Love & Valentines At Bahia Honda – FL Keys, FL
It’s Valentine’s Day today, so it’s time to share some looooooooove!
We’ve got lots of serious stuff going on in the Wheelingit camp, so admittedly we aren’t being quite as romantic as we usually would. We’re still knee deep in all the practical stuff of selling the RV and Moving to Europe, and the details are keeping us occupied pretty much everyday. I’ve got at least 4-5 more “Move To Europe” posts in the works, including how we’re going to handle banking (aalmost figured this out), health insurance (we just figured this one out yesterday!), cell coverage (getting closer) and pets (hopefully we’ve got this one covered by now). Lots of research & learning going on, so it’s a day by day thing. It’s a bear of a process, but we’ll get there eventually!
But back to the love stuff.
In betwixt all this life education we’ve been enjoying an amazing waterfront campsite in one of the most beautiful state parks in Florida, Bahia Honda State Park. Yes, there are a few bugs here (no-seeums are nasty little pests) and yes, Bahia is still recovering from the hurricane (the oceanside part of the park is still completely closed), but we’ve got a HUGE, newly graded site and the water is literally outside our door! So not only do we get to swim everyday from our site, but thanks to our south-facing (bayside) orientation we also get to enjoy sunset right from camp. It’s perhaps one of our nicest sites ever, and we are definitely loving it.
There’s family too! We’ve enjoyed at least a week of this goodness with Paul’s dad and stepmom. We’ve been caravaning off and on with these guys for over 2 years now, and were lucky enough to get two campsites here for this last trip. It’s been a really special way to end our time RVing together in the US, and we’ve truly cherished it. Time with family is always time with love.
We’ve had our fair share of food and beverage love too.
Of course there’s happy hour by the water (always a Wheelingit favorite), but we’ve also eaten tons of good food at local joints like Geiger Key Restaurant (best fish sandwiches!), No Name Pub (an iconic place for pizza and beer) Burdine’s (a super chill place to eat by the water), and Keys Fisheries (great, fresh fish). And to top it all off, we’ve enjoyed a more-than-average quantity of Cuban Coffees from nearby La Niña Restaurant & Cuba Coffee. The stuff is liquid gold, and we always go a tad crazy when we find a good source, but it’s life changing goodness. Not to be missed, I tell you!
And then of course there’s the nature love.
The Keys are a gorgeous place and Bahia Honda is a gem in its own right. From its pristine white sand beaches, to its psychedelic sunsets, and the ever-present warm ocean breeze, all of it is simply soul-enriching stuff. On the days that I stress out too much, this is what soothes me and brings back my heart back into a regular beat. It’s a really special place.
And finally there’s the ultimate love of all.
I’m fortunate enough to travel with my soul-mate of 21 years and our 3 beloved paws, each of which hold a permanent piece of my heart. No matter where I am or what I do, they are the core of my family and my love. I’m deeply grateful that I get to share this time with them, and couldn’t imagine this life adventure without them. Love like that is the stuff of novels, and I’m a very, very lucky gal to have it.
So those are the few thoughts that I wanted to share with you today. All my loves, all in one place, all in one post, shared with a touch of nature, a smidgen of color, and a burst of final sunlight. Valentine’s Day is not the only day to cherish all this of course, but it’s a fine remembrance and that’s something worth sharing with others.
So with that said I’ll end on this note. No matter where you are or what you’re going through, I hope your day today holds some love. Whether it be the love of a beautiful place, the joy of a good meal, the warmth of a person, or simply a last burst of sunset light, I hope your hearts overflow, today and for all days forward. Happy Valentines Day everyone!SPONSORED LINK:
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