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Old 10-18-2007, 01:36 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> They have several bridges in the keys, all of the keys have bridges going from one to the other, couple of them at high enough for the boats to go under, one that I know of stops traffic and is raised by a bridge tender. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The last tended/draw bridge is on the 18 mile stretch from mainland to first key. It is being replaced now.

There are a few bridges that go high but, to my recollection, most are close to the water. 7 mile bridge is probably the highest but, only for about 1 mile then back down to land level.

Maybe because I've done it so many times, I don't see the trip as a big deal. Roads are great and the view is relaxing. Just plan on averaging 45 mph. Early morning is the best time to travel.

There are a few roadside parks to stop at for a break or just to take in the view.

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Old 10-19-2007, 04:03 AM   #16
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Actually there is another drawbridge over Snake Creek ( MM 85) by the Coast Guard Station. THe highest bridges are probably 7 mile Bridge and the Long Key Bridge. I really think its a great drive. We do it several times a year in our MH and on our Harley's. You also asked how far it was---- right around 130 miles from Homestead to KW MM 0 ( all the directions/distances are given by mile markers (MM) ) If you're going to go, make your reservations as far in advance as possible

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Old 10-19-2007, 05:58 AM   #17
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As you can tell, Key West is a very popular place for RVers!!!
Just wanted to caution you about one restaurant.
It is Blue Heaven. We had alot of people recommend it to us, but couldn't stand the smell long enough to order!!
As said before, have a great time and enjoy!
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:08 PM   #18
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Jeez, I'd now be glad to pay $100 per night if I could just find a vacancy for Feb
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:46 AM   #19
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Have your tried Biahia Honda State Park. Its close to KayoWesta and they have sites that can handle rigs up to 50 ft. I looked on their site and Feb looks pretty clear. I didn't look at the rates, but they should be less than $50. (half price if you are a fla senior age 65+.) By the way, for those of you having never been to the keys, very little swimming along the route to KW. Only at parks and some motels. Fishing is great at night for mangrove snapper with live shrimp and an occassional snook can be had. LOTS of barracudas can be caught just about anywhere. Find a rest who will cook your fish and bring um a fresh snapper ummm-good. To clearfy the bridges, probably the several passages under bridges are short where the hight is and the hight is only about 100 ft, The rest in right down on the water. Not allowed to shoot any KW conks anymore since papa died. Having grown up in Miami, we use to visit the keys often. No better fishing. However, that was in the 50's. Use to have a sign in Ley Largo, B"uy gas now no service for next 100 miles. s/Toby
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:27 AM   #20
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Yes, Bahia Honda State Park would be the cheapest choice, but last I knew they didn't allow pets.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:11 PM   #21
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NO sites open at any of the keys State parks through the month of FEB
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:03 PM   #22
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Okay, we are stopping in the Pompano Beach, Florida area for about 5 days next week, and cannot find a RV park that has decent ratings, or services. If we have to stay out a little ways, that is fine, but we would like somewhere that can offer clean, useable facilities for a Class A 50 amp hookup. If you can suggest somewhere, we would appreciate it.
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The convienent choices near Pompano Beach are very limited. There is a KOA about 30-45 minutes north at Lion County Safari. Much farther south, in south Miami-Dade County are the Larry and Penny Thompson County Park and the Miami Everglades CG. Both of them are at least one hour or so from Pompano. We've stayed at all three of the places and they are big rig friendly. The problem with the gold coast is that there is development everywhere. We used to live in Homestead and the building boom is the number one reason we moved to beautiful Tennessee after I retired. Good luck!
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:13 AM   #24
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You may want to check out Key Largo Campground
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We have stayed in Venture Out Resort for three years. It is on MM 23, and has waterfront sites. I believe they were about 65-75/night. RV site bookings are through a realty office at http://www.waterfrontkeys.com/
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:10 PM   #26
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You should have a great time in Key West. I'd stay at the KOA on sugar loaf key. They pack you in and electical service is not that reliable in the keys. A generator is a must. Top off your fresh water tanks as well. You might have to involuntarily boondock it. The staff is very friendly and helpful but the camp sites are really small and they pack you in. On weekends it is usually packed with kids at the pool. As the saying goes, Key West is a small drinking village with a fishing problem. Take your toad into the town and make sure you wear beach attire. Go to Monty's and have lunch and swim for free in their pool. At night they have entertainment but all the bars in Key West have entertainment. I liked that pool better than the CG pool. I don't like the ideas other people had about staying at the campgrounds in Miami-Dade. They are to close to rough areas of town.
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Hey D,

You commented on the electric. How often are the power outages. We are going down for the first time and staying at Bluewater Key. I am just planning for the vacation and looking to minimize surprises.

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