Saturday, October 3, 2015

AHHHHH, THE BEACH!

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.

Bella’s favorite seat when we travel.
Bella

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.

Florida Keys Elks Lodge

Florida Keys Elks Lodge

Looking right.
Florida Keys Elks Lodge

Looking left.
Florida Keys Elks Lodge

What an awesome campground. We are right on the beach of the Gulf.

Florida Keys Elks Lodge

We've already spent several hours on the concrete patio enjoying several Mojitos. Hey, gotta enjoy the atmosphere of the Keys!

Florida Keys Elks Lodge

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.

Bella and ocean

Bella becoming very brave.
Bella and 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.

Florida Keys Elks Lodge

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.

Lorelei
Lorelei

We passed one of the many Roadside America Wonders that can be found in the Keys.

World’s largest lobster.
largest lobster

largest lobster

A great first day in the Keys.
Us in the Keys

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

14 comments:

  1. I'm surprised that there is no one else there. I had heard that you have to wait until someone dies to get a spot! Maybe that's only in January. ..

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  2. You have to have one of the best sites EVER!! What a wonderful spot. Enjoy!

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  3. Fantastic campsite. Navy showers. Still clean and fresh but not filling up the tanks quite so fast. Have fun.

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  4. Looks like to me Bella wants to head out on the pier for a little fishing.

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  5. We called the Elks but they get booked way in advance for the time we'll be around. Your timing is much better than ours. Enjoy that beach!

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  6. Great site! Bella looks very brave.

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  7. Looks like a great location for 'beach' people.

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  8. Jackpot spot for sure!! Your timing was probably perfect. I imagine a lot of people headed out with the hurricane. I can't believe you are all alone at the Elks with that amazing view! Wow! I love the speciality drinks but won't fork over the money most placest want. I guess that is my cheap area:)

    Love that header! Gorgeous sunset:)

    Bella sure looks comfy on her soft seat with a view:)

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  9. Yup, Bella is having a grand time. Waiting to hear how you made out those 7 days using the holding tanks.

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  10. What a nice spot, we did enjoy the Keys for a week right on the water a few years ago.
    Keep having too much fun.

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  11. John Pennycamp snorkel a Must! My Dad use to run fishing charters out of Key Colony beach in the 1970s! Enjoy a day ride to Key West and Beer at Hemming ways a must!

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  12. We stayed in Marathon while in the Keys. Have some great memories from those days. Enjoy!

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