We crashed early yesterday since we had been up for over 12 hours and then slept late. I made it down to the continental breakfast by the pool and started to make friends with the hotel employees, a good thing to do if in a new place and want to find out about non tourist things in the area.
After breakfast we got in the car and headed to Key West. We hit Duval street about 12 pm and started looking for a parking space. We found a nice parking area right on Mallory Square. There was a cruse ship in port and the crowd was huge.
We walked down Duval Street and headed to the Southern Most Point. The view was spectacular at the end of the street near the Southern Most house. We walked over a block and took our pictures at the Southern Most Point.
We headed back towards Mallory Square and stopped at Hemingways House and the Key West Light House, by the time we got back over to Duval Street the crowd had decreased greatly because the cruis ship had left port. It made things easier to look at and getting around. We stopped at a few shops and then stopped at Jimmy Buffets Original Margaritaville Cafe..the food was ok but not the greatest food we would have this vacation.
After lunch we wandered around town and took in the sights before heading back to Marathon to sit by the pool for a few hours and get some swimming in. A brief swim latter we went to find a place to eat, after a suggestion by the front desk clerk we headed to The Island Fish Company for dinner. Carolyn and I had the grilled Yellow Tail dinner. The food was good and the view of the water was great. We watched the sunset while enjoying a piece of Key Lime Pie and a cup of coffee. After dinner we headed back to the room and crashed out. Tomorrow looks like a day by the pool and relaxing….
Pictures of our day in Key West can be found in the gallery in the Key West Florida May 2008 Vacation gallery.