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    Made it into Florida today. I was so excited to see palm trees....

    Jpn,Honda,Passenger,AP2,2dr convertible/6sp-manual,BaseModel,2007,Suzuka Plant,USA#699 - Laguna Blue Pearl

    S2KDays Attended: Keystone SD 2011 | Golden CO 2012 | Hood River OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls KY 2015 | Durango CO 2016

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    Actually, it doesn't take much to get me excited in terms of landscape.... these trees were pretty cool, and so was the tiny critter in the upper left!

    Jpn,Honda,Passenger,AP2,2dr convertible/6sp-manual,BaseModel,2007,Suzuka Plant,USA#699 - Laguna Blue Pearl

    S2KDays Attended: Keystone SD 2011 | Golden CO 2012 | Hood River OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls KY 2015 | Durango CO 2016

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    • #3
      And I crossed Tampa Bay using the Sunshine Skyway Bridge...

      Jpn,Honda,Passenger,AP2,2dr convertible/6sp-manual,BaseModel,2007,Suzuka Plant,USA#699 - Laguna Blue Pearl

      S2KDays Attended: Keystone SD 2011 | Golden CO 2012 | Hood River OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls KY 2015 | Durango CO 2016

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      • #4
        In Naples Florida tonight. Wow, the thunderstorms are pretty amazing. Torrential rain, electric light-show, and passes away in about 10 mins. Gives new meaning to "if you don't like the weather, then wait a minute!". For a couple of the thunderstorms, I had to stop because I couldn't see a thing! Tomorrow is the leg to Key West.
        Jpn,Honda,Passenger,AP2,2dr convertible/6sp-manual,BaseModel,2007,Suzuka Plant,USA#699 - Laguna Blue Pearl

        S2KDays Attended: Keystone SD 2011 | Golden CO 2012 | Hood River OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls KY 2015 | Durango CO 2016

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        • #5
          awesome, I'd love to take my s2000 through the keys, it's a great drive I've done many times without my S2000 though. If you have a chance I'd suggest a jet-ski tour around Key West, and/or a catamaran day trip to Fort Jefferson (70 miles off Key West). Two of the best experiences I've had in the Keys.

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          • #6
            Outstanding. Wish I could of followed you. Take time to have a dipped cone
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            • #7
              WOW! Sweeeeeeeet! Enjoy - and I'm glad I'm not there to see that lightning.
              This Too Shall Pass

              If it has tires or testicles, it is going to give you trouble.

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              • #8
                Looks like a great trip! Keep us up to date and continue to post photos!
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                • #9
                  I'm following, too. You might be interested to know that the past day or so, BC and Alta have been getting lightning storms, too. And the scenery isn't nearly as nice.

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                  • #10
                    Epic trip!

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                    • #11
                      Looks good MO. Be safe and keep the pics coming. you ALSO are living the Dream
                      Rick

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                      • #12
                        I guess you have not noticed yet Mo, but I am driving 2 cars behind you ... in my dream . I am sooo jealous. I hope you fellows can join us in September on our trip to LA. Take care and enjoy.
                        S2000: 2001 modified and 2006 stock
                        Vespa P200: 1980

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                        • #13
                          Great pictures.
                          S2K Days Attendee: Asheville, NC 2001 | Austin, TX 2003 | Breckenridge, CO 2004 | Las Vegas, NV 2005 | San Antonio, TX 2006 | Belterra, IN 2007 | Lake George, NY 2008 | San Francisco, CA 2009 | Asheville, NC 2010 | Keystone, SD 2011 | Golden, CO 2012 | Atlanta, GA 2013 | Hood River, OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls, KY 2015 | Durango, CO 2016

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by my Happy Place View Post
                            I guess you have not noticed yet Mo, but I am driving 2 cars behind you ... in my dream . I am sooo jealous. I hope you fellows can join us in September on our trip to LA. Take care and enjoy.
                            I asked Mo about this but he didn't give me a date, so I haven't done anything about it. I'd like to spend a week there at that time but the longer I leave it the fewer cheap seats to choose from on the plane.

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                            • #15
                              I think I've blown my vacation budget, Dave, so I don't think I will make it. Perhaps if Peter can give me a rough idea of how long he is taking to get down there, I may be able swing some finances.
                              Jpn,Honda,Passenger,AP2,2dr convertible/6sp-manual,BaseModel,2007,Suzuka Plant,USA#699 - Laguna Blue Pearl

                              S2KDays Attended: Keystone SD 2011 | Golden CO 2012 | Hood River OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls KY 2015 | Durango CO 2016

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                              • #16
                                The last leg to Key West.... as you can see from this photo, I bought some land. A river runs through it. The realtor told me I will see much wildlife on this property, and perhaps even some alligators. He said I would be lucky to have lots of 'gators, for each one fetches about $1000. This way, I can partially finance the property. What do you think of my purchase? Perhaps I can build a homestead on the left, on top of that grassy knoll.

                                Jpn,Honda,Passenger,AP2,2dr convertible/6sp-manual,BaseModel,2007,Suzuka Plant,USA#699 - Laguna Blue Pearl

                                S2KDays Attended: Keystone SD 2011 | Golden CO 2012 | Hood River OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls KY 2015 | Durango CO 2016

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                                • #17
                                  Yay, I made it to Key West. Cross off one from my bucket list! This photo is of the southern-most point in the USA. There is actually a signpost that you can photograph, but there was a lineup of a hundred long. Its just to the left of this photo.... OMG, low 90s with 80%+ humidity. Its hard to park in Key West, so I walked. Bad move, as I almost fainted from dehydration in the space of 20 mins. I managed to get a few photo's but decided I would have to come back to Key West..... in winter!!!

                                  Jpn,Honda,Passenger,AP2,2dr convertible/6sp-manual,BaseModel,2007,Suzuka Plant,USA#699 - Laguna Blue Pearl

                                  S2KDays Attended: Keystone SD 2011 | Golden CO 2012 | Hood River OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls KY 2015 | Durango CO 2016

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                                  • #18
                                    Final shot in Key West, just before I had to go back and cool off... I was gonna walk to a place where I could get a sunset shot, but heat exhaustion got the better of me.
                                    Some of the beaches had a lot of debris, but the colour of the water took away my breath!! Heading back tomorrow, and I'll post pictures as I see interesting things on the way back home.

                                    Jpn,Honda,Passenger,AP2,2dr convertible/6sp-manual,BaseModel,2007,Suzuka Plant,USA#699 - Laguna Blue Pearl

                                    S2KDays Attended: Keystone SD 2011 | Golden CO 2012 | Hood River OR 2014 | Cumberland Falls KY 2015 | Durango CO 2016

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                                    • #19
                                      No problem. At this point, the "only one seat at this price" is long gone, so if I do go it'll be a last second decision based on a cheap seat coming up.

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                                      • #20
                                        Nice shots MO, yeah lots of humidity in that region, and very little breeze. The ocean colours are amazing, and the water temps are like bathwater, pretty much how I like it. The smell of seagrass (as it decays) is pretty much everywhere in the keys. Florida Keys beaches are not manicured in any sense of the term, what you see is what you get and what you smell (sometimes). Still a great place to visit. After visiting the keys we often return to Daytona Beach, Fla, much lower humidity and a constant on-shore breeze with little to no bugs, it's vastly different from South Florida and Central Florida in that conditions are much more comfortable.

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