Saturday, March 05, 2011

Beautiful Break!

Hi gang! We made it back from sunny and hot southern Florida early Wednesday morning (2:30 a.m.) after a 2-hour delay with our flight home from Toronto. We had an amazing time and the weather was sunny and warm each and every day - just what the doctor ordered! We landed in Miami just before 2:00 p.m. and we were on our way to Key West by 2:30 after picking up our rental car a few miles from the airport. It took us about 3 and a half hours to reach Key West and we arrived just after 6:00 p.m. How wonderful it is to leave winter far behind and stroll around in shorts and sandals and a light shirt where everything is green and blossoming! We thoroughly enjoyed the four days we spent in Key West and we met some friendly locals (who pointed us to a terrific restaurant) and some fellow travellers. We encountered a lot of other Canadians - I think the strong Canadian dollar is tempting an increasing number of us to head for warmer climes. In any case, here are a few pics to get started and I'll be posting more in the days ahead:

The pool area where we were staying. Most days, especially in the morning, we had it totally to ourselves

Our private patio just outside our room complete with hot tub, which we never used - I'm not big on hot tubs, having got jock itch from one many, many years ago

Our room - viewed from above. It was large and spacious and had a kitchenette

Down by the port where all the cruise ships dock

Yours truly with a cruise ship behind - they are really massive!


Jim said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Key West and a much needed break from winter.

I loved Key West when I was there last time with a friend. Just by chance did we find this amazing bungalow at an incredible low rate. We barely left the place during the few days we were there because it was pure paradise. It had lush, tropical gardens with pool and waterfalls. Later we found out that the place once belonged to the Egyptian foreign minister.

Hopefully it's not as cold anymore back home. Spring is just around the corner. :)

Ice John's World said...

That definitely looks like a great warm vacation for you guys!