Sorry, its been so long since my last post, but it's been tough finding an internet connection, and enough energy at the end of the day to take care of these things.  Nevertheless, after three full days I do have some traveling experiences I'd like to share.

Key West Arrival

After finally making the drive from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, and realizing the campgrounds were closed, Paul and I were in need of some lodging.  We were looking for a cheap motel and with Meghan's help realized our cheapest option would be a comfort inn @  $265 a night!  For those of you who know me well… ut uh  So we decided to make like the hippies we've become and camp on the side of the road (yes mom a safe enough distance away).  We were greeted in the morning with red ants, one of Florida's many lovely insects, that happened to like Paul quite a bit.  After that lovely experience we were ready to build our bikes and see Key West

Key West vacation day

The day consisted of us putting back together our bikes, and then a bit of minor site seeing.  We saw the southernmost point of the contiguous U.S. (pictures to come), and most of the rest of the island… it's quite small.  Neither of us were wowed by Key West, but it was nice  We headed out early to a campsite just off the island, and missed the sunset show, which is unfortunate, but hey business is business.  We made it easily enough to our campsite, set up shop, and prepared for the first day of our journey…