Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mile Marker 80

Looking back at our recent and rather fun RV trip I dug up some pictures of a dog stop on Matecumbe Key.

There is a little pull out on the Gulf side of the Overseas Highway. It's equipped with green cement picnic tables and massive gumbo limbo trees for shade.

And from time to time, dogs.

So much so, the dogs have their own facilities.

These pictures were actually inspired by this extraordinary gate across the street.

Chuck said this compound below put him in mind of something far more exotic than simple Keys architecture. A distant hacienda of some sort no doubt.

Like so much of the Upper Keys, salt water appears within reach but not really. People like their access inaccessible around here.

Time to go home, perhaps an hour and a half away.

At first it looked like the exit was blocked to the south and no amount of backing was going to get the RV out whence it came, but it was just a narrow gap in roadworks to be resumed later.

On the road again, lounging in our Lazy Armchairs watching the sun go down.

It wasn't a bad sunset as these things go.

What an extraordinary way to travel through the Keys.

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Jack Riepe said...

Dear Conch:

Now you have me really envious... I would love to travel across the country in one of those luxury vehicles, towing a trailer with my bike lashed to it. Everything you need with you.

My only objection are the places you invariab;e have to park in... It would be great if each site had either great privacy, a terrific view, and a hot tub.

You know the most interesting people.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads

Anonymous said...

Extra ordinary way to travel the Keys??

Yes, but somebody has to do it and report on the happening.
Motorhomes are wonderful, however expensive at $1.27 a litre for fuel..

Conchscooter said...

I will miss the infernal combustion when peak oil takes us all down.