Friday, June 17, 2011

Florida Keys Family Vacation Part 1

On June 7th Chris, Kendall and I joined my immediate family on a trip to the Florida Keys. I personally had never been to the Keys before and had a wonderful time. I know everyone else did too.
I wish I’d taken photos of Kendall’s first plane ride with my camera. I don’t really feel like loading iphone pics. Sorry. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale, rented cars and then drove 3-4 hours to our resort in Marathon Key.
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The Keys is a little different than Florida’s other beaches… they are beautiful but not the most ideal swimming beaches. They are best for water sports like diving and fishing. However, you can’t beat the laid back environment of the keys and the islands make you feel like you’re somewhere in the Caribbean.
We stayed at Tranquility Bay and it was absolutely beautiful! Love this resort!
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Our first full day was spent lounging around the resort and exploring the area a little bit.
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Trying a Lemon at IHOPJune 2011 022 June 2011 027 These iguanas were all over the resort. Believe it or not this was not the biggest one there! This particular iguana was on our condo porch. June 2011 029 June 2011 030 June 2011 033 June 2011 035
Somebody was not happy about wearing sandals!June 2011 041
On Wednesday Chris and my brother David travelled a few hours away to play a few golf courses and the girls and my dad ventured to Key West. We had a wonderful lunch at the marina and walked to some shops.
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Of course we found a toy store!June 2011 048 June 2011 050 
Tree growing on the old 7 mile bridge. I just had to have a picture of it! June 2011 055
This was one of many trips to Key West during our stay. I think if we go to the Keys again we will try and stay in Key West!
Part 2 coming up!

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