I’m feeling blessed. Seems we were misinformed last year when we asked about staying at the Navy Base in the RV camping area. We were told that you had to rotate in and out of wet camping, but not that once you got in to camping you could stay forever. We originally planned on staying on base for two weeks, but when we came here a couple weeks ago they were totally filled. Seems that everyone has taken advantage of cheaper fuel and came all the way down to Key West for the winter, so we ended up back up in Marathon at Knight’s Key. They are still open, but only until December as far as they know. It’s nice and familiar, plus Marathon has a great Greek place – La Mediterranne. We had arranged to camp at the RV parking at the Key West Craft Festival, but were going to leave the RV at the base during set up since we couldn’t park until after 5. We decided to check just in case someone had checked out as it had rained the day before and sometimes that motivates people to leave. Miracles of miracles… they had one spot for our size rig! Sweet! We will be in dry camping the whole time we are head, because it’s taking about 6 weeks to rotate through right now… but the price is $14 instead of the cheapest we could find of $85. So Sweet.
Now let’s talk Key West… every time we come down here I find another reason I like this place… This time it’s chickens. Yes, you know that funny bird that either crows at all hours of the day and night or lays an egg. Well apparently at some point cock fighting became illegal, so between that and people just letting their chickens out Key West has it’s own little flock running loose every where.. I do mean everywhere. Me, I like chickens.. so I’m enjoying cackling at them as we travel down the street or listen to the rooster that inhabits the campground crow.. even if it is 3 in the morning. Me.. as an old farm girl, finds it comforting. And these chickens, they are protected birds.. there is a fine of $500 if you kill one. That makes me chuckle…. Okay I laughed out loud when I heard it. But apparently it’s true. Makes me want to stay longer and see what else I like about the area.