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ISLAMORADA - The Florida Keys
http://www.fla-keys.com/islamorada/ ^ | 03202010

Posted on 03/20/2010 9:44:26 PM PDT by TheDailyChange

ISLAMORADA - In the Florida Keys?

Let me guess, its a vacation spot? Or is it a place where you and your family may get their heads cut off?

What's your guess?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: florida; islam

1 posted on 03/20/2010 9:44:26 PM PDT by TheDailyChange
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To: TheDailyChange

It’s a great place to go scuba diving! Been there myself more than a few times.


2 posted on 03/20/2010 9:47:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: TheDailyChange

Beautiful, safe, great food, wonderful fishing, scuba, rather lay back if that’s what you want, no rowdies but some great bars.


3 posted on 03/20/2010 9:52:37 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: TheDailyChange
They cut a lot of fishes heads off there, but crime against humans is pretty non-existent.

Its a great place place, get a good hotel though, some of them charge a lot but are nothing special, stick with a national chain.

4 posted on 03/20/2010 9:53:32 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: TheDailyChange

Bonefishing.

Molasses Reef, off Key Largo, not far, for diving.


5 posted on 03/20/2010 9:54:28 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama in complete control of your health care and mine. What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: TheDailyChange

Morada Isle


6 posted on 03/20/2010 9:54:58 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: TheDailyChange

Nice place for snorkeling. All the FRUITS and nuts in Monroe County are segregated to Key West.


7 posted on 03/20/2010 9:57:35 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: TheDailyChange

I think it should be Isla Morada.


8 posted on 03/20/2010 9:59:44 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: TheDailyChange

The Keys are fantastic, and in Islamorada and rest of the upper Keys, the natives tend to be conservative Republicans. McCain-Palin got about 60% of the vote there in November of 2008.


9 posted on 03/20/2010 10:26:15 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: TheDailyChange

I’m missing your question; I know the obvious hook of Islamorada, paradise...what’s your point?


10 posted on 03/20/2010 10:42:55 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: James C. Bennett

>> Isla Morada.

Commonly pronounced “Is-mer-elda” or “I-love-my-radio” by tourists ;o)


11 posted on 03/20/2010 10:58:20 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: jessduntno
Molasses Reef, off Key Largo

But keep an eye out for Johnny Rocko.


12 posted on 03/20/2010 11:18:52 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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To: Atchafalaya
I don't know the OP’s point, either, but...

We went there several years ago for New Years. Had a great time.

But I'll tell ya - I don't think I could live there year-round. There IS such a thing as too much cavier, you know!

CA....

13 posted on 03/20/2010 11:20:20 PM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! Seems I've found that silly grin again!)
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To: Chances Are
Dammit! That's caviar!!!

My apologies over something this important!!!

CA....

14 posted on 03/20/2010 11:24:42 PM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! Seems I've found that silly grin again!)
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To: TheDailyChange

What an odd thing to say? You are weird. What in the world would make you say such a thing? If you desire your head cut off I suggest you try Detroit or Chicago.


15 posted on 03/20/2010 11:27:50 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Go ahead, pass it you bastards, I will NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: mojitojoe

Sorry, it was the ISLAM part of it that through me off.

Thanks to everyone for setting me straight and educating me on this.


16 posted on 03/20/2010 11:35:06 PM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: TheDailyChange

Sorry, it was the ISLAM part of it that through me off.

Thanks to everyone for setting me straight and educating me on this.


LOL Islamorada (isla = island morada = purple -looking at the island from the water the rocks along the beach have a purple tinge)

The only thing likely to lose their heads there are the fish once caught.

It’s a really nice place if you like to fish, snorkel or dive. If you are not into fishing/snorkeling/diving there are nicer beaches on the west coast like Sanibel and Captive Island .


17 posted on 03/21/2010 12:03:13 AM PDT by Lera
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To: Lera

err Captiva


18 posted on 03/21/2010 12:06:16 AM PDT by Lera
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To: Lera

AHHHH,
South Seas Islands Plantation.
Captiva.


19 posted on 03/21/2010 3:52:43 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
"But keep an eye out for Johnny Rocko." BUT...in Key Largo you can see the African Queen!


20 posted on 03/21/2010 9:14:13 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama in complete control of your health care and mine. What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: TheDailyChange

Okay, now I get it.

Islamorada is made up of four separate and inhabitable islands: Plantation Key (southern end), Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key (the original community), and Lower Matecumbe Key. Dissatisfied with the County’s bias toward Key West’s financial interests, the residents of the area voted for self-incorporation in 1997 and officially renamed the area the “Village of Islands.”

Legend has it that “Islamorada” means “Purple Isle,” and that the name was given to the area by Spanish explorers who noticed a purple hue to the coastline. While the area is still affectionately referred to as such by some, the truth is the Islamorada was originally named “Island Home,” after the Pinder Family’s sailboat. They settled here in the 1870s after the area was homesteaded. Even though Islamorada has changed since the days of pineapple plantations and turtle farming, it is still a quaint fishing village in many ways.

Islamorada is also known as the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World” because for of the huge variety of game fish that call the local waters home. With fishing in the backcountry, on the reef and offshore, the most world fishing records have been set in Islamorada. It’s no wonder that the Village supports the largest concentration of charter fishing boats in the entire Florida Keys (ca. 400 offshore captains and 150 backcountry guides) as a result. For more than 100 years, “real” anglers have known about Islamorada. Fishing fanspast and present—include Presidents Bush, Carter, Truman and Hoover, Zane Grey, Ted Williams, and Lou Gehrig.

Islamorada is also a destination point for divers because of the abundance of tropical marine life, the islands’ proximity to the largest living reef in the contiguous US, and the variety of underwater attractions including shipwrecks and artificial reefs. Recently, the Florida Keys was awarded the title of “America’s #1 Dive Destination.”

http://www.hungrypelican.com/doc/Islamorada.html


21 posted on 03/21/2010 11:22:07 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Go ahead, pass it you bastards, I will NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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