (probably my least favorite airline: a “budget” carrier that nickel and dimes you to death for the privilege of cramming yourself in to one of their tiny faux leather seats) from Atlantic City to Ft. Lauderdale then rented a car to drive down the Keys.   While we’d been to Key West before, we’d never driven there, and we’d never…

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