Thursday, April 05, 2007

Key West, Florida

We had thought of spending our first anniversary (March 24) in Hawaii, but a temporary job opportunity for Case intervened, and we decided to go later. (We spent the anniversary weekend on California's Mendocino Coast, so all was not lost!) After totaling up the time and expense to go to Hawaii and back, and then immediately head further east for the next leg of our trip, we decided the Florida Keys might be a better choice. We spent a relaxed long weekend ambling about and enjoying the quaint, relaxed ambiance of Key West. Here are a few highlights:

The roosters rule Key West! This rooster stood in the middle of a four-way intersection for several minutes, ignoring the impatient motorists' honks and nudges, and only clearing the scene when a passer-by chased him to the edge of the road.

Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum. I am holding a gold bar, a small part of the $200 million treasure discovered on the bottom of the ocean off the Florida Keys, from a Spanish ship that sank in a hurricane in 1622.

Blue Heaven, a Key West hang out complete with roosters, hens and chicks milling around our feet, waiting for us to drop them some very tasty morsels from our plates.
Hanging out listening to the bar tender telling tales at the bar.
Unfortunately for the chickens, the food was too good to share!!
Relaxing in our room poolside at the Albury Court Hotel.

Plunge pool, right out our door.

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