Friends From Vermont

Our last visitors of the winter were three good friends from Vermont. It was such a pleasure to spend time with them and share this gorgeous place that we get to call our temporary home.

A windy day selfie by Heather who is undoubtedly the “selfie master” of the group

Aside from the amazing trip out to the Dry Tortugas (blog post) we had a number of additional adventures, including a day in Key West, several kayaking trips, bocce night, a dinner out, and lots of quality time hanging on our porch chatting and laughing.

Friends at Lunch
Lunch on the pier at Commodore’s Boathouse Bar & Grill
Lunch with friends
Fruit + Rum + Ice = Deliciousness!
Key West Botanical Garden
The Key West Botanical Garden is a feast for the eyes
Wax Palm
The endangered Cuban Wax Palm.
Key West Botanical Gardens
More Cuban Palms – we all agreed this was our favorite section of the garden
Key West Botanical Gardens
Next to the Cuban Palms were a half dozen or so Cuban Chug boats used to cross to the U.S.
Key West, Florida
Scenes from Duval Street in Key West
No Name Key, Florida
Had to make a repeat trip down the mangrove trail on No Name Key
No Name Key, Florida
Heather in the lagoon
Kayaking in the Florida Keys
Kayaking to Money Key
Money Key, Florida
This tiny uninhabited island is state owned and allows camping
Conch Shells
The shallow water around Money Key was FULL of conch shells. These are only a few of the hundreds we saw.
Money Key, Florida
Me & Heather – Our fleet of boats – More gorgeous water
Bocce night on Big Pine Key
Bocce Night
My New Joint Bar - Cudjoe Key, FL
Went back to the Square Grouper for another amazing meal. This time we tried the new upstairs lounge called My New Joint.
Small plates at the Square Grouper
We ordered a bunch of small plates to share. Everything was amazing, but we all agreed that the desserts – a fried banana split & caramel covered cream puffs won the prize!
Making friends with the Key Deer
Making friends with the locals

This was the first time since we started full-time travel that we’ve been able to share the amazing places we visit with any of our friends from back home. Without room in the Airstream to host guests, it can be (understandably) difficult to convince people to visit us. I’m not sure when, or even if, we’ll rent a house again but I sincerely hope we can have a repeat of this fun filled week someday.

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7 Responses to “Friends From Vermont”


  1. Gretchen

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Beats Stella! No the snow is fun but I’m really feeling ready for Spring!

  2. Wayne Whiting

    Okay, who’s the photographer? Great pictures. I’m jealous.

  3. Metamorphosis Lisa

    Wow, so many fun things! That fruit/rum/ice thing looks delicious and the botanical garden is gorgeous…but then, every single out on the water shot looks amazing! Clearly, a very fun week!

  4. David B.

    Dig the dog sporting sunglasses.

  5. Mike &Gerri

    What a great time you guys had with the friends that came to visit. Looks like a lot of fun activities, good food and great fellowship. Hey, maybe a repeat down the road would be in order

  6. Andrea Elkins

    Some RV resorts also have cabins or casitas for rent.

    • Amanda

      Yes! Good point. Also, many state parks have cabins for rent. We did that once so we could spend Thanksgiving with family in northern Florida. It was very convenient.


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