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One of many types of Spiny Fish

A living animal....see the tiny tentacles capturing food

Great camouflage

What will I be someday?

Unbelievable colors

There are 50-60 butterfly species from around the world at this conservatory

Pretty patterned brown when wings are closed

Vibrant blue when the wings are open

 

I caught a yummy worm

Very colorful

What kind of butterfly is this? LOL

Almost iridescent colors

 

This butterfly was giving Carol a kiss

Orchids are my favorite flower


We will be in the Florida Keys for nearly 3 weeks staying at 3 different locations. Our first park is Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina located on Big Pine Key at MM39. This is an Encore park and part of our Thousand Trails membership. We stayed for 7 nights, with full hookups at a cost of $472.50. I think this is the most we will be spending throughout the entire winter.

To start our visit we took a trolley ride through the town of Key West which gave us a great overview of the historic city. It was a "hop on, hop off" type of tour trolley. The drivers vary in knowledge and narration. Definitely worth the money to get the lay of the land.

While waiting for our first trolley, we visited the Eco Discovery Center. This was free, very informative and did not take very long. Nice short film highlighted the eco-systems of the water on the Atlantic and the Gulf.

Along the route is a stop at the Butterfly Conservatory. Wow! So many beautiful butterflies! We spent a long time here. It was just so hard to leave. The extensive gift shop took some time to browse too. Lots of shiny, pretty things to see and buy.

More to come about our trolley tour and walking tour of Key West.

Just a note: If you look at the map that indicates our current location, you may notice that it looks like we traveled across the Gulf of Mexico to get from Big Cypress to Big Pine Key. Of course, we did not. We took the Overseas Highway.



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