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Pilot House, Key Largo

 

Worth the effort to find.

So there I was, driving northbound along the Overseas Highway when we decided to stop for lunch. Having done some research (OK, I Googled “Dog friendly restaurants in Key Largo” while my mom was driving) we settled on lunch at Snappers. Turns out, they only allow dogs in one small area of the outside, and only after 4 PM. That hardly seems dog friendly to me. After being rejected by Snappers, we headed to the Pilot House. This time I called ahead and made sure it is Babka-friendly. Indeed, it is. Continue reading Pilot House, Key Largo

Ultra Marathons: Ultra Crazy?

Roughly the length of the Keys 100 Run

An “ultra marathon” is generally described as any race longer than the traditional, or “normal” marathon distance of 26.2 miles. I have decided that I will do the New York Marathon in 2012. I gave up my spot in 2011 due to knee surgery and then not having enough time to train. I realize that running even one marathon is a bit crazy, but it is something I will do just to prove to myself that I can do it and survive, preferably with my toenails intact.

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Love the Florida Keys? 7 Rules for Driving the Overseas Highway

The overseas highway, the stretch of US1 from Key Largo to Key West is one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the country. Most of the 106 miles is one lane in each direction. Views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean stretch as far as the eye can see. The Seven Mile Bridge is a wonder of engineering.

Because the stretch of road is so long and narrow, there are a few things that you can do to make the drive more enjoyable for everyone. Continue reading Love the Florida Keys? 7 Rules for Driving the Overseas Highway

Independence

Key West is a funny place. If you’ve been here once you know that. We have an extremely liberal population, a huge gay population and a “come as you are” attitude. Then there is “Sign Guy” who holds up a sign with his opinion about what his god thinks of the gay community.  He gets in . . . → Read More: Independence

Mrs. Mac’s

Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen is an unassuming place tucked just off of the Overseas Highway at Mile Marker 99.  established in 1976, they are on their second set of owners, who seem to be doing a darn good job. Mrs. Mac’s claims to have the largest collection of license plates east of the Mississippi. Although I . . . → Read More: Mrs. Mac’s

Sweet Home Alabama Jack’s

If you take Card Sound Road from Florida City to Key Largo you pass a number of people fishing, a cement company and Alabama Jacks. That’s about it. Alabama Jacks is a bar/restaurant with good food, live music and, I learned, is biker-friendly. It is also essentially a dock overlooking water, where you will occasionally see . . . → Read More: Sweet Home Alabama Jack’s