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Florida Keys - Been there?


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#21 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

Been there three times and enjoyed it each time. Plenty of party opportunities if you're so inclined. But also all sorts of interesting history, like the Hemingway House for example. Also interesting attractions like the Butterfly Garden and Key West also has of all things a winery where they turn tropical fruits into wine.


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#22 OFFLINE   photostudent

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:20 PM

I love Key West but forget the summer. The crowd that hangs out there in the winter goes to places like Traverse City or Petosky Mi, (or Maine) when the heat hits. When I lived in Florida, it seemed like everyone wanted to move to the NC mountains to cool off.
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#23 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:10 PM

I was there in September 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Actually drove down all the way from Colorado. I heard the horror stories but drove around town and parked without any problem, but again this was September. This was my second time there, but the first time was 1957 and I was only five. Still remember having a picnic at the 7 mile bridge, which has been replaced now, but the old bridge is still there.



#24 ONLINE   carl6

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:51 PM

Well, a bit late to the party here, but I'll chip in. My wife and I visited the keys once, in 2005, and enjoyed it greatly. Spent about a full week there (on our Goldwing which we road down from Seattle). The Keys are their own relaxed lifestyle - I felt like I could get used to being there, but just a few thousand miles too far away from the rest of the family.



#25 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:10 PM

Another a little late to the party!!  :)

 

I lived in Key West for four years, it was my 2nd to last duty station during my Navy career.  We lived in a 900 sq. ft. duplex, but right on a protected bay.  We all loved it!!  Even the summers.  We didn't use the air conditioning during the day as we were generally outside and found the climate pretty much great year 'round.

 

Of course, that was back in the mid to late 70's and things have changed quite a bit.


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