4/19/16 Key West Florida. Mary and I lived in Key West in the late 60’s and it was always a topic of conversation about a return trip. Well we never made it, Cancer took Mary about 1 1/2 years ago and I think my trip this time on the motorcycle was a chance to look back at a wonderful time in our lives and to relive some of the past memories. Well I was disappointed in what I saw. Key West now has a lot more people, the large high end stores have taken over and there are very few of the old Hippie style businesses I remember from a long time ago. I guess that is progress and growth, I am sure every town wants to grow but with limited space on Key West the growth has taken a tole on ones ability to enjoy the island.
Parking was at a premium and being on the motorcycle made it easy to find a place to park. Talking with the locals they tell me that people are having to move further north up the keys to find affordable housing. I guess some 45 years makes a difference.
4/20/16 Headed north and stopped at Baby’s coffee for a little pick me up to get me charged for a long ride up the east coast of Florida. Traveled 450 miles to just north of Daytona.