My name is Mindy and I am stationed at NAS Key West. This is a very expensive place to live so having the extra funds to go other places can be difficult. Every once in a while my family and I decide to do a staycation. My husband will take leave and we will plan various excursions throughout the island.Every once in a while my family and I decide to do a staycation. @MissileChick Click To Tweet
Some of my favorites have to be a great visit to the Dolphin Research Center (DRC) located in Marathon. The DRC is home to dolphins, sea lions and otters that cannot survive in the wild. You get a chance to swim with them and learn how to support wildlife rescue.
#2 Parasailing with Fury Watersports.
A little bit of everything from snorkeling to jet skiing.
#3 Visiting the Ernest Hemingway Home.
Learning about the classic writer and where he lived, Also seeing the 6 toed cats.
#4 enjoying the amazing sunsets every night
#5 Visiting the Sheriffs Dept Animal Farm.
Inmates work in the farm for community service, giving homes to animals seized for unlawful possession.
During certain times there will be some amazing concerts at the Tennessee Williams Fine art center.
#7 Neighbors and S’mores
Having a relaxing time with our neighbors and enjoying s’mores
#8 The beautiful sunrises.
Being able to see the sun rise over the Atlantic ocean and set over the gulf of mexico is awesome
# 9 Fishing.
Day fishing, night fishing, enjoying the best of what our waters have to offer.
#10 The Reef
Going to the reef for a fun event of snorkeling again with the Fury. Seeing the ONLY living coral reef in the united states is amazing!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my staycations. There is so much to do in the Florida Keys. I was born and raised here. I am the daughter of a Coast Guardsman and now the proud wife of a Navy Seabee and mother to 2 beautiful daughters.
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