Where are we today ?
Woke up this morning and still dark as usual, but eventually the sunrise happened, it actually happened and we saw it!!! Sunshine blues skies and a wonderful view from our coach of the Gulf the weather forecaster finally got it right, and looks good for the rest of our stay here.
Now with such a beautiful day we gonna take a day trip to Key West, only 70 miles away so just gotta go. Today seems as good as any, tomorrow Thanksgiving, and then Black friday and a long weekend, hopefully we can beat some of the masses. Today we go for a drive go for drive to explore.
|70 miles today (each way)|
Now lets get going, hop in the car 8:30 and south on US 1 to mile marker 0, 70 miles. And as we knew everything in Key West is expensive but have researched what we would like to do today. After all is been 19 years since we were here and just for s few minutes off the cruise ship, so we wanna see lotsa stuff.
|Welcome to Key West|
|yep even fuel is much more expensive|
We choose to park right downtown in a parking garage, $4.00 an hour but we were where we wanted to be and could pick up the sightseeing tour that we wanted. Cityview Trolley tours, Only $21.00 compared to $28. for others and we could hop on and off at 8 different stops, pick up another 15 minutes later if we wished. Very well narrated is was too.
|this one looked cool but more money|
|this was our trolley|
|this is where we toured today|
|our first driver and excellent narrator, well they all were|
So much to see and listen to it was very entertaining, comfortable and complete. Took lotsa pics here is a few I would like to share with you.
|A Hangout for Earnest Hemingway|
Sloppy Joe's looked like a great place but not the menu we were looking for lunch, it does have an interesting history, one of Earnest Hemingway's famous hangouts here in Key West, you can read about it by clicking here.
Our first hop off point was the Southernmost point in the Continental USA, take the obligatory picture and as luck would have it somebody offered to take one of the two of us together.
So many neat sites and signs to see, here is a couple right below than I particularly like, now the second one I;m not sure about, but could be and interesting restaurant
|nope didn't stop here either|
|Bible class? the building looks pretty scary|
|cute shotgun houses|
|Key West Cemetery|
This was where we wanted to have lunch the Half Shell Raw bar right on the water, with a great view, reasonable and seafood.(no we don't do raw). But had great service and excellent food. Started with Conch fritters, and I had fried MahiMahi (Dolphin) and Suzie had grilled Grouper so good , no supper tonight thats for sure.
|the view from our table|
|pigeons are the cleanup crew|
|outside our window HUGE fish swimming around|
|everything here from tall ships|
|to shops like this|
|Key Lime Pie|
|Everything in the store $5.00 good deals|
|Roosters everywhere on the streets too !|
|only one cruise ship in port today|
|look at the lumber this guys has in his car!! driving down the road|
Now back home about 4 o'clock, time to read for a bit then down to thw water's edge and watch another sunset. Waterfront sites are flooded with only one foot waves over the tiny seawall.
|Another nice sunset|
Not thats it for an awesome Key West adventure. We are this close and just had to go, touristy, and interesting, not too crowded and another place that we have been and actually drove ourselves all the way there.
Glad you could come along, it was fun for us hope it was for you too.
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