Thursday, February 16, 2012

Key West, Florida - 02/16/12

We departed Long Pine Key Campground in the Everglades National Park at 8:30 a.m. and arrived at Boyd's Campground in Key West, Florida at 11:50 a.m. The US-1 highway going down to Key West was quite congested to travel on today. It was bumper-to-bumper traffic the entire distance.

Boyd’s Campground is your typical commercial campground in a tourist destination area. They maximize every inch of space to pack as many RV’s as possible onto their property. Needless to say there is absolutely no privacy between the campsites. We marveled at how the 40-foot motorhomes maneuvered their rigs into their campsites. Did I mention that there is a Naval Air Station about two miles across the water from the campground? Yep, Navy fighter jets are taking off and landing throughout the day. We are located directly in their landing pattern. Nice to see them flying, sometimes in formation, but OMG the noise!

Our campsite was located close to a restroom and shower. The restrooms have these high volume air dryers that sound like jet planes taking off. Throughout the evening hours we were serenaded with the sound from these dryers. The campground was full, so there were no other campsites we could relocate to.

We are thankful we are only here for three nights. We depart on Sunday for a yet-to-be-determined destination somewhere in central Florida that is quiet and has plenty of privacy between the campsites.

Our cost for an inland campsite with water and electric for two people was an in-season rate of $90.00 per night.

Total miles traveled today: 137

Tomorrow, another new adventure begins!

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