Our next trip landed us in Key Largo. We’ve been there before but decided to return because the Point of View RV Resort has some beautiful views and the town is very bicycle friendly.
We left the car at home and used our bicycles to shop, explore and exercise. This trip was the first time the pups were excited to climb into the doggie trailer and get dragged all around town behind Fred’s bicycle – guess they decided it’s easier to look ridiculous then be left home in the bus.
One side trip we did was take the glass bottom boat ride to Pennecamp State Park reef. It was a nice ride out but the winds were blowing at 25 knots. Once the boat slowed over the reef to take in the beautiful sights and people were looking out the boat bottom the rolling from the winds started to take the toll on them. The crew scampered trying to take care of sick passengers. It became more interesting to watch the passengers rather than the fish !
One of our bicycle rides was to the Caribbean Club Bar.
The Caribbean Club was the final project of the famed automotive and real estate promoter Carl Fisher. Opening in 1938, it served as a poor-man’s fishing retreat. The property originally included the bar, complete with a kitchen, and a small hotel making it the oldest bar in the Upper Keys. After Fisher’s death in July 1939, the Caribbean Club became a gambling establishment.
In 1947, Warner Brothers used the bar as inspiration when writing the screenplay for the Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall film, Key Largo.
It also served as a filming location for exterior shots in the film, a tradition that has carried on most recently serving as a filming location for the Netflix original series Bloodine.
Next up we roll back to Everglades City for their annual Seafood Festival.