How lucky we are to live 85 miles and forty bucks a night from this.
We brought Pi, our bikes and kayak with us.
Our new son, Carlos, joined us the last two days. We took him to Marathon's Keys Fisheries restaurant for the freshest of stone crabs.
The next day we visited Robbie's in Islamorada watching folks feed bait fish to the hungry tarpon lurking under the dock.
Tarpon feeding on distant dock
Hiking through our park's mangrove forest we crossed a bridge and saw manatees slowly swimming in the clear green stream. The water looked so inviting I suggested to Carlos that we strip down and jump in.
we started a fire, plugged in the party lights,
and prepared a feast on the grill.
What fun we had renting our own piece of paradise for a few nights. Even the beach was smiling.