Day2 – Naples – Eveglades – Key Largo (160 Miles)

After a self catering breakfast of Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies we headed off to the Everglades on US 41 which is about 30 miles south east of Naples. We re visited ‘Everglades Private Airboat Tours’ which my wife and the kids had used some years ago. Its located on US 41 approximately 5 miles west of the junction with state highway 29.

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This was an excellent trip costing $150 for the 3 adults and 2 children. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we all enjoyed the trip which lasted around 40 minutes.

On leaving the airboats we headed to Everglade city on State Highway 29, the plan was to take a boat ride to see the dolphins. However when we got there it seemed to be all closed, (it was around lunchtime) So we headed back to US 41 and continued the journey to Key Largo taking State Highway 997 south just before Miami and US 1 at Homestead. We stopped at the Ramada Hotel in Key Largo at Mile Marker 100. The hotel room was fine for a one night stay and, with the rollout bed we stayed in one room.

Key Largo was not what we expected, we all expected something a little more impressive. When it comes to eating we have 2 children who would quiet happily eat at Mc Donalds for every meal and a Grandma for is allergic to most spices, mayonnaise and sauces. We were hoping to find a main stream grill bar / restaurant such as Outback, Shoneys or similar. We travelled down to mile marker 80 and back again. There were lots of privately run restaurants which my wife and I would have eaten in but kids and grandmas were not keen. So we ended up in Burger King back near the hotel.

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