Friday, February 19, 2010

The Secret Spot

There's a Secret Spot in the Florida Keys.

To get there, first you have to cross the Seven Mile Bridge.

If you're smart, you'll listen to the Flower Duet from Lakmé while crossing; that's what we've been doing for years and years and years, and it works for us.

Taking photos of the old Seven Mile Bridge is really fun too.

Who says Mistah is the only photographer in this family?

Once you get to the Lower Keys, take a right, then a left, then go down this lane.

And you'll arrive at a really cool, really unique campground.

Wicked cool.

The Key Deer are everywhere, but that is not what makes the secret campground so cool. Because although Key Deer are cute, they're ubiquitous.


No, to discover what makes The Secret Spot so cool, enter through the gate . . .

. . . and arrive in the Enchanted Garden.

It is Enchanted . . .

. . . it really is.

It's one of those places where you feel calm and happy and peaceful.

The Secret Spot makes you want to pour yourself a glass of wine and amble around, checking out at all the flora.

Even Buddha is there, enjoying the proceedings, in all his glory.

Really, you ought to come down and visit The Secret Spot. The clouds are mesmerizing . . .

. . . the fire always burns warm and bright . . .

And the Keys sunsets? Always perfect.


XUP said...

You know, if I wasn't so fond of you and your amazing blog posts, I'd begin to dislike you a little with your perfectly magical life

Me, You, or Ellie said...


But you need to get out of that coat someday, Ellie! Hopefully you can stay long enough to enjoy your enchanted, happy, peaceful, mesmerizing, perfect secret spot in a tank top.

How long are you staying anyway?? (Or is that privileged information?)


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Beautiful, lovely. I'm so happy that you are having a great time, and what a champ Westy is in her semi-retirement!

Beth, we've been seeing lots of tanning skin and smiling faces in Ellie's recent facebook updates, so I do believe this secret spot was the end of jacket weather.

Happy Friday, everyone!


still COLD in PA said...

I'm with XUP, but I'm not on the Vitamin D tour. I'm on the Tolerance Tour and it's not nearly as impressive :)

Mom C said...

I love this Ellie, and I've been humming the Flower Duet all day. Miss you.. love mom

Pat said...

If I wasn't having a total knee replacement next week, I would hop in the car and be there in about 5 hours! Have fun and pleeeeaaase make it warm up!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Wait, really Pat? Oh dear. Good luck!

Beth, that's not a coat, it's the world's ugliest fleece. I keep putting it at the bottom of the pile, never to wear it again, but then I keep pulling it out again because it's the perfect layer that fits over every other layer, and protects said inner layers from campfire smoke.

But today? All tanktop, baby. The weather is awesome. Finally.


NucMEd is Hot said...

That places makes me calm and happy just looking at it!!!