by Mary Dickinson
May 6, 2003
Our bus picked us up at 7:30am in Weston. Key West is 159 miles from Miami so it was going to be a long ride. Our bus had a television screen and the driver put on a video about Mel Fisher and the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West.
Going through Homestead, FL and entering Key Largo brought us through miles of undeveloped land with milatary bases.
We went on a glassbottom boat tour and a tour of Dolphin World in Key Largo.
Then we continued on toward Key West.
The keys are really laid back. Some are so small they have few or no houses. RV camps are allowed here and there. Few really expensive homes were in sight as we travelled along Rt. 1. That is the main road and sometimes the only road through the keys. Once in awhile we saw a small motel that had been built many years earlier.
If I could stand the isolation in a tropical area I would try to buy a home here but I probably couldn't. Its like living on a deserted island with a road going to it that's 100 miles long.
As we neared Key West more houses and hotels appeared and lots of opportunities to go out on fishing boats. Some RV camps are in the area.
Key West is very nice and we enjoyed all the activities there.
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