Driving from Miami to Key West
Our first week on the road in Miami didn’t go as smoothly as planned, mainly because of the Internet. Check out our post about our wild hunt for a wifi signal if you would like to read an entertaining story.
The second half of the week was better than the first, though, and that’s because we focused on getting a little rest and relaxation.
We were so excited about our new adventure that we barely slept – we were running on pure adrenaline. Our lack of sleep, mixed with the blazing heat exhausted us – and we were bound to crash!
And we did – in Islamorada along Highway 1 on our way to Key West. You see, we left Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park and Campground bright and early Sunday morning, hoping to see the sunrise over the 7 mile bridge. Instead, all we saw were the inside of our eyelids.
Since we couldn’t keep our eyes open, we pulled off into a Publix parking lot, cranked up the generator and A/C and took a nap. One of the great benefits of traveling in a camper – we always have our bed with us!
So, after our mid-morning snooze, we hit the road toward our destination in Key West. It was no longer dangerous to drive our beastly house down the only road into the Conch Republic.
During our stay we parked at Keys Presbyterian Church, a small church property on Big Coppitt Key just before the last island. We arrived around 4PM, set up the campsite in the corner of the parking lot and joined the church for their evening service at 6PM. It was great getting to meet the Pastor, his family and other members of the church.
Our RV Parked at the Keys Presbyterian Church in Big Coppitt Key
Still zonked from our first week on the road, we decided to hit the hay early – and the next day we focused on getting some much needed R&R in preparation for our extended adventure in Key West!