We stayed 4 night in South Bay County Park, just south of Lake Okeechobee. They said there were alligators in the lakes in the park and we had a six footer in the pond right behind the RV. While in South Bay we drove over to Wellington and visited with Susan and Robert and had a nice dinner at West Palm Beach Brewery. After 4 days waiting out the storm, we then headed back down the Overseas Highway to Key West.
We found the food at the Hogfish Grill, which was very close to the RV park, to be outstanding. We took one of our old South Dakota license plates over and they added it to the wall of plates from all over the US.
Josie joined me at the Botanical Gardens one morning while I birded and she took in the tropical plantings. I was able to get in a round of golf on the Key West Golf Club, but it was so wet I lost a ball in the fairway when I hit it into standing water from all the rain from the storm and it plugged in the mud.
Josie again joined me on a birding adventure, this time to Crane Point Hammock in Marathon. One of the quirky things you can do there is get a Fish Pedicure. You stick your feet in the water and the tiny fish come and eat the dead skin off your feet. Anyone who has ticklish feet might not enjoy it. A few days later we went back up to Islamorada and sampled a brew at the Keys Brewing Company, then on our way back south stopped at the Keys Fisheries Bar for boat drinks and Stone Crab Claws.
You cannot come to this section of the Keys without visiting the No Name Bar on No Name Key. Inside the bar there is said to be over forty thousand dollars stapled to the walls by visitors from all over the world. We chose to eat outside under their huge grass hut. While eating a resident endangered Key Deer came by to entertain us.