Florida Travel – Our first Florida Keys RV trip

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Key Largo to Geiger Key to Key West – October of 2018

Facebook memories have been reminding me all week about a Super Awesome Funtime Adventure we had three years ago so…. Allow me to take a quick walk down memory lane to one of our most epic adventures to date. Back in October 2018 – see it’s October so its relevant – we planned our first ever trip to the Florida Keys with friends AND our first ever vacation in an RV!! We went with experts both for the Keys and Rv’s and it was THE. BEST. TRIP. EVER. We have since had other amazing RV adventures, but this one started it all!

We drove from Tampa, Florida to Key Largo, Florida and made it to our spot at Calusa Campground and Marina just after sunset and just in time to settle in with drinks and stare at the stars. To our surprise the neighboring spot was a million-dollar mansion with a dock that lit up the water and out of nowhere came a baby dolphin and its mother zooming by – we still aren’t sure we really saw it but it’s an incredible memory for our first night in The Keys. The next day we woke up to beautiful views and our first introduction to the famous Victor Camp Breakfast, and it’s worth all the hype – along with Jamie’s unpredictable and unbelievably good Bloody Mary’s. Then we headed to Divers Direct and bought complete snorkeling sets to teach Mark how to snorkel for the first time in no other place than Cannon Beach in Key Largo. We are still laughing thinking about Mark trying to walk into the water in his flippers for the first time!!

Next, we headed south and stopped to feed the Tarpons at Robbie’s Marina of Islamorada, had an incredible meal (best fish tacos ever) and then checked in to our last destination at Geiger Key Marina, RV Park & Fish Camp. This place had all the amenities!!! That night we had drinks at what we now call the UFO/trash beach – guess you had to be there… We rented kayaks and went snorkeling and lobstering around Geiger Key and there were so many beautiful fish and corals just off the sea wall of our camp. From there we took an Uber to Key West and experienced Mile 0, The Southern Most Point, Fantasy Fest, Duval Street at night, and a beautiful Key West sunset. We also took a day to visit the gorgeous beaches of Bahia Honda State Park and saw sooooo many sharks!!! On our way home we stopped and stocked up on souvenirs from Shell World and drove through the Everglades for the first time while dreaming up the next epic getaway. We were instantly hooked and in love with the fact that just a few short hours away…. was an out-of-this-world paradise just waiting to be explored again and again!

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