Florida Keys in February-March: Paradise

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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2012

Postby Bill and Elaine » Sat May 26, 2012 7:31 pm

Logman...We enjoyed our Keys 2012 trip so much we've decided to go back next year, staying at Sugarloaf Key KOA. We'll be looking out for you. If you see a 2011 Little Guy Silver Shadow, on your FL Keys trip, come on over and say hello. On the way back north, we hope to hit some of the beautiful campgrounds along the Gulf coast of FL. It will be a great trip.

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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2012

Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 26, 2012 10:29 pm

strange. truckers us there flashers when driving all the time and dot says use flashers if going 10 below the speed limet. its one big main tool and has to work on a truck. I use them all the time if I am like the last car in road constution or have to stop suddly in the highway like for a tractor or what ever.

I think its not true at all that flashers are illegal when driving. I think your florida police guy was a little off on his laws.

I do have a 3rd brake light on my teardrop above my license plate on the rear hatch. its made from a 12 buck 3rd brake light revicer hitch adapter.

works great. and at nights I have clearence lights on top and tail lights mounted up in the hatch i line of sight.

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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2012

Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 26, 2012 10:38 pm

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heres the back end of my teardrop you got red clearence lights on top all are to the federal motor carrier standards and copyed of a enclosed trailer such as a u- hual.

then you got 3rd brake light above license plate.

then you got flush mounted red taillights in line of sight of tailing motorist.

then you got white clear back up lights for getting into stuff like camp grounds afer dark.

theres really no reason to rearend me and I am well federal law legal and visble after dark from the rearend of my teardrop.

this beats just a pair of small tail lights down on the bottom of the galley hatch or the rear bumber of the teardrop.

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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2012

Postby Mukilteo » Sat May 26, 2012 10:58 pm

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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2012

Postby Bill and Elaine » Sun May 27, 2012 6:23 am

I sure like Slowcowboy's solution to the visibility issue . Last week I was at an RV dealership that now carries Little Guys. They had a new Silver Shadow on the lot which has the same bank of redlights across the top of the TD just as seen in Slowcowboy's trailer picture. In addition they have added lights to each fender. If memory serves, the tail lights are now larger and mounted on the trunk lid. LG's new lighting scheme is very much like the configuration Slowcowboy is using on his trailer.
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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2013

Postby Bill and Elaine » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:51 pm

We returned to the Keys in 2013.

Sunset is celebrated every night at Mallory Square:
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The Sugarloaf Key KOA beach:
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Besides the great weather and scenery, the friends we've made at Sugarloaf Key KOA have been the best part of our trip. We now have many, new friends who we've met through camping. These folks return to this campground, year after year. For us, it was like a reunion when we arrived this year. We'll see them all next February, if not before. We've all decided to meet during the summer and spring closer to our homes. How cool is camping? Really, it's great. :applause: :thumbsup:
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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2013

Postby Bill and Elaine » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:08 pm

This year, we visited more of the landmark bars and restaurants.

Captain Tony's is the original Sloppy Joe's. This the place where Ernest Hemingway hung his hat, Jimmy Buffett got his start as a performer and Truman Capote was often seen.
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Inside Captain Tony's the ceiling and walls are adorned with dollar bills and bras. It's been estimated that there is over $100,000 in that bar. There are no estimates about the number of bras! ;)

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Outdoor dining is the norm for Key West. We tried the famous conch fritters. Yum!

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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2012

Postby eaglesdare » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:53 am

Maybe you should start a gathering thread on this site also. :wine:
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Re: Florida Keys Feb 2013

Postby Bill and Elaine » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:18 pm

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Re: Florida Keys

Postby Bill and Elaine » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:04 am

Everyone who visits Key West has to go to the Southern Most Point in the continental USA.

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A typical scene in Key West, palm trees, turquoise water and a bike. Many visitors tour the key on a bike. You can rent them or bring your own.

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Re: Florida Keys in February: Paradise

Postby Bill and Elaine » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:31 am

The scenic drive from Key Largo to Key West:



Sugarloaf Key KOA. We've camped there both years we visited the Keys. It's an RV resort, but the best part of this campground is the wonderful bunch of campers who stay there. We have made great friends there, so we're going back next year too:


Sunset is celebrated daily at Mallory Square in Key West:
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Re: Florida Keys in February: Paradise

Postby Bill and Elaine » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:23 am

A very nice state park and campground in the Keys is on Bahia Honda Key, 37 miles from Key West.

Bahia Honda State Park http://bahiahondapark.com/





Camping is available in this park, but it is in such high demand that campers have to register exactly eleven months prior to their visit. Exactly means at 12:01 AM, eleven months prior, to the day, be ready to click your mouse on the send button. If you are lucky enough to get a campsite, you'll enjoy ocean camping in an ideal setting. Camping rates are more reasonable here than most of the private campgrounds on the Keys.

http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/B ... kId=281005

There is no audio on this video. It shows the campground and campsites...silently.


There are a number of YouTube videos available of Bahia Honda State Park and camping there. If you're interested, take a look for yourself.
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Re: Florida Keys in February-March: Paradise

Postby Bill and Elaine » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:57 am

We have found Florida State campgrounds to be very nice indeed. :thumbsup: If you live in the northern states and are looking for a break from the winter weather, check out the opportunities for some "spring or summer camping, Florida style" in the winter months.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/things ... activity12

*Some of the most popular FL campsites book up well in advance. But many State Parks will have vacancies for small trailers even on short notice. If you are interested, explore the FL State Parks Campground link. We're sure you'll find a nice place for your camping vacation. As noted, we've been told that all the FL State Park campgrounds are very nice. That has been our experience too.
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Re: Florida Keys in February-March: Paradise

Postby Bill and Elaine » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:15 am

One of the three iguanas at our campground pool.

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What scenery we saw!

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Did I mention the restaurants? They are great!

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Re: Florida Keys in February-March: Paradise

Postby Bill and Elaine » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:43 am

We're headed back to FL and the Keys again this winter. Anyone else making the trip to Key West for a little sun and fun?

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