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.

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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!

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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. :)

3 comments:

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!