Monthly Archives: August 2011

Eat Your Way Through the Florida Keys – Islamorada

Islamorada is actually a “Village of Islands” in the Florida Keys. It is about a 1-1/2 hour drive from Miami yet you will feel like you are hundreds of miles away. It has that laid-back Keys feel, friendly locals and … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week – Banana Bread

This recipe has been in my family for over 50 years. It is simple to make and moist and delicious to eat. Since bananas are grown in many South Florida and Florida Keys’ backyards it seems a fitting recipe to … Continue reading

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Eat Your Way Through the Florida Keys – Lunch & Dinner in Key Largo

On to more good food and drink in Key Largo, the first of the Florida Keys. Lunch – For a real locals place try Calypso’s Seafood Grill (MM100) located at Ocean Bay Marina. Just a casual, peaceful neighborhood place with indoor … Continue reading

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Eat Your Way Through the Florida Keys

First Stop – Key Largo I love driving down to Key Largo for a nice weekend break. It is just far enough away from the mainland to get there quickly from my South Florida location yet feels like hundreds of … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week – Key Lime Colada

Last time I visited Key West with my family we were shopping along Duval Street on a particularly hot day and decided we needed something to cool us down. The small Tree Bar on Duval Street was offering a drink … Continue reading

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Last of the “Must-Sees” then on to Key West

11.  MM31.5 – National Key Deer Refuge – take a drive through the back roads (Key Deer Blvd) to see if you can spot a small deer in the undeveloped pine lands. These deer, currently on the endangered species list, … Continue reading

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Big Pine Key, Florida Must-Sees

MM47 – Enter Big Pine Key, part of the Lower Florida Keys. This island has the distinction of being the only place in the nation where you will find the tiny Key Deer. It is much less crowded than its … Continue reading

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Last Two “Must-Sees” in Islamorada

6. MM81.5 – Coming up on your right will be World Wide Sportsman, a huge building that you just can’t miss. Inside is a huge fish tank and a replica of Hemingway’s fishing boat the Pilar. Upstairs is the Zane … Continue reading

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More Islamorada Must-Sees

4. MM84 – Directly beside the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar is a pull-off where you can watch the kiteboarders performing amazing jumps and flips. While there you could also enjoy a rum runner at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar (supposedly … Continue reading

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Must Sees in Islamorada, Florida Keys

MM90.7 – Enter Islamorada or the “purple isles” , rumored to be named for either the purple shelled snail that used to be common in the area or the masses of bougainvillea and orchids found there. Islamorada is comprised of … Continue reading

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