Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Day 1 at Sea - Key West

We slept with the doors open so we could hear the ocean and feel the breezes.  And of course, peek out at all the stars in the sky.  As we docked in Key West the sun came up to greet us.  What a beautiful morning!!!
WSM Noah and I were among the first people off the ship.  We took the shuttle into downtown Key West.  We walked on Duval Street and approximately 12 blocks to Pirate Scooter Rentals where Dave hooked us up with  a 6 person electric cart. What a blast!!!    We took her for a spin and drove to Smathers Beach to soak up some sun. 

At 9:15 a.m., we returned to Mallory Square to pick up the Elders and the Great Aunties as they were disembarking from their shuttle.  We got everyone seated and seatbelted and away we went.

WSM Noah lived in Key West for seven years in his previous lifetime.  He drove and showed us points of interest like the Truman Annex, Hemingway's House and back to the Southernmost Point (sign that says that Cuba is 90 miles away).

We stopped to get some genuine Key Lime Pie - one huge serving and seven forks so we could all sample some sweetness before lunch.   The electric cart ride was breezy and comfy.  And then we stopped for bathroom breaks.  And then we went to find some conch.  We found a nice spot on the water called Dante's where we filled up on conch fritters and chowder.  Yum, yum, yum.

And then we cruised down Duval Street and dropped the Elders at the shuttle to go back to the cruise for a nap.  WSM Noah and I took our cart for another little spin and a walk through Key West' cemetery.  I met an awesome tree and we communed.  She allowed me to take a picture in her arms.

We then dropped off our cart and did some shopping before picking up the shuttle back to the boat.  At 2:00 p.m. the Century set sail again.  We napped and walked around the ship and set up massages for the next evening.  We turned on the 24 hour Cirque de Soleil channel and enjoyed one of the shows we had seen in person, La Nouba.  So nice to see it from so many angles after seeing it live.

And as the sun was descending, we got dressed all fancy for Formal Night in the main dining room.

For more pics of our adventure in Key west, check out Key West &  Cool Sights

1 comment:

brenda bliss said...

I want to go to Key West!!! You are a great travel photographer! Taking pics of all the things I love!
Thank you Goddess.
brenda bliss