Sunday, March 4, 2012

Florida Keys (Part 1)

Two Saturdays ago we packed up the car with lots of clothes, toys and baby food and headed to Marathon, Florida. We left Charleston and had a layover in Atlanta, Georgia. That was the Little Olive's second state (she'd never been out of WV before).

She did well on her first flight, but the second to Miami, Florida was longer. She did well there, too. She even made a couple of friends... a lady that sat in our row and a fellow that sat in the row with her grandparents.

The third leg of the trip was a 2 hour drive to Marathon, Florida... part of the Florida Keys. She was restless and tired, but pushed through and made it there with a smiling face when she finally greeted the Burgers in Paradise.

She traveled from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.

And she woke up the next morning with a smile!

Grandpa showed her the view from inside the condo. It was really quite stunning.

I showed her the view from the porch. She really enjoyed looking up at the palm trees as the wind blew. It made a swooshing type noise you expect it would. It was very tropical.

The palm trees lined the dock around our resort. They were all over the place, but I wasn't complaining. From what I heard, palm trees don't grow in the Keys. They are transplanted. Who knows if that's true, but I did hear it.

Here's a picture of Cousin Joe's fishing boat. It's named the Mona Tea. We took a few trips out to fish, one evening cruise and one wake boarding session. More on that later...

Like I said, palm trees were everywhere (still not complaining).

Pretty flowers that lined the pool grounds.

A cool photo facing the Gulf of Mexico.

Here's the view from the other side of the dock. This is facing our condo.

And here's a close-up of our condo.

For your viewing pleasure, below is a video tour of the condo.

Notice the Little Olive's play area, Cousin Andy dancing and the swooshing sound the wind makes as it blows through the palm trees.

Ahh.... I want to go back.

Anyway, more to come soon!

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