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. :)