|The Beach at Ocean Pointe Suites.|
|The Walkway at Ocean Pointe Suites.|
|The beginning of the drive down to Key West.|
|One of the many traumatising bridges that Mo had to tackle.|
Our base of operations in Key West was The Inn at Key West. This was the most expensive of all our hotels, and the smallest room too. We were well on the outskirts of town – we stupidly walked it, just once. Taxis were used the rest of the time, and the fare wasn’t too high. But other than that it was worth the money.I don’t have any pictures of the pool area, but you should click on the link and have a look at the gallery, the pool was amazing!
Luckily we were right next to an ihop, so we breakfasted there most days, and spent the rest of the morning by the pool. In the early afternoon we would head down into town and wander the streets. Often after stopping at Fat Tuesdays first.
I adore Key West. The style of houses, the general laid back attitude.
And the CHICKENS.
There are chickens everywhere, even in the cemetery, which is well worth a look around.
We did all the touristy things, we rode the Conch Train tour, went to the Butterfly Conservatory. We ate Key Lime Pie and a huge breakfast at Two Friends Patio. There is so much to do and EAT, and that is one of the reasons we are going back next year!
One of the highlights of this trip was what we did for B’s 25th Birthday. On the last night we took a sunset cruise on the boat recommended to us by our friends in Key Largo – The Western Union. For $59 you get taken way out to sea to catch the sunset, unlimited champagne, beer, wine or soft drinks. You get the chance to help with sailing, and as it was B’s birthday, she got to steer whilst the entire boat sang happy birthday! It was a beautiful sunset to boot!
When we were coming back into harbour, we happened to be by the front of the boat when we noticed that dolphins were playing with us in the surf. It was a magical end to an amazing holiday, even if I did get snotted in the face by one of them.
The hangover the next day was the worst I have ever felt. Ever. And I had to get a morning flight up to NYC, in what felt like the worlds smallest plane – I honestly felt like I had to get out and push to get it going.
I’ll include a few pictures from my trip to New York. I have been a few times, partly because one of my best friends lives out there. This time I managed to get to the 9/11 memorial site, which I suggest everyone goes to, even if it’s just to get a sense of the size of what happened. It’s a simple and yet beautiful tribute.
So that was the second part to last weeks Throwback Thursday!
We have already started planning next years trip, and we are once again discovering that Key West is going to eat up so much of our budget. If anyone has any suggestions of where to stay, or where to eat for that matter leave them below in the comments.
Also – hello to all my readers! I have readers! It makes me so happy that people are reading what I am writing, and even occasionally commenting!
Have an amazing weekend!