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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Exploring Key West, Shopping and Visiting.

Our Location today is Sugar Loaf Key, Florida, USA.

Thank goodness we didn’t have any further problems with our electric power last night but that didn’t mean that I could sleep soundly. We all remember hearing about the farmers getting up when the Roosters would Crow as the sun would start to fill the sky in the mornings. In the Keys there are (let’s call them Free Range) these roosters are all over the place and you can’t hit kick or catch them as they are considered part of the southern Florida environment. In the Sugar Loaf KOA they have a Rooster that needs his clock adjusted or his neck wrung because he starts Crowing at 3:00 in the morning and doesn’t stop until around noon. Maybe he just wants to be the first one in the area letting everyone know that a new day will be starting in a couple more hours. Heck by law I can’t even throw a shoe at him to shut him up. 

The other night Kathy and I thought that the pub was having a bunch of rowdies kicking up a storm. When we stepped outside to listen more carefully what was going on we were in for a big surprise. The noise wasn’t coming from the pub but from another Rooster. This couldn’t have been the same one it had to have been a cousin pulling the nightshift letting everyone know that the sun was going to be setting in an hour or so. This one must have kept looking at the night time yard lights because then he kept Crowing until past 9:00 that evening more than two hours after the sun had already set. If those Roosters had been on my two grandfathers farms their goose would have been cooked.   

We did make it to Key West slightly later than we had planned so we used it as a day to find some new locations out and refamiliarize ourselves with some places we’d seen last year. The first place we wanted to check out was a campground that was located on Key West. Checking their website they said they were big rig friendly and the cost was fairly reasonable. Since there was no gate we drove around checking it out. If multiple RVs that had slides on both sides were parked next to one another there would be no way you could get to the back of your rig unless you crawled underneath. Scratched that location off our list really quick. 

The next spot to check out was the location of the blood donor clinic in Key West where I’ll be going later this month. At first I didn’t know why the GPS had brought us around a block to get us there but driving up the street after you end up in the back of a strip mall that included a Kmart. Since we haven’t seen too many of those stores this year and Kmart stores are no longer in Canada we thought we’d look around for a bit. Kathy managed to find a couple of things that we needed at the trailer and I found a pair of running shoes that I couldn’t find anywhere else (Big Feet). Then Kathy did it again. I know the last time I mentioned she had started her Cxxxxxxxs shopping it caused quite a stir but we can take our time doing it this way. In the past we noted the same articles on sale for 40% off at the end of the year that cost more then we paid at regular price earlier in the year and we didn’t have to fight the crowds to get it. 

We did drive back to the Historic/Tourist district to make notes of where we wanted to return to. We also had a big surprise when a section of Duval Street was closed with barricades. We’ll be back with our lists of things we want to do but missed last year. 

We checked another Gated RV Park on the way back to the trailer. This one is well maintained and not the place you’ll find the party animals at but worth the extra costs. 

This is how RV Resorts should look.

When we got back to the trailer Kathy had gotten an E-mail response from Karen and Al from RV Travels With Karen and Al about getting together for Happy Hour at Mangrove Mamas. After responding Kathy and I simply walked out the park and across the highway without even using the truck. Karen and Al came in the patio section of the pub thinking we weren’t there because they hadn’t seen the truck. We talked and enjoyed a lite meal along with a few drinks. We invited them back over to our trailer where we had a lot more to talk about. 

Al and Karen Lueck

All too soon it was time for them to leave but since we are here until the end of the month we’ll be getting together a few more times. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Nice to get together with Karen and Al and enjoying the keys.

  2. Sorry about the roosters! It's a Keys thing, but thankfully none around here.

    We enjoyed getting together with you both. See ya soon.

  3. Oh my gosh...we were in a campground once that sounds like yours. We thought the roosters had a tag team. One would stop and another would start up. Bella went nuts with all the noise.

    We hope to get to the Keys this fall. I will be pinning the places you visit. Always great to have someone do the leg work for us...hehe. Enjoy.

  4. LOL on the roosters... my parents in Florida had a rooster next store. About 4 am each morning I wanted to find it and SHOOT it!

    How nice to see Karen and Al!
    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  5. The roosters wouldn't have bothered us bit. We are used to them after all the time we spend in Mexico and if it isn't the roosters then it's the dogs or both, lol!

    Glad you were able to meet up with Karen and Al.