Sometimes, we become complacent too easily. We fail to find the beauty and the appreciation for our community and all of nature’s bounty that surrounds you. This is just my acknowledgement of the same, and a moment of trying to reverse that.

And this is true, even when you live where people vacation! Living in The Keys can take your breath away, just driving to a dentist appointment, which for me requires traversing the magnificent 7 mile bridge. We all just need to appreciate more. We live in a beautiful place and most people who visit are realizing a dream of doing so, who visit often because they are so in love with it, or they decided to visit and are shocked at the sheer beauty of this place. Oh, and it is fishing heaven.

This photo was taken on a Sunday evening, at the end of my street, while walking the dog. The moral? I get to see this every day. And for that I am thankful.

I am also thankful for traffic here. I hear people complaining locally when it’s high season and admit that driving US1 does sometimes get annoying. But then I realize that the people in those cars are making lifetime memories, they are buying freshly cooked meals, souvenirs, gas, charters, groceries. Maybe even a house – if they fell deeply in love! SEARCH NOW! And guess what? We really do appreciate you being here, spending your time and money to experience the Florida Keys. We hope that you love it as much as we do.

Don’t just vacay. STAY!

Author: Lisa Baez


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