Our Anti-Thanksgiving

With busy schedules and little quiet over the months before Thanksgiving, we decided to boycott Thanksgiving and head off on a tropical vacation.

We spent 10 glorious days in the Florida Keys. Since it was kind of a last minute decision we drove the whole trip instead of flying.  Driving meant we could travel with less of a schedule, fly by the seat of our pants and of course take our bikes with us.  We spent the first few days in Key West. We stayed at "our" hotel, ate at Blue Heaven, drank at Irish Kevin's, watched the sunset at Mallory Square.  Our house is still standing and although many things have changed, the island still makes us feel at home.  After a day stop in Bahia Honda, one of the best beaches in the world, we headed to Key Largo for the rest of our time.
Key Largo is quiet and laid back.  The island truly runs on island time and it reminds us of what Key West was like 10 years ago.  We've come to love Key Largo and have found a resort where we hide away and enjoy the best of the island.  We spent the week riding bikes along the keys, sleeping late, listening to the waves and enjoying all the seafood we could eat.

Our actual Thanksgiving was something to be thankful for in itself.  We had dinner on the water, watching the sunset beyond the sailboats.  We had blackened Mahi for dinner, our goal for that day.  It wasn't anything like a typical American Thanksgiving, but it was perfect for us and a getaway we were truly thankful for.

soakin up the sun

our old home

 the Casa

 beautiful views everywhere you turn

our Thanksgiving dinner view

a great trip

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