Hitty Travel Doll — Key West

The John Pennekamp State Park

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The John Pennekamp State Park

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty My Key West Getaway….The Last Day No motor trip to the Florida Keys would be complete without a visit to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The first day of our trip, we were told by the staff at the Key Largo welcome center, that the park was almost full.  We decided to stop on the way back home from Key West. The state park is America’s first undersea park.  It is located at Key Largo at the 102.5 mile marker along the Overseas Highway.  The park extends 3 miles into the...

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In Which I Arrive in Key West

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In Which I Arrive in Key West

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty The streets of Old Town Key West were quiet and the shops were closed as we sat down to a pancake breakfast at Denny’s on Duval Street.  A few early-morning walkers passed on the sidewalk outside.  Like me, they were enjoying the beautiful morning. There is so much to see and do in Key West, that it is hard to know what to do first.  However, I heard David say that we were headed for the beach after breakfast.  Yeah! Clarence S Higgs Memorial Beach Key West Henry “Booty” Singleton Sr was called...

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Camping at Sugarloaf Key

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Camping at Sugarloaf Key

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty I must confess….I started this trip with just a teeny bit of trepidation.  This was a direct result of a conversation I overheard between Shirley and her daughter, Amanda, adopted human of Hitty Amelia. When one listens to conversations that are not intended for one’s own ears, well, one might hear something that could give one pause….sigh. “You are joking!” I heard Amanda say. “No, we really are,”  Shirley replied. “You and Dad have never camped out in my lifetime!  I just can’t believe it.  Where did you get the tent?” Amanda asked. Shirley...

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Lunch at the No Name Pub

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Lunch at the No Name Pub

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty It was getting close to lunch time and we were hungry.  Shirley wanted to stop at a place she had read about called the No Name Pub on Big Pine Key.  We made a couple of wrong turns because the street names on our map didn’t match the actual street names and there was no sign at the main road for the restaurant. Thanks to her IPhone, Shirley was able to look up the address online we were soon parking the car. The pub is located about 1/4 mile south of the No Name...

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Feeding The Tarpons along the Overseas Highway

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Feeding The Tarpons along the Overseas Highway

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty Highway One, or the Overseas Highway is the Road to the Keys.  The first place we stopped was the Visitor Center at Key largo where we took a picture of the Bougainvillea, a native plant of Brazil that grows abundantly in the Florida Keys. Bougainvillea on the Overseas Highway Fishing Tours are popular on the Florida Keys Our next stop was Robbie’s Marina located in Islamorada, The Village of the Keys. This is a popular tourist stop because you can buy a bucket of bait fish and feed the Tarpons. Parking was limited this...

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