Thursday, December 17, 2009

Vacation: Key West

Our first of two stops on the cruise last month was Key West, Florida, and I have to be honest - I had set my expectations extremely low.
I had no idea I would find a Charleston-esque tropical beach town. The architecture was so charming, from the open porches to the shutters to the picket fences and occasional bright colors.




I didn't expect to find so much history there either. Renting bicycles was the perfect way to explore! I loved every minute of it!




We rode around town for what must have been miles and of course made a stop at the beach. We were greeted by massive amounts of seagulls and a load of seaweed that had washed up after a storm.


Of course I did plenty of eating in the several hours we were docked, trying conch fritters and some strange fruit/vegetable from Cuba. Not even the woman behind the counter knew what it was.


Unfortunately no key lime pie for us, as the place I'd chosen to stop was closed . . but we did grab some gigantic cookies and ice cream on our walk back to port.


The one and only disappointment of the day was just barely missing an opportunity to meet a long-time blog friend, Girl from Florida. Just one more reason to return to Key West. :)


Anonymous said...

I am SO sad I missed you! :( I'm so happy you appreciated the little beauties in town (especially conch fritters, mmm!). The fruit looks like a mamay fruit- they are GREAT in smoothies (the texture throws some people off, but I like them). xoxo!

pinksundrops said...

Oh my gosh, beautiful!! I love your love of architecture. I find the different styles of houses in different areas fascinating, too. One of my favorite things to do is check out open houses of houses there's no possible way I could afford right now ; ) .

Liz said...

Oh, I was wondering if you got to meet GFF. I think there are tons of us that would LOVE to meet her!