Florida Adventures - Miami and Key West road trip
This year I was heading for an "Angelbrackets" conference in Orlando. Since we've never been there we took a few extra days to explore a little bit of the Florida state and this is what happened.
Waiting for our plane in London. Preparing camera for the busy week.
Flying to Orlando. We were lucky enough to sit in an emergency exit row. After all it does matter when it comes to the 9 hours flight.
I would always suggest you to spend your time wisely and have something to read or study on a plane.
Welcome to Orlando.
Florida deserves special cars so we went for the two convertibles. American style.
Our first destination was Miami which was 400km away. Lets go!
Stopped to switch cars for comparison.
And about 4 hours later here we are - in Miami!
It all seemed really exciting but we were so exhausted so we headed straight for the hotel.
Some last shots in Miami at night. Lets see the difference in the morning.
We woke up in the morning with a beautiful sunrise. Our hotel from the outside.
The car is already waiting for us outside.
First lets go explore Miami beach.
It's early in the morning and people are already exercising. Who said Americans are fat?
Stunning Miami beach Baywatch style.
Beautiful sunrise in Miami - something everyone should experience.
And here is the most popular lifeguard station in Miami. The only one in American colours. The one where popular Murad Osman took his photo of the Follow Me project.
Landscape of Miami beach.
Interesting parking machines with solar batteries.
The Miami beach is exactly how you would imagine it would be.
So old Cuba style cars. Not a big surprise since Cuba is right across the sea here.
Some original signs.
So we packed our stuff..
..took our cars and headed straight for the Miami downtown.
Lets go explore Miami.
Made a stop to take our roof down.
And off we go, next stop - Key West.
Having a convertible sure has its advantages.
Driving through Miami.
I remember this view and island still from the GTA Vice city game. Awesome.
Driving through Miami!
We just love our cars!
And once again - stuck in traffic.
Good thing we can enjoy some sun.
We're in America! Hell yeah!
Get used - you're gonna see these cars a lot :)
Typical American roads!
Pit stop in Subway!
Finally getting on a highway!
Mustang sure looks better from the outside then from the inside!
A quick selfie :)
Which one do you prefer better? Mustang vs Camaro?
A huge crab - holly molly!
Endless road to Key West through the ocean.
More then 200km into the ocean sea towards Americas lowest point - Key West.
Some small island on our way.
Actually this road was one of the reasons why we are driving there. And it was worth it.
42 bridges connect Key West to the mainland of Florida.
For those of you who doesn't know - Key west is the southernmost point in America, which is located only 140 km away from Cuba.
Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent, at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. The island is about 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.
The island itself is quite small. It is closer to Cuba than it is to Miami.
Back in 1889, Key West was the biggest city in Florida. Now it's tiny comparing to Orlando or Miami.
Let's take another selfie :)
And here it is, the southernmost point of America.
Just 90 miles to Cuba.
Key West - check!
Some of the animals here. How many lizard do you see?
It will take you about 5 minutes to drive through the whole city.
The southernmost house in America.
The highway that ends in Key West, U.S Highway One, is 2,209 miles long and runs from Fort Kent in Maine.
Huge military base with radars. Those who know anything about the cold war and Fidel Castro will understand why they are there.
Jet fighters in the air.
Since we're almost in the Caribbean we decided to open a swimming season early this year. So we found a parking place and headed off.
Key West beach rules.
All of the sand on the beaches of Key West were shipped in on barges from the Caribbean.
Time for a swim.
I feel the Caribbean breeze.
Season is officially opened this year.
The temperature in Key West has never dropped below 5C degrees.
Countries and nations who have been there. Latvia is full. It feels like we're the only ones who haven't been here.
We come from here.
Even though Cuba is only 90 miles away, you still can never see it from Key West.
Really positive and cheerful spirit.
Where else can you see a black Ford Mustang and a Cock.
I guess it's time to head back to Orlando. It's already 4PM and we still have about 800km to go. Good luck to us.
Some stops on our way to Orlando to witness the sunset.
One of the bridges that connects islands.
To be continued. In the next part I will show the amazing Orlando, alligators, one of the best universities in America, Kennedy Space center and much more.comments powered by Disqus