A Time in the Sun

As a native Michigander I am very well acquainted with the term “snowbird.” Many of our retired friends take off for warmer climates during the frigid winter months. Going south in the winter has never been at the top of my list. But this year our son had a school break at the end of February. His wife had not yet begun her new job and we decided to take a quick trip together to Florida. Truthfully, Jessica and I wanted to go to Iceland, but neither of the guys were very excited about Iceland in the winter. We agreed on Key West.

Flights, condo and rental car secured we left from Michigan and Massachusetts crossing our fingers that the travel gods were watching over us. A few lessons learned about car rentals in Miami and we were all settled in a Miami hotel for the night. Bright and early we headed for the Everglades.

So many birds!


Wood Storks ?


We spotted a few turtles and a couple of ominous looking snakes.

And, of course, a plethora of gators….

Tim, a craft beer enthusiast, requested stops at a couple breweries. Great beer at Islamorada Beer Company. At the Florida Keys Brewing Company we enjoyed a mini music fest, beer and guacamole from a humongous avocado!

Fish or Frond??

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