THURSDAY, JULY 4TH
The 60th Key Biscayne Fourth of July Parade starts at 11 am
FRIDAY, JULY 5th 6 pm – midnight.
THE KEY RAT REUNION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BEACH CLUB
Whether you park or walk up from the beach, head to the front entrance to get your name tags. There will be a bucket to drop your $20 donation in. From there you can get a beer from the 2 donated kegs. If you brought your own booze, there will be a table with ice, cups and some mixers. You are also welcome to bring coolers, food or anything else that will make you happy!
The Amaize Food Truck will be parked out front all night and they will accept cash or credit. CHECK OUT THEIR MENU
Inside, Prudence and her mother Joan Gill Blank will be at a table to meet and greet. These are real KB pioneers and we are so lucky to have them with us. She may have some of her books for sale, but if you have one, bring it for her to sign.
The Islander will also be covering this event. They may have a roaming videographer who will be asking for some sweet short stories from your past. I will be taking photos and uploading them to the website every day.
THE KEY BISCAYNE LIONS CLUB WILL BE THERE AND THEY WILL BE SELLING THE 2019 DIRECTORY. SUSAN SENT ME ONE AND I READ IT FROM COVER TO COVER! THE HISTORY STORIES ARE AMAZING AND I BELIEVE THEY ARE TRYING TO COLLECT MORE STORIES FOR NEXT YEAR.
FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2019
BICYCLE TOUR OF THE KEY BISCAYNE HERITAGE TRAIL
This is a great treasure hunt with over 30 bronze plaques, marking the paths of prehistoric Indians, early planters and settlers throughout Key Biscayne. This tour is highly casual. You can jump in and out whenever you want.
CONTACT SUSAN FIRST AT KEYRAT54@GMAIL.COM
YOU WILL BE PUT ON THE OFFICIAL LIST. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR OWN BIKE, RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE.
CONTACT BIKE RENTALS: KEY CYCLING 305-361-0061
REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HOLIDAY WEEKEND SO YOU NEED TO RESERVE A BIKE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
WHAT TO BRING: WATER, MOSQUITO SPRAY, SUNSCREEN AND HAT
MEETING PLACE: THE SILVER SANDS 10:30 AM
SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2019
TWO KAYAK TOURS
CAPE FLORIDA STATE PARK
MEET UP TIME: 9 AM SHARP (PARK OPENS AT 8AM)
AFTER GETTING IN THE PARK, TAKE YOUR FIRST LEFT AND LEFT AGAIN INTO THE LAUNCH AREA.
THE VIRGINIA KEY OUTDOOR CENTER WILL BE DELIVERING RENTAL KAYAKS ON THE BEACH.
HO’S - HUNGOVER PADDLER GROUP
$60 kayak rental
1 1/2-MILE PADDLE ALONG THE OCEAN SHORE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE WHICH REQUIRES ALMOST NO SKILL AND IS THE PERFECT SELECTION FOR THE HUNG OVER OR BEGINNER!! BRING SUNSCREEN, HYDRATION, SUN HAT, BATHING SUIT. YOU CAN BRING LUNCH OR HAVE LUNCH AT THE LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT.
HAMMERED HEAD’S - BURN OFF THE ALCOHOL
GUIDED TOUR TO STILTSVILLE
$75 sea kayak rental
5 MILES ROUND TRIP…. ABOUT 4-5 HOURS, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PADDLE CONTINUOUSLY FOR ONE HOUR
YOU MUST BRING LUNCH, WATER AND MORE WATER, WEAR BATHING SUIT, SUN HAT, INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH SUN SCREEN, AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND SOME KAYAK GLOVES. WE WILL STOP AT ONE OF THE A-FRAME HOUSES TO EAT AND SWIM OFF THE DOCK.
Please contact me first. Then make your kayak reservations.
SUSAN LOVELAND-FACEBOOK MESSAGING IS VERY EASY AND THE PREFERRED METHOD OR YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT KEYRAT54@GMAIL.COM
CALL ESTHER AT THE VIRGINIA KEY OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL CENTER