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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Finishing Up August and Needing to Travel

Sunrise Clouds over Key West ©Mary Montague Sikes
Last week, we spent a few days in Key West FL which seemed a fitting way to finish up the month of August and bring about the end of summer. There is something poetic about traveling by air along the coast of Florida and then over water along the Keys. So much is visible from the skies, and, of course, I have long been fascinated by the magnificent views of clouds from the window of a plane.

Several years ago, we flew into Miami, then rented a car to drive along the Overseas Highway to Key West. What a fabulous journey that was. Along the way, we enjoyed a magical, tropical passage. The flight from Miami to Key West is much faster--only a few minutes.

Both the highway and the air provide unforgettable memories for reaching the southernmost point of the continental USA. For the traveler with only a few days, air travel is best. But for those with time to spare, the
Key West near Sunset Point ©Mary Montague Sikes
Overseas Highway is an unique experience.
Leaving Miami ©Mary Montague Sikes
Approaching Key West ©Mary Montague Sikes


Birgit said...

Wow, looking at your pictures, I had no idea how these hotels are just, basically, right over the water. Very cool shots!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Key West is an island, so water is everywhere. Thank you, Birgit!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've never been to Key West. As long as it wasn't hurricane season, I'd want to drive it and take in the sights. Surrounded by all that water would be wild.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, it is a beautiful drive! You would love it.