Ever since we first went ten years ago, the Keys has been our place. It’s where we gain experiences, and grow as people.
It’s been my lifelong dream to become certified to scuba dive, but that wasn’t really a possibility when I was younger. In 2014 I made it my goal to get certified the next time we went to the keys, and this year I did exactly that.
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The BEST milkshakes. Stopping at Robert Is Here is a must if you’re ever in the area.
The resident cat. We went for a stroll at night and when we turned around, we saw this. Not creepy at all…
We spent the next few days gaining her trust through treats. We succeeded, we made her love us 🙂
My Lifelong Dream Come True…
When I arrived at Rainbow Reef Dive Center on the morning of my first class, I was greeted by Lexi who was very friendly and even though I was a little nervous for my first diving experience
Later that day we went out for my first open water dive. I remember stepping off the boat and sinking into the water with my eyes open, looking through my mask, and being blown away by the beauty as I floated back up to the surface. The next day I completed my certificat
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Every year when we come to The Keys, we make it a priority to drive down to Key West, but this year our priority was to get me my Scuba Certification. So for our last two days, we set out for Key West, and about halfway through the 2.5 hour drive it stared to downpour. The storms were so bad that there was flooding immediately. We turned around and made it back safely and decided that we would just try again the next day. Well, the next morning we woke up to the sound of waves crashing against the dock and saw flooding in the streets, turns out that it was record rainfall for the Florida Keys. It continued to pour all day, but we decided that we just couldn’t miss out on Key West, so once again we set out for the drive, and once again we had to turn around. We were bummed and hungry and decided to get dinner back in Key Largo, and as soon as we sat down outside the rain stopped and this happened…
We’re okay with missing out on Key West this year. What a perfect ending to our trip.