#FloridaForty Day 16 Marathon to Islamorada


We actually learned how to say the city’s name correctly after saying it incorrectly for months.  We had been saying ‘Is-lam-a-do-ra’ (I don’t know why).  One of the ladies at the Visitor’s Center told us that there are two ways to say it.  The Spanish is ‘Is-la-mor-a-da’ where the “is” is pronounced like the English word “is.”  And the Portuguese version ‘I-la-mor-a-da’ where the “is” is pronounced like it is in “Island” and the “s” is silent.

In 1935, there was a hurricane that came onto land and killed over 300 civilians and servicemembers.  A monument was decided to their sacrifice, and included their cremated remains.

We took a little break from learning to go souvenir shopping.

Back to learning…It seems like the kids are starting to like what we like: National Parks and the history behind them.

Biscayne National Park has some great history.  One name you should check out is Sir Lancelot Jones.  Click Here to learn more.

On our way to our campground, we knew we needed to pick up a few items, but we are absolutely tired of going to Walmart, so thankfully we found an Aldi.


We pulled into our campground right before the rain started.  It stopped long enough for Mackenzie and Gig-Up to get a chance to try their hand at fishing.

God even smiled at us with a beautiful rainbow.