Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Key West

For the last six years, we have gone to Key West in May. We won't be returning this year, so I thought I might share a few photos from years past. Key West is a fun, crazy place. Our drive there takes us right across the state, through the Everglades, over a stretch of road called Alligator Alley...yes, you can see them basking on the side of the swampy banks. There is a chain link fence, however, so they can't wonder out in traffic. 

Snaking through the Keys takes a full three hours...lots of beautiful water views and funky beach towns along the way. Sections of the old railroad bridge remain. The train ran through the Keys, carrying wealthy folks to winter homes and resorts in Key West.

The Audubon House...the house belonged to a sea captain...James Audubon was a visitor and painted the local birds and fauna in the garden. Beautiful old house...love the key lime green shutters...and the pie isn't bad either.

...local landmark

...gorgeous Key West home...

Roosters roam all over town, as well as six toed cats that descend from cats owned by Ernest Hemingway, who had a home here.

This is sunset by the hotel...

..and this is what greets you in the morning. Cruise ships come in to port during the night and when you wake up...there they are.

 ...none of these belong to me...

...the best grouper sandwich in town served here...

Those two look familiar!

 Mallory Square Sunset

The Southernmost Point of the U.S.A....90 miles to Cuba.

Hope you enjoyed a quick peek at Key West!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Beautiful pics of Key West!! I was there once, and only for a day, as we were staying at a different Key.... It is indeed a fun place to visit!!

    1. Hi Penny,
      Key West is one of those places everyone should try to visit at least once!

  2. One of our favorite places to go!! We used to go every year for the offshore power boat races ~ a good excuse to visit Key west ~ I love the fun and the food and the crazy people there!!

    1. Hi Alice,
      They do indeed have some crazy people there...it's easy to spot the locals!

  3. OH ROBYN...looking at these pictures takes me back to the two times we lived in Florida...thanks so much for bringing back all of those fun memories!! Hearing you talk about the alligators and seeing the beautiful sunsets really make me want to go back for a visit!! By-the-way...loved the "hanging bras" in that one picture...too funny!!! We never did make it down to Key West, but I'm right there with ya on lovin' the key lime pie!!! Enjoy your day, Tina

    1. Hi Tina,
      Real Key Lime pie...dipped in chocolate...on a stick...it's sooo good!

  4. Ahhh, looks so nice! Never been to Key West. Maybe someday.

  5. Hi Margaret,
    Crazy place...lots of fun...and one of the best needlepoint shops in Florida...who knew?

  6. Beautiful homes! I've never been down that far and doubt if I will ever go back but it certainly looks like a place to experience.

  7. Hi, Robyn,
    I really enjoyed looking at all your Key West photo. I have never been there, but I did see an hgtv house hunters episode of there a few days ago. I love that big yellow house, can't imagine how expensive it would be...thanks for sharing.

  8. Robyn ~
    Your pictures are beautiful.
    I just spent one day in Key West a number of years ago (7??? Where does the time go?) What a fun place. We took beginning sailing lessons in one of the Keys, Marathon, I think. I'd love to go back one day!
    Hugs :)

  9. Hi Robyn,
    Now I can say that I have been to Key West thanks to you!!! Wonderful pictures and I can almost taste the Key Lime Pie!!
    Thanks for sharing your visit!!!
    Warm Hugs and Blessings~~

  10. Hi Robyn,
    Love your pictures here...been to all these stops - brings back so many memories.
    It has been way too long since I've been there so thanks for the trip back in time.

  11. You're making me think I'm in dire need of some quality beach, sand, and sun time....Oh, it's been way, way, too long. I used to make it to Florida over spring break, but never to the Keys - and many, many, crow lives ago. Our last vacations were to Scottsdale when my FIL was alive and had a place there - nice, but no beaches.... ;o) Beautiful photos.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin