Florida Keys Trip - September 2016
Vinny, Russell, and Russell Jr. spent a week in Islamorada, FL
fishing, diving, and riding waverunners.



The Lawson Family:

(Clermont, Florida)





Four generations of Lawson men:


The Keys Adventure:

The ride down to the Keys:



Our ocean-front, marina-front hotel suite:

Days Inn and Suites in Islamorada:
82749 Overseas Highway,Key Islamorada, FL 33036 US

Website: http://daysinnflakeys.com/wp/
WebCam: http://daysinnflakeys.com/wp/webcam/

The view from our suite: (Uncle Russell did GOOD!)












Our hotel in the background




Local wildlife at the hotel:



This male was 4 feet long:




YouTube video of the view from our hotel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spLSsUiAZI8


The boat we rented for the week:
(23' Hydra Sports center console with a 300 HP Yamaha)

It served us well.

A1A WaterSports & Boat Rentals:
82749 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Fl Ph: 305-664-8182
https://www.keyswatersports.com/contact-us-1.html




   










Alligator Reef Lighthouse:

























Link to an underwater snorkeling YouTube video
taken by Vinny on Alligator Lighthouse Reef.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWAzgR2CGBg&feature=em-upload_owner
















Uncle Russell brought the good stuff: Crown Royal Extra Rare




Bay-side snorkeling:












Sportfishing aboard Capt. Skip's Blue Chip Too
http://www.bluechiptoo.com/
We hooked five sailfish and brought three into the boat.
We also caught a bunch of bonitas and yellowtail snapper.







YouTube video of the morning ride out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7PlfOi0sz4






The sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean.




YouTube video of Brad catching bait with the cast net:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzIMm50sR5Y









YouTube video of Russell Sr. catching a sailfish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy7TlFBG39A




YouTube video of a triple sailfish hookup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpmGU-iiLs






Dark spot is a sailfish.










YouTube videos of Russell Jr. catching sailfish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdabWFq98Wo







This is the sandbar. This is where everyone goes to hang out.













These are 4' to 5' tarpon near the dock at Lazy Days.



Snorkeling near Teatable Relief channel, Cheeca Rocks, Davis Reef, and Crocker Reef.



Go to the light Captain Russell
















Being dragged while snorkeling. = FUN






HookaMax diving system
http://www.hookamax.com/






Look at the color of the water.











Friends for 37 years.






Waverunner ocean and mangrove tour:









Vinny has a GoPro video camera mounted to his forehead.


This is Toilet-Seat Creek:
(We hang out in all the classy places.)






















YouTube video of Jet Skiing:
https://youtu.be/TIqZMqMrYIA

Key West:








A visit with Tony:
(Lighthouse Point, Florida)




Tony's 1965 Corvette was featured in Corvette magazine.

(515 cubic inches, 700 Horsepower)

The link to the article is here:

http://www.corvette-mag.com/issues/86/articles/snake-bite-kit#.V9hRXYW27o0

















THE END