For the first five minutes. After that we managed to hit a traffic jam that meant what should have taken two hours to drive actually ended up taking almost four. Average speed for the first half of the trip....5 miles per hour. It did give us lots of time to look around and enjoy the views though.
|Hey Lori...We're doing 5 MPH. How do you take a blurry picture?|
It was actually a very peaceful drive, until you consider the damage that hurricanes had done to the older bridges in the past.
Finally, after four hours and a couple of stops at the Blue Hole and the No Name Pub on Big Pine Key, we made it to the Doubletree Resort in Key West.
If you can avoid traffic, the drive out to Key West is beautiful. Keeping your eyes on the road can be hard at times as there's so much beautiful scenery to take in as you make your way through the Keys. Of course, that's just for those of you in the front seat. Shortly after we arrived at the Doubletree, my kids looked around and noticed all the water. "Are we on an island or something? How did we get on an island?". Apparently the view is very different from the back seat.
Written by Steve Pratt