Heading to the Keys where its warm....

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by rtwdoug, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. danh600

    danh600 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    400
    Location:
    South Florida
    This picture makes me laugh. We were just down there a few weeks ago. We stopped probably close to where you stopped. It was really cold that day and we were warming up. My wife kept looking over her shoulder. I thought she was watching for traffic, but figured out she was watching for panthers! Haha.

    I am surprised you got that close to those gators. They normally hit the water if you stop your vehicle. They must have really been enjoying the warm sun.

    My wife agrees with you about US27 Doug. She thinks it's a long and boring road. We have to take it for most of our day trips if we are going south. It's a nicer road north of Lake Okeechobee. More woods and some nice little towns.

    #41
  2. BUBB

    BUBB lynch not Zimmerman

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Oddometer:
    20,676
    Location:
    I'm here because I'm not all there.
    well done!
    #42
  3. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,812
    Location:
    NEPA
    I am on the way to the keys now. I should get there by dark tomorrow.
    #43
  4. wayno

    wayno Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Oddometer:
    7,222
    Location:
    East of KCMO
    Thanks for sharing:thumb
    #44
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    19,643
    Location:
    Way Out There.
    A little less chit-chat and more Poly.


    :deal
    #45
  6. TreeManG23

    TreeManG23 TreeMan Racing

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    942
    Location:
    NW Florida
    Doug, was that The Rod & Gun Club you two stayed at in Everglades City?
    #46
  7. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    14,704
    Location:
    Helltown
    Another nice RR Doug...and you finished it too! Nice 42 also. Reading your last couple RTW RR's and now this one has given me an appreciation of old/older Harleys.
    Man, a guy I know is in the process right now of writing an overnight trip report up form Key West to the campground at Everglades National Park and back. Some of the same scenery although his report isn't quite as good. He didn't harass any alligators. :lol3
    I clicked on day trips to read the rest of his report and saw yours. He even took a pic of the old bridge from the same spot!

    That's two Keys RR's if read in a day! What are the odds?

    I was telling him the first time I went to Florida it was raining cats and dogs! First place we stopped I bought an umbrella. Sunshine state my a...:lol3
    #47
  8. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7,303
    Location:
    jaw ja
    as allways killer rr and pic's. :clap:clapthanks for sharing
    #48
  9. zuk16l

    zuk16l Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    96
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    I visited Flamingo in 1990 with my uncle. He was shooting video of fly fishing for bonefish if I remember right. About all I remember were mosquitoes so thick that you had to run from the car to the room with them swarming around you. Each morning we would stand in the room and spray off with deet until the linoleum floor started to dissolve. Not the most fun I've ever had. One good thing though, once you got offshore in the boat, the mosquitoes went bye-bye.
    #49
  10. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,772
    Location:
    God's Country
    Great Report!
    #50
  11. longwaybackhome

    longwaybackhome --------------

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    218
    Location:
    Finland
    I thought you were on your way to a swapmeet, not a swampmeet...


    #51
  12. MrBob

    MrBob Out there

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    9,084
    Location:
    longmont, CO, etc.
    [​IMG]

    night[/QUOTE]

    It looks like Poly is having a blast on this trip.
    #52
  13. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Oddometer:
    4,401
    Location:
    Tampa
    Great report Doug. I think you've seen more of it than me and I live here..:lol3
    #53
  14. Mtl-Marc

    Mtl-Marc Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Oddometer:
    79
    Location:
    Montréal - Plateau

    Making your own oil & gas mixtures makes it a two stroke knuckelhead.:wink:
    #54