Downtown Miami area
We found a nice outdoor area of shops & restaurants right on the waterfront in the downtown area & enjoyed a beverage after walking around for a few hours.
Now that's a mojito, South Beach style!
It was a WINDY night but it didn't keep the people away!
It looked as if it would be a good sunset until the clouds came in out of nowhere & literally squelched the sunset. After the sunset, we went back to Duval Street to wander around. Without knowing it at the time, we hit some of the hotspots...Hogsbreath, Sloppy Joes & Irish Kevin's before calling it a night.
The next day we explored Key West...
we checked out the Key West garden club,
found the southern most point in the continental US (supposedly... we don't quite agree, according to our gps),
& rented a scooter to toodle around for a while.
After our scooter adventure, we headed to Kelly's (the supposed southern most microbrewery & also the original home of PAN AM offices) for a late lunch...
& I had an awesome Key Lime martini... with "Key West" even written in chocolate on the inside. It was delish!
We said goodbye to Key West & headed north. We planned to hit the No Name Key by dusk in hopes of seeing the Key deer milling about...
& this time we were lucky! We found several does & even a few bucks. The pictures don't show it, but these deer come up to Mike's knee & they are full grown!
We headed to Florida City after leaving the Keys in order to grab a hotel & be ready to explore the Everglades... crocodiles, alligators & MORE!