Road Tripping to the Keys in our Red Corvette

In yesterday’s post for the Daily Post challenge, I posted a few photos from our last road trip. Last March, my husband and I bought a 2008 Victory Red Corvette, and since then we have been to quite a few beautiful places. The most recent one was a four-day power drive in January –  to Key West and back.

My husband, a big Nascar fan, made the Darlington Speedway in South Carolina the first stop – to get a photo of it with the  Corvette.

The second stop was in Vero Beach, to spend the night with my mom, who recently bought a condo there.

The next morning, we were headed to The Keys. We stopped to gas up in Miami, and to remove the top of the car, to enjoy the 80 degree temperatures.

We thought we looked pretty sporty cruising down the Overseas Highway with the wind in our hair, y’all!

Of course, we just had to stop at another racetrack for a photo-op with the corvette. This is at the Homestead-Miami track.

The Overseas Highway was completed in 1938 and includes 42 bridges over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. They include the Seven Mile Bridge at Marathon Key which has been referred to as the Eigth Wonder of the World.

While I was getting photos of these amazing sights, my husband used the time wisely – to wipe off a few drops of rain that fell on his precious baby.

Most of the photos I get when we’re traveling are taken right out of the car window.  This one shows the view we had across the street from our hotel in Key West.

The first thing we did after checking into our hotel was to drive down to the southernmost point at the end of the famous Duval Street. The marker, actually built to resemble a buoy, stands at the furthest southern tip of Key West. The monument notes that Cuba is only 80 miles away.

Behind the car in this shot, is the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, at the southern end of Duval Street.

The next morning we drove over to the west coast of Florida, through part of the Everglades to Siesta Key,where we spent an enjoyable evening with my Uncle and Aunt at their unique Florida home.

We love taking road trips in our bright red car, y’all. The trip pictured here was especially memorable, because we were escaping a rare snowstorm on the east coast of North Carolina.

I’m submitting all of these photos  for Ruby Tuesday.

For  Ruby Tuesday , you post one of your own  photos that contains something red. It can be a whole lotta red, or a little bit of red. I like the eclectic collection of pictures of anything red,  so I love to play.

rubyslippers-copy2And I really, really like the cute little red Dorothy shoes in the Ruby Tuesday button (left). Ain’t they just too cute? If you click on them, you can look at lots of other folks’ Ruby Tuesday photos.