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Friday, May 16, 1997
Everglades City to Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida:
Latitude: 24° 33' 35" North
Longitude: 81° 47' 46" West
Altitude: 25 feet
From Seattle: 2884 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Eden House

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Region: Florida
Route: I75, US1
Start: Everglades City
Stop 1. Everglades
End:Key West, Florida
Road Miles:335 miles
Linear:224 miles
Weather: Overcast, Hot

Available Photos:

Baby alligators at feeding time Everglades, FL

Alligator #1 Everglades, FL

Alligator #2 Everglades, FL

Caged Black Bear #1 Everglades, FL

Caged Black Bear #2 Everglades, FL

Alligator #3 Everglades, FL

Me, on the road again Everglades, FL

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 36
Miles Driven:6941
Linear Dist: 5075
Countries Visited: 1
Regions Visited: 12
More stats...
Hotels: 10
Friends / Family: 14
Camping: 8
Hostels: 4
Beers: 110

Journal Entry:
Got a late start, drove straight to the Everglades (having grown up on the West coast, this Toll road thing sucks). I've always wanted to go on one of those swamp airboats, so I took a tour on one. It was kind of hooky, the first half was to look at the nature, the second half was to show off. It was fun, but I wish I'd hired a private one instead of doing a tour.

The place I'm staying at (the Eden house) is very nice. It's quaint, has a pool, jacuzzi, and restaurant, and is fairly close to down town. It's a little pricey, but I didn't have a whole lot of options as most placed were already booked. I had a fantastic German diner at Martin's which is here at the hotel. Afterwards I went out an walked around .Key West. All in all I'm not impressed. The nice atmosphere is ruined by to many drunk tourist and rude (and often drunk) locals.

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