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Joe in SD
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Have anyone of you gone to Key West on motorcycle? I’m planning a tent camping trip later this year and other than not going in the heat of summer, was wondering if anyone had any info they could share. Joe



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I used to live on an island down in Key Largo out on US1 at mile marker 112.5 and took a bike ride down to Key West, 110 miles south of K/L on a Christmas day about 10 years ago. The weather was absolutely perfect for the ride, 85*, bright sunshine, stopped at a couple of flea markets along the way. There are some rest areas on the sides of the highway, also some gas stations/restaurants too. The only thing that made me feel a little uncomfortable was riding over the 7 mile bridge, 2 travel lanes in each direction,(north and south) with nothing but water underneath lol. It took me about 4 miles to get used to it, but it was a great ride. Once down in K/W the town was jammed, more so at night while I was riding around. Not sure what its like down there now since the last hurricane almost wiped it off the map.

Hope you have a great ride.

Stuart.

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roadwanderer2 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:45 pm
I used to live on an island down in Key Largo out on US1 at mile marker 112.5

Stuart.

so what caused you to drift out west to Tucson ?
~John

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Got into a relationship, moved up to tennessee for a few years, got out of the relationship, nothing/no one to keep me in tennessee, had a couple of online friends that needed help out here, so I decided to sell my house and move out here to help them, now im a "live-in" caregiver to 2 elderly seniors. One just turned 70 years old and the other one just turned 80 years old. I trade my living arrangements to give them care, IE: house cleaning, food shopping, take them to dr appointments, do their banking, cook their meals etc etc. The only thing I pay for are my own personal bills. I live here rent free in lew of taking care of them. I have my own private bedroom/bathroom and use of the rest of the house. I'm "on call" from 7am to 6pm. After 6pm its "my time" to do whatever I want.

Stuart.

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roadwanderer2 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Got into a relationship, moved up to tennessee for a few years, got out of the relationship, nothing/no one to keep me in tennessee, had a couple of online friends that needed help out here, so I decided to sell my house and move out here to help them, now im a "live-in" caregiver to 2 elderly seniors. One just turned 70 years old and the other one just turned 80 years old. I trade my living arrangements to give them care, IE: house cleaning, food shopping, take them to dr appointments, do their banking, cook their meals etc etc. The only thing I pay for are my own personal bills. I live here rent free in lew of taking care of them. I have my own private bedroom/bathroom and use of the rest of the house. I'm "on call" from 7am to 6pm. After 6pm its "my time" to do whatever I want.

Stuart.
Kudos to you, that takes a special type of person.
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Thank you AZgl. At times it can be difficult, but it does have its rewards.

Stuart.



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