It was a quick stay in Key West. If we stayed any longer, we'd run the risk of becoming affected with the "Don't Wanna Leave" Syndrome.
Before leaving, we made a run by the beach...
... and a drive by the Key West Lighthouse.
Interesting notation: Even chain businesses in Key West are unique.
When crossing "Big Pine Key" watch out for the Key Deer.
Key Deer is an endangered species...so don't hit one. Drive slow and look out!
This is the National Key Deer Refuge. http://www.fws.gov/nationalkeydeer/
It is a subspecies of the White-tailed Deer (O. virginianus), but smaller. The adult male only reaches 30 inches tall at the shoulders in adulthood. Other than that they look like White-tailed Deer. The deer easily swim between the islands.
Key Largo: the First and Last stop in the Keys...
While in Key Largo on our way south, we ate at Sundowners.
But we talked to a group of guys doing a 4 Corner Tour that Senior Frijoles is good too. Time to head back to the mainland.
US1 crosses Barnes Sound on the way to the mainland.
As you can see, looks like some wet weather ahead.
We hit some light rain showers on our way into Florida City.
Hoping to avoid any heavy rain, we shut it down for the night.
Sure enough we had heavy rains during the night.
Leaving the Conch Republic, heading back north of Latitude 24.