Florida Keys: Islamorada Key (MM 91-85), Tavernier Key(MM 92 or so), Key Largo (MM 107-98)

Jan 5-10 2014  (Miss Zanzibar at Longwood, FL-Betty/Denny’s pad while John and Trish are in Marathon, FL)

Key Largo (MM 107-98)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef SP (MM 102) Didn’t get to it this trip, enjoyed snorkeling (paid for boat to reef) on another visit.  Great place for trips to reef for snorkeling.  We also enjoyed watching the fish off the dock.

African Queen boat (from Spencer Tracy/Kathrine Hepburn movie) (MM 100)– didn’t see.

Tavernier Key (MM 92 or so) Probably named for the drinking establishments so popular with the “wreckers” of the 19th century.

Islamorada Key  (MM 91-85) (I lah mor AH duh) (purple isles)

Camping: Fiesta Key RV (MM 70) (Available through Thousand Trails/ELS) – very nice, although expensive unless you have a Ready Camp Go card. All sorts of pelicans love it here, at their marina. A giant egret likes it here too. Nice sites, many with water views. Lots of cabins on the water too.

Fiesta Key 1 Fiesta Key 1a Fiesta Key 2 Fiesta Key 3 Fiesta Key 4 Fiesta Key 5 Fiesta Key 6 Fiesta Key 7


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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