February 1, 2
Arrived in Key West on Monday at 4:00, the start of our trip was a little rough, so we checked out the marina and then went for supper and relaxed.
We played tourist today in Key West. We took the 90 minute Conch tour train, and travelled around Old town Key West. We saw many old building that had been standing for more than a century. There was a variety of architecture- wooden structures, Bahamian, gingerbread, etc.
This had purple shutters- so it had to be included in today’s post.
We saw the homes of Truman, Hemingway as well as several old churches. We were taken to the southernmost point in continental USA- we couldn’t get off the bus there- so I had to snap this picture as we went by.
We were told that there is no discrimination in the Keys- everyone is part of the human family- and here’s the proclamation stating it.;
Following the tour, we had a little drinking & shopping tour of our own- we had cocktails and listened to musicians in Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Willie T’s bar ( this place was covered in $1 bills) and then in Sloppy Joes bar.
I saw this sign board outside of a french bakery and had to include it….
This evening we went to the sunset celebration that happens nightly in Mallory square¸where there was close to one thousand people watching the sun go down. There were many street performers and I had fresh coconut water, cut open with a machete.
We then went to Red Fish Blue fish for dinner and tried the famous Hogfish, crab cakes and conch fritters — the hogfish can’t compete with MB pickerel.