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Voted BEST EVER Southernmost Sign In The Florida Keys!

Hands down the BEST ‘Southernmost Sign’ EVER in the entire Florida Keys! OK, I must admit that I was the ONLY judge voting for the ‘Southernmost Sign’ crown and here it is! This colorful very large KOA Campground sign is indeed the best of the best ones out there… and I’ve seen dozens. I’ve reported in the past that there’s a southernmost everything out there: Southernmost Home, Southernmost Motel, Southernmost Furniture, Southernmost Tattoo, and even a Southernmost Cigar Company all vying for the prestigious title in their respective...

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Key’s Bahia Honda Bridge Mural

Say ‘Hello’ to one the Florida Key’s coolest murals! Seen here is a beautiful great addition to the growing tradition of painted murals throughout the entire Keys. This is indeed a bright spot along your journey and caught my attention instantly upon passing this eye-popping two-walled painted masterpiece. Its focal point is the former majestic now crumbling Bahia Honda bridge along with an iguana, sunset, bicycle rider, mangrove root tree & palm tree. You can find the one of the Key’s brightest colorful murals at Mile Marker 48.0 bayside beside the...

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Monroe County’s SMALLEST Bird Sanctuary

This is without a doubt Monroe County’s SMALLEST Bird Sanctuary! Featured below is a full-width photo of the sanctuary consisting of a circle of trees with two inner pier posts roped together. Forgetting to bring my trusty bright yellow Stanley tape measure, I’d venture to say that it’s less than 100 feet in width or length… if not smaller. Though I didn’t actually see any birds, I did see enormous amounts of bird & pelican poop… some of which I kept as souvenirs upon my sneakers!  On the other hand, for you ant farm enthusiasts… I’ve found...

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Marathon Space Domes!

Space Domes In the city of Marathon heading south on US-1 at Mile Marker 52.7 on the left side of the road you’ll find a strange set of aqua colored dome homes & buildings. These odd shaped abodes are now a Pool Supply Company and formerly a Real Estate Office in prior years. I actually stopped in and spoke with the current occupant quizzing him on its unique style and history. In asking if I could walk around the property and take some photos he replied “If you want to!” so I did and enjoyed it. If there’s one thing about me you’ll soon find out it’s that “I’m NOT SHY at all!”...

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Capt. Hook Spotted In Key West!

I found Key West’s own Capt. Hook! 100% TRUE, Capt. Hook is from Key West, Florida… who knew? I know, you’re saying that Captain James Hook is a fictional character in the movie Peter Pan. The character is a pirate captain of the brig Jolly Roger, and lord of the fairy-tale village of Neverland… hmm, I thought that was Michael Jackson! His name plays on the iron hook replacing his right hand, cut off by Peter Pan and eaten by a crocodile. You can find Key West’s REAL Capt. Hook (fishing boat captain) at the Key West City Marina at the Palm Avenue Causeway...

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Souvenir Bank Vault

1891 Historic Wachovia Center Building This is WAY TOO COOL! Founded in 1891 this former bank at the corner of Duval Street & Front Street in Key West is nothing less than a delight for the eyes. Sitting on the corner and coming to a point, this tan and brown brick mosaic eye-candy is impossible to miss nor do you want to. Take special notice of the balcony along the Duval Street side seen below. The balcony support system is lined with stylish gingerbread reminiscent of this towns pirate past. The Wachovia Bank that occupied this facility has long since moved yet retained its name as the...

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Pirate Legend Calico Jack

Being the history buff that I am, I’m constantly looking at street names trying to find references to the past. The pirate Calico Jack Circle street name is surrounded by an “A” list of other famous pirate street signs in every direction. Here’s more than you’ve ever wanted to know about his pirate past. Born John Rackham December 26, 1682 commonly known as Calico Jack, was an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas and in Cuba during the early 18th century. His nickname derived from the calico clothing he wore, while Jack is a diminutive of “John.” Active...

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Catamaran Tour

Here’s a blast from the past revisited! (Enjoy, It’s from years ago!) Ever been on a catamaran? A catamaran is a multihulled boat consisting of two hulls with a supporting structure in-between powered by sail or engine. They’re built for speed and stability rather than equal weight distribution as with ‘traditional’ monohulled boats. We went on this one and it was an AWESOME 3-4 hour experience setting us back only $35 a person. Seen here is my better half… that would be the one on the right and our tour guide for the day Scott on the left. Our friend Scott...

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Key’s Largest Fishing Rod

Wanna see the Florida Key’s LARGEST FISHING ROD? Well wait no more my faithful readers, here it is! WOW, does this look authentic! The attention to detail is impeccable and stunning to say the least. This is one GREAT 28′ long replica to be admired in its entirety from hook, reel, lure, line, to its mind-blowing truly real looking handle wrapping. You can find the Florida Key’s LARGEST FISHING ROD permanently attached to this mobile trailer on US-1 at Mile Marker 53.0 oceanside FREE for all to see. On US-1 turn onto 116th Street and you’ll see it there on your...

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Paradise Found

I found paradise years ago… Isn’t time you did too! PARADISE FOUND! Some things simply speak for themselves. What a great photo-op this is. The Keys newest oversized chair is one of the coolest by far. You can find this newcomer just before crossing the Cow Key bridge into Key West near Mile Marker 4.5 oceanside on US-1. Shoestring Weekend

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