Florida City

Family Beach Scene, 1935, Walton Blodgett

Like the sun did last month, during winter solstice, we turned north again, but not without some leisurely lingering in Key West. First up was breakfast at Pepe’s, an establishment since 1909. Then we hit the old custom-house, the local history and art museum. It is there that I saw the above watercolor. A WPA art work, it humorously captures some of the issues with family road life. 

After leaving Key West, we stopped at Bahia Honda State Park. Like many of the south Florida state parks, this one was open, but with reduced facilities, due to storm damage from Hurricane Irma. We made it to Florida City, which is just south of Homestead and is west of Miami. We had been fretting the threatened government shutdown, because in the past, these shutdowns close all of the national parks, but for this one that will not happen. Bring on the gators!

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