Submitted by Hitty Gale
Highway One, or the Overseas Highway is the Road to the Keys. The first place we stopped was the Visitor Center at Key largo where we took a picture of the Bougainvillea, a native plant of Brazil that grows abundantly in the Florida Keys.
Key Largo made me think of the movie by that name that starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The story took place during a hurricane. Coincidentally, the 2010 hurricane season starts today.
Our next stop was Robbie’s Marina located in Islamorada, The Village of the Keys.
This is a popular tourist stop because you can buy a bucket of bait fish and feed the Tarpons. Parking was limited this day, but we found a spot. After admiring the wares of local artists and crafters in the shaded, outdoor market we paid $2.79 for a bucket of bait fish and joined the group on the pier feeding the Tarpons.
My adopted human, David, learned right away not to hold the fish too close to the water. He said he thought he was going to lose his thumb! The Tarpons, leap out of the water to grab the fish right out of your hand.
Soon we were back on the Overseas Highway and ready to eat lunch ourselves.