Today we packed up the Airstream to head further down the Keys. But not into the unknown as usual. Everyone warned us about how crowded the keys are this time of year so we made reservations for all 9 days just to be on the safe side. Even though we booked these sites a couple months ago, it was still nearly impossible to find spots. So during these 9 days, we have reservations at 3 different campgrounds.
I guess I should mention something else about John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park before we officially check-out of here. Ummmm, I dented the van door. There I said it. Totally my fault. The very first dent all because of me. No need to bring it up again… because Dan likes to talk about it every chance he gets! Ummm, did I do that?
I can usually complain about anything. It’s my special talent. But driving down the Overseas Highway? No complaints here. Not yet anyways. Look at this view. And those crazy Florida drivers from the mainland must not like it down here because we haven’t had to slam on our brakes yet.
We also passed by one of the places we are considering taking Ava. The Dolphin Research Center. Depending how much money you want to fork out, you can simply hang out near them or get to ride one. I’m thinking that we will pass on this. I don’t want to shell out a couple hundred bucks only to have Ava freeze up. Remember how she was at Butterfly World? Or with the fishes at Balmorahea? No? Well she is scared of her sister’s toe jam. Seriously. So, maybe another time when the girls are older… because I really want to go there to pay my respects to Flipper. Yup, she is buried there.
Next stop, Sunshine Key. I really really didn’t want to stay at another private RV resort but we felt like we had to make reservations and this was the only place that had openings on the weekend. And no wonder they had openings. This place is huge!
While researching our Florida Keys stay, we imagined that we would be waterfront the entire time. But once again, we were not. We found our spot and noticed a ton of Airstreams all around us. Looks like we showed up to an Airstream rally… quite by accident. I hope they don’t throw eggs at us for not having any red Wally numbers!
But Dada? Dada is a bit heavier than us girls… and really started sinking!!! So much so that his flip flops got stuck in the sand and he had a really hard time getting them out. And when he did… they broke!