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Stunning scenic drive: Key West to Miami Beach

April 8, 2013
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After a quick visit to the dead center of town (Key West Cemetery)…

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(Check out some of those tomb stones e.g. “I told you I was sick”)

And the mandatory photo stop at the most southerly point of the USA…
(90 miles from Cuba)

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We were off to drive the 170m from Key West to Miami Beach.

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First stop was the National Key Deer Refuge. This is what we were looking for:
(Photo compliments of Wikipedia)

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This is what we saw:

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A quick Key Lime Pie stop and then we drove across the stunning Seven Mile Bridge:
(second photo from: ritemail.blogspot.com/)
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A quick stop in at the Turtle hospital in Marathon. Unfortunately their tours were full, but we had a quick squiz at the museum.

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Next stop was at Robbies in Islamorada to feed the Tarpon and have an ice-cream.

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Before a late lunch in Key Largo at Mrs Mac’s Kitchen, and then hitting the Fruit and Spice Park in Miami.

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Check out the lizard that Lachie proudly caught. After a full day of lizard hunting, he had finally managed to catch one 🙂

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Then through Coral Gables on the outskirts of Miami…

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to the final stop was meant to a swim at the Venetian Pool but unfortunately it was closed on Mondays. It was however a sight to see – even empty.

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Then finally a quick swim, before frocking up for dinner.

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A day full of stunning views and lizard hunting – fun for all!

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