Walkabout Key West Florida the Conch Republic. A great place to spend some QUALITY TIME… I doubt the place ever sleeps LOL
A WALKABOUT KEYWEST FLORIDA. We will start in Fort Myers Beach and take the Key West Express to our destination.For us this was a four hour trip each way and we all took seasick “pills”. The seas were rough and poor Linda really had a rough time.She swears she will NEVER EVER get on another boat. Anyway as we leave Fort Myers (might as well link to Sunday Bridges).
Arriving at Key West with about 4-5 hours to see the sights.Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. The island is about 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba. More on Wikipedia…ARRIVAL…….
Check out the Duval St.WEBCAM
Since 1933, Sloppy Joe's hospitable staff has welcomed patrons daily. Visiting the internationally known bar, guests are instantly enveloped by the history of Sloppy Joe's and Key West. READ MORE
After an original Sloppy Joe time for more walking though there are other ways to get around.Our next destination will be Ernest Hemingway's home.
More Walking Linda looks better after a good meal)
For a tour of the house/grounds CLICK for a previous post.
Key West Museum of Art & History, formerly known as the Old Post Office and Customs house.
Many of the residents of Key West were immigrants from the Bahamas, known as Conchs (pronounced 'conks'), who arrived in increasing numbers after 1830. Many were descendants of Loyalists who fled to the nearest Crown colony during the American Revolution.(What is a Fresh Water Conch???) You will just have to look it up LOL
Hope you enjoyed the post..Stay COOL…………………….CLICK for famous Florida Sunsets
Note on the Key West Express:: If you have any tendency for seasickness and the seas are rough at all watch out. On the trip back you could not walk about the boat without going from one hand hold to another. Personally I was lucky when I wasn’t helping Linda I was able to sit at a table and watch a couple shows. The crew had ample “Barf Bags” to pass out.