Friday, October 2 – We arrived at the Florida Keys Elks Lodge in Tavernier, Florida this morning after an easy drive down from Miami on FL 997. What a nice a relaxing drive after the craziness we went through after missing this same highway North of Miami.
We are the only RV in the Elks Lodge Campground. They have ten sites on grass with 50 amp electric and water. We are going to try to conserve our waste water and see if we can make it the entire seven days without dumping. We don't want to switch into the boondock stage because we have numerous places to visit in the Keys and don't want to feel grimy. If need be, we can travel 10 miles North to the State Park and dump.
What an awesome campground. We are right on the beach of the Gulf.
We've already spent several hours on the concrete patio enjoying several Mojitos. Hey, gotta enjoy the atmosphere of the Keys!
Surprisingly, even Bella is enjoying the campsite. She's been out relaxing on the patio with us all afternoon. In the past, she hasn't been too crazy about the noisy ocean.
The Lodge has a tiki bar on the beach and one on the patio. We are headed up there tonight to pay the rent and enjoy the local atmosphere.
We did take a drive to check out the area. We HAD to stop at on of the tiki bars that came highly recommended. Very good special drinks.
We passed one of the many Roadside America Wonders that can be found in the Keys.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!