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Key West and the Bahamas 2014

by on Feb.26, 2014, under Flying

We were sup­posed to fly to Key West on Thurs­day Feb­ru­ary 13, but the weath­er sucked in Hilton Head and by time it cleared it was too late, so we left on Fri­day. Good deci­sion, since it was a per­fect day to fly Fri­day. We flew along the east coast and turned toward the mid­dle of Flori­da over Orlan­do then straight down over the ever­glades and across the water to Key West. It was about a three and a half hour flight is near per­fect weather.

Key West and Exuma trip

The trip was planned by Den­nis and Jill White Haber, for a small group of COPA pilots to meet for Valen­tines day. Our orga­niz­ers picked the Simon­ton Court as our place to stay which was a very pri­vate, charm­ing B & B only a block from the cen­ter of the Key West action. We checked in to our very nice room, had lunch then did a lit­tle tour­ing of the crazy sites in the very dif­fer­ent place. We had been there before, but there is always some­thing inter­est­ing hap­pen­ing. We joined the group for some wine around the pool, then were off to a big Valen­tines day event held each year in Key West, which was good fun.

COPA Key WestSimonton EntranceValentimes PartyValentines

On Sat­ur­day after a leisure­ly break­fast, the COPA group head­ed in dif­fer­ent direc­tions to explore, with some of us vis­it­ing the Key West live but­ter­fly exhib­it, which turned out to be fas­ci­nat­ing and beau­ti­ful. We of course saw some inter­est­ing sites and believe it or not char­ac­ters along the way.

Butterfly ButterflyTwo ButterflythreeBelieve it or not Interesting characters

That evening after wine by the pool , we set out for the short walk to the Tin Roof Restau­rant, which is on the water fac­ing the sun set. This was a very jol­ly evening with a fan­tas­tic spe­cial COPA menu and a beau­ti­ful view of the sunset.

Smaller tableDinnerThe adult tableHot Tin Roof Menu for COPASunset


The next morn­ing after break­fast we flew to Fort Laud­erdale Exec. KFXE, and then drove to West­on to vis­it our daugh­ter, son-in-law and grand daugh­ter as well as our grand pup­pies. We could­n’t believe how much Autumn the new gold­en retriev­er had grown since Thanks­giv­ing, but she has become a big bun­dle of joy. We had a very nice lunch then din­ner with our fam­i­ly, then it was time to get a good nights sleep, file the flight plan and get ready to fly to the Exu­ma’s in the morning.



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