Florida Keys: Day 2

Day 2 in the keys… Love!  On Thursday of last week, Neal and I headed down to Key West for a little day trip.  Key west was about 2 hours away from where we were staying, so we packed out swimsuits and some munchies and hit the road.

The drive down to Key West was absolutely beautiful!  The traffic wasn’t all that bad, but the 1 lane roads were definitely getting to me.  God love slow drivers, I’m dating one, but an hour behind one stinks!

Once in Key West we found parking and then made our way to Duval Street.  Neal is a published author of two books, Hawkeye Greats By The Numbers and What It Means to Be a Hawkeye, and had a phone interview with a columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette a little after we arrived in Key West.  We found this super cute restaurant, found a table, and Neal started his phone interview.  I’m incredibly proud of him and loved reading the article last night.

While Neal was on his interview I ordered us some ROCKIN’ french toast.  It was called “Bananas Foster French Toast” and let me tell you, it was amazing!!

After the interview we started making our way down Duval Street towards the southern most point.  There were lots of cute shops, but even more strip bars and XXX stores…. not all that appealing.  Key West was an interesting town to say the least.  All I’ll say is “been there, done that”. It did have one extremely positive attribute…. KEY LIME PIE!!  (check out tomorrow’s post “Key Lime Pie Throwdown”)

We finally made our way down to the southern most point, being only 90 miles from Cuba.

We also dipped our toes into the ocean (totally left our bathing suits in the car 😦 )

please note that the shoes Neal is holding are what's in focus... we're working on his multitasking skills 🙂

We had a great time in Key West and are really glad we took the drive down there.  Like I said, the key lime pie alone was worth the drive!!

Stay tune for more vacation updates.


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