Sunday, May 1, 2011


Things were pretty quiet last week, but for good reason. I was on vacation.

Short and sweet, but much needed and much appreciated. If you couldn't tell by the post below this one, I was in Florida and it was gorgeous. Mostly. I posted on Twitter that Florida is like the crafty, chubby girl of the states. It's not nearly as awesome as the Internet pictures lead you to believe. Most of the way down, it looks like a shit hole. The Florida Keys, while awesome in certain areas, still looks exactly like it did when it hit its peak in 1957.

We were heading to Duck Key for a wedding and on the way, we drove through Key Largo and past the Caribbean Club. I wanted to stop for a picture next to the sign, but figured I'd be the only one that cared, since I'm one of the few that's actually seen or remembers the movie. The travel time to actual hanging out was a little less than desirable, but we still made it work.

Here's our itinerary: Red eye from from SLC (1:05 am) to ATL (6:25 am), a one hour layover, ATL (7:25 am) to FLL (9:25 am), rented a car, got breakfast and coffee and drove the 130 miles to Duck Key. Hung out the rest of the day, got up the next morning and drove the 60 miles south to Key West. Pretty much for nothing besides eating at the vegan restaurant they had, buying Cuban cigars for my dad and taking a picture with that sign. Drove back, went to the wedding, partied, slept. Next day, got up hung around all day, drove the 130 miles back to Fort Lauderdale, spent the night, got up the next morning at 5:30, returned the rental car for a 7:15 am flight to Detroit that was about 3.5 hours, had an hour layover then a 3 hour 20 minute flight to Salt Lake City.

Like I said, not the greatest itinerary, but we made the most of it.

I'm posting a couple of pictures for now. When I get/find/convince Colby to get me the rest of them, I'll post a folder somewhere for you to see them all. This will have to tide you over.

It's good to be home.

1 comment:

  1. in the key lime square picture, we look like we got old. haha.