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Travel with the Birds | Hot Rides and Cool Treats

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Hot rides! Boy did we have a hot ride!

We’re visiting the Florida Keys this week, Marathon Florida. Yesterday the heat index was 105 and humid! I knew our morning ride would have to be early, but evidently that didn’t matter. I could only describe it as opening up a hot dryer! Whew!

Off we went!


This bike trail is great because it’s separated from the highway. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Florida Keys, Highway 1 is the only road leading from Miami to Key West (tip of the Keys) It’s a 2 lane road most of the way and definitely not bike friendly. The landscaping is so dense in many places you can’t even see the bike path from the highway.

We traveled south toward Key West…

enjoying the scenery including the tiny crabs coming out to greet us along the way.

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Fabulous skies and blue water!

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Marathon Florida is a city located in the center of the Florida Keys. It is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1999. The city of Marathon incorporates 7 of the Keys: Knight, Boot, Crawl, Key Vaca, Fat Deer, Long Point and Grassy Key Islands. With a population of around 8,200 it’s a relatively busy area, especially during the winter months. The cities name originated from the days building the old Florida East Coast Railroad. Men working to complete the railroad worked long hours, many complaining about the work becoming a marathon. The name stuck


A popular destination…

for Sport Fishing, boaters and jet skis galore. Marathon hosts one of the last untouched Tropical hardwood hammocks. Truly a special spot!


Marooned …

The town suffered major damage with Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. The National Guard began delivering much needed supplies every 2 hours to Marathon beginning September 11th. It’s amazing to see the resilience with some areas still needing work.

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Our path led us home…

with some unexpected sights to see. This is a first for me, I guess that will be one hiking path we will pass on!

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Simply in a hurry…

not interested in us, places to go. We were able to snap a quick pic.

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And of course a glimpse the Zebra Longwing Butterfly!

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By the time we arrived home we were hot and thirsty! A quick drink and then of course a cool treat! I had prepared a few healthy icy pops for the trip! I knew they would come in handy.

All you need

  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Coconut Yogurt
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Maple Syrup

The blueberries...

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Blend, blend...

Taste, add syrup as you wish!

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Into the freezer!

Don't have popsicle molds? That's okay, paper cups and toothpicks! They're great!

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Voila, Blueberry and Peach Yogurt Pops! Perfect!

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I'm so glad you stopped by to visit Marathon with us. Have a great weekend!

And as always, blessings to you all




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