Due to flight delays, we did not get to the hotel until after dark on Sunday. We awoke Monday morning to this view from the bedroom of our suite at the Key Largo Hilton.
Kenny was up earlly to check out the view.
We were right on the beach.
We opened up the wall of our suite and enjoyed room service for breakfast.
This squirrel was a regular visitor to the palm tree right off our balcony.
There are lots of trees on the hotel grounds. This cardinal was singing outside our room every morning.
After breakfast we explored the resort grounds.
This and the next few photos are from the Hammock Beach area of the resort.
It's a very peaceful spot on the opposite end of the resort from where our room was.
Looking up at the hotel from the Hammock Beach.
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Kenny found a hammock
This trail goes from the main part of the hotel to the hammock beach
Sheila stops to read one of the signs on the trail that describes the flora and fauna
Posing on the trail
There were not many others out and about
Kenny checks out the water
Sheila decides to get wet also
View of our room from the dock. We're on the 3rd floor on the end.
We eventually make our way to the beach bar where we enjoy a lunch of fish tacos
Great start to our vacation
After lunch we change into our bathing suits and find a secluded spot at Hammock Beach
This is the life
We had a great view of all the comings and goings from the dock
There were lots of pelicans.
One of the enviro tours returns. We would take this tour later in the week.
The resort had fishing gear if you wanted to fish from the dock
That evening we headed to the hotel restaurant for dinner and a fabulous sunset.
Fabulous view while we eat
It's hard to describe how beautiful the sunsets were all week.
Heading back to the room after dinner
Kenny enjoys the view from the bed
Others gather on the dock to enjoy the sunset and look for manatees
Sheila relaxes while Kenny takes photos
Kenny enjoys the twighlight view as our first day in Key Largo comes to a close
A new day. Today we drive to Key West.
The catamaran went out while we ate breakfast on our balcony.
Our primary motive for driving to Key West was to see the cats at the Hemingway House.
Hemingway was famous for all his polydactyl cats
Sheila stops to pet some
They were pretty relaxed
Kenny takes a turn
After the Hemingway House, we walked down the famous Duval Street
There were lots of people and lots of bars
We eventually made it to Mallory Square, but did not stay for the sunset festivities
We enjoyed the drive over all the long bridges between Key Largo and Key West. It took nearly two hours to travel the 95 miles back to the hotel.