Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Key West

When our friend, Bob, was here a couple of weeks ago, we did the tourist stuff. WDW one week and Key West the next. I guess it's time I post some pictures from Key West so here they are.

One of the things you have to do when you go to Key West is hit Mallory Square for the Sunset Celebration. It is definitely the place to be. Our first night there was Super Bowl Sunday. I didn't think we would be able to get in anywhere for dinner but we had no problem getting into the Hog's Breath. After dinner we wandered down Duval Street. The streets were practically empty. Everyone was inside some bar watching the game.Lots of booze was being consumed!! (Of course if you were to look closely, you could see that there is a false bottom in this barrel).The next day we headed back into town hoping to see some of the sights. The first thing we did was take the Conch Train tour. It was so crowded, we had to sit backwards which meant whenever the driver said, "Look on your right" we had to look on our left. (This is not our train by the way.)The Saints fans were all wearing their finery. Didn't see a whole lot of Colts gear! Everyone wants to have their picture taken at the Southernmost Point. No way were we going to spend all that time standing in line. I've been through the Hemingway House before and thought Bob might like it too, but with the lines--again--forget it!Of course we had to have lunch at Margaritaville. There was a wait but it was worth it. It was amazing that the empty streets of last night turned into the packed streets today. We discovered why the streets were mobbed! Two cruise ships in port is like dumping the population of two large cities into a little town. We did manage to find a nice hidden garden where we consumed some of the best Key Lime Pie I've ever had. This kitty was VERY interested in the residents of the pond. By the way, if you visit Key West, do go to the cemetery. I had been there before and found some really unique tombstones. Unfortunately, we go there too late to get a map of the cemetery plus there was a burial going on so we didn't find too many of the interesting tombstones. But it still was interesting. We did return to Mallory Square for another sunset (not so spectacular unfortunately) but decided that we would pack up and head home the next day rather than spend another day fighting the crowds. We had a great time but will check out when the cruise ships will be in port the next time!


Rambling Woods said...

I enjoyed the photos and I could put myself in a big box and ship myself down there right now.....I love the ocean so much... Michelle