Our first day of driving from Efland to Kingsland, Ga. was uneventful. We had a decent drive, nice Holiday Inn Express we've stayed at a couple of times before on Florida trips, and a great take-out pizza from Angelo's, our favorite restaurant there. By the time we arrived in Kingsland, it was already in the low 60s and very nice for a walk.
Rabbit, rabbit! It hardly felt like December as we crossed the Florida border and the temperatures kept rising. Unfortunately, the drive today was stressful as I-95 was completely closed southbound near Cocoa, and the detour took us an extra 1.5 hours. On top of that, Miami traffic always provides a plethora of white-knuckle moments. Instead of arriving at the Treetop Cottage in Conch Key at 4pm, as we expected, it was 5:30, and the sun was just setting. We met our lovely hosts, Delisa and Mark, and enjoyed a beautiful sunset over Florida Bay as we unloaded the car and got settled into the cottage.
Treetop cottage is on the left up in the trees!
Cool old pink tandem in front of house where we stayed
This boat doesn't leave the dock too often!
The cottage was simply charming, filled with an ectlectic mix of Florida style furnishings and beautiful antiques, and was immaculate. We snapped a few photos before spreading our multiple bags everywhere.
Delisa and Mark recommended we try The Wreck for a seafood dinner, as we wanted something close, and it didn't disappoint. We had delicious Jamaican jerk fish on an outdoor patio, followed by Milky Way cake and Key lime pie, and felt the stress draining from every pore. We were in da Keys, mon!