May 18, 2015

marathon [florida]

while we were in florida my parents took us down to the florida keys for a few days.  just a few hours south of cape coral, it felt like we were in another country.  the keys are such a naturally beautiful place - hundreds of tiny islands scattering throughout the ocean, with one long road connecting the main land to the tip of key west, the largest city.  we stayed in marathon, a small town about half way to key west.


[old seven mile bridge] now converted into a pedestrian footpath for most of the bridge, it offers some really beautiful views of the keys and the ocean.  fun fact - true lies was filmed here.

[porky's bayside bbq] a little rustic looking, the staff here were friendly, great location on the water, and a menu full of american classics along with fresh sea food.

[sunset grill & raw bar] we only stopped here for a post dinner drink, but it looked like a fun place.  complete with a pool, huge outdoor bar & live music, it would definitely be a fun place to spend an evening.

[grassy key outpost] this restaurant was located next to the hotel we stayed at.  the staff were incredibly friendly, the food was good, they had veggie options and their drinks are served in mason jars!

[bahai honda state park] we stayed on the side of the beach with the bridge, which is smaller in size but had much less seaweed.  the waters here were crystal blue and warm - i could have stayed for hours!

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