I seriously DO NOT know how to begin this post. This August, the good folks over at ION Television Media Networks decided to have me on board on their trip to the Florida Keys. I can honestly say that the pictures won’t do this place Justice! All I can say is “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat”! What a great experience.
I landed in beautiful Miami where the weather was nice and hot, unlike NY where the weather was miserable and sad! I boarded the plane at JFK and the weather was seriously negative Oh No. Anyway, The trip down to the keys was about a good 2 and half hour drive , thanks to some good music , some GREAT weather, and some AWESOME scenery, I got to Little Torch Key quite alright. After being in the car and running on zero hours of sleep, (what else is new with me right?) I finally pulled up to the shore station and was greeted by the best staff ever. The first thing I was asked when getting off the boat was “would you like to try our famous cocktail?”…..before she finished her question I immediately threw out a YES! LOL. YES PLEASE. The shuttle ride over to the island was a good 10 minutes and I already knew that this place was going to be insane. I got off the boat dancing LOL- there isn’t a punch line to that I literally got off the boat dancing. ION really blessed me with a great setup- THEY GAVE ME MY OWN BUNGALOW WITH MY NAME ON IT! (more dancing followed when I saw this). The staff, service and food on the Island Is PHENOMENAL. The first night was more of a guest arrival dinner so everybody could relax and settle down. Dinner was great, the music was an acoustic session which was done perfectly. Everybody slowly went to bed except for me, I stayed out for about 3 hours at the end of the island just checking out the stars and laid out with more music. I saw two shooting stars!
The Next morning we went snorkeling. Here is a known fact: the Florida Reef It is the third largest coral barrier reef system in the world. The Reef lies a few miles seaward of the Florida Keys and is about 4 miles (6 to 7 km) wide and extends (along the 20 meter depth contour) 270 km. The moment of the day came from when somebody yelled “OKAY THERE IS A SHARK IN THE WATER”–I just stood there and kept filming SMH, Shame on me. The day wrapped out with more great music by the fire, s’more, and a station where you could build your own tacos!..CLUTCH. I cannot forget to mention that we were accompanied by our two Deer Friends “Oscar”, and his girlfriend LOL. I tried not to get so close to the deer, The Deer out here in NY can end up a whole different way!
The Final day we trooped it out for some deep sea fishing, unfortunately we weren’t able to catch anything but being on the water was such a great time. Heading back to the island we were going to end the last night with an all white attire. It was really a great way to end a fantastic trip. I really met some GREAT people who were very welcoming and nice. Again, a big thank you to the wonderful staff on the Island, TERRIFIC JOB. Thank you to everybody at ION television. Thanks Patriciaaaaaaaaaaa. Hey next year can we head to Paris?! LOL. Wishful thinking never hurts anybody right? Enjoy the pictures! My brain is still on that island along with my sperry’s, my straw hat, and my crew from ION! BOOM! I also did a short trailer that is currently on Vimeo. Go watch that if you haven’t already THEN come back to see this pictures! C’mon you gotta do it right!