It has been almost a year since we visited the Florida Keys. We stayed at Bluewater RV resort in Saddlebunch key – about 14 miles to the north of Key West. A truly epic vacation adventure. Six weeks after we left, hurricane Irma hit. We watched the updates from the park on Facebook as the hurricane moved in. Then silence… I would check daily to see if there were any updates on the staff and the park we grew to love. Finally, after what seemed forever, there were words and pictures. My heart sank… The damage to the park and the Florida Keys was devastating. No other way to describe it.
As we started planning our summer trip for ’18, the overwhelming destination vote was Bluewater Key… Checking on the park from time to time during the winter, I was amazed the staff had the facility up and running. What better way to help the Keys recover than go down and spend some dollars. On the trip down, the damage was still evident (especially on Big Pine Key), but we were all amazed at how far the recovery had come.
Pulling in the park our hearts lifted – it was just how we remembered, even better. I have to admit, I worried that going to the same spot it would somehow not live up to the expectation. Thankfully, that was not the case. Once again, we had a great time – different experiences and adventures all their own - connecting with some really good folks during our stay.