Friday, April 1, 2011

Key West, Florida

On Monday, March 28, Dean and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary by driving to Key West. The drive from the Everglades National Park was 140 miles and took three hours down and back. We headed down Hwy 1 to the end, going thru all the little towns on the Keys. This is the end of Hwy 1 in Key West.

We took Chica with us. It was a hot humid day so we did not want to leave her in the motorhome with no air. When we arrived in Key West and found a parking place in Mallory Square parking lot we tried to find a place for lunch. With a dog that is pretty tough. But we found a nice place called "The Jungle" and had our anniversary dinner, with Chica at our feet.

Then we walked all the way down Duval Street to the Southernmost marker - about 15 blocks. It was hot, humid and there was a huge cruise boat anchored for the day with about 5000 extra people in town. So very crowded!!! The town is really cute and the buildings are very art deco like this Walgreens.

At the Southernmost point in the continental US Dean took our picture. We had to wait our turn, there were a lot of people lining up for a picture. I am holding Chica and she is really panting. Poor baby!

We walked back on Whitehurst St to our parking lot, passing the Hemingway House and the Truman House. We couldn't take any tours because of Chica and it was too crowded anyway. Next time we come to Key West we will not bring Chica and we will stay the night. I hear the night life is really great.

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