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Reaching Key West through the aftermath of a hurricane

Reaching Key West through the aftermath of a hurricane

— We’ve reached Key West. I wasn’t sure what to expect about the drive through the Keys so soon after the hurricane. Some of what we saw literally made me gasp. Route 1 had mountains of debris on both sides, some so high the backhoes had to drive up them to remove them. And people were still bringing more out to the road. Our hotel apparently had its sign blown away — a temporary one was in place — but otherwise appears in good shape.
Florida bound later this week

Florida bound later this week

— Kathryn and I are bound for Florida later this week. We’ll be spending four nights with Kathryn’s aunt in a beachside condo about halfway between Vero Beach and Fort Pierce. I’m hoping to spend the time relaxing, although it remains to be seen whether that will happen. We’ll be arriving and departing in Orlando and renting a car for the duration of our stay. Kathryn’s elite status on US Airways was apparently of no use to us for an upgrade on the eastbound flight.