Every now and then i get a sudden urge to revisit the hours and hours ( probably days worth) of video I took when we did our Route 66 Road Trip in 2015. Some of it was shot on a go pro attached to the rental car, some of it was shot on a camera phone and some was taken hanging dangerously out of a moving vehicle with a shaky hand held cam.
After a late breakfast at the Old Town Manor, it was time once more to pack the car and hit the roads again. We enjoyed Key West but I’m not sure we will revisit. As nice as it was doing nothing but eating, drinking and wandering we couldn’t get over the fact it felt a little bit like America’s version of Benidorm, not quite that trashy but nevertheless a party town first and foremost.
We had three nights booked at the Old Manor House in Key West and the general idea was to wander the streets, pop in and out of shops and bars and generally chill out and relax. We sort of did that as it was too hot to do anything to hastily.
After an early breakfast at Casa Thorn we repacked our suitcases, threw them in the ample boot of the Mustang and said our goodbyes to Islamorada. Today we are driving Route 1 down to our next hotel in Key West.
We started the day with a freshly cooked breakfast in the Casa Thorn lobby. Freshly made quiche, bacon, waffles, muffins, fresh fruit and preserves were great and very tasty however the coffee was awful which made our first port of call when we got on the road a decent coffee shop.
We have been back from Florida for a fair few months now but a family holiday to Turkey and work keeping me extremely busy has seen Blogging the Road neglected and without updates. On the following few posts, I intend to post some pictures and videos and give a brief rundown of our Florida Keys trip for our 20th wedding anniversary.
We woke up to a gloomy and grey day, not quite raining but the weather was more like Scunthorpe in autumn than California in summer. We ate breakfast at Denny’s and then hit highway one to begin our journey along the coastal road, through the big sur eventually ending up in Monterrey bay.
After a busy few days in Vegas its time to head back to Route 66 and into California to the wigwam motel. We took a taxi back to McCarran airport to pickup our new hire car. We dropped off the car and picked it up three days later as it cut down the cost by a few quid as we weren’t paying for parking in Vegas and the taxes were less on the last leg of the journey.