Greetings From Key West7/08/2015
Happy Humpday loves! I can't believe we're already half way through the week! Yesterday was so crazy and hectic it felt like the day literally flew by. I'm not complaining there but it's definitely a change to come back to so many e-mails after only being technically gone a day. I did a few fashion posts in Key West but I'm not as happy with the pictures as I could be. I'm still going to share them but after I get some time to edit them first! So instead I'm going to do a bit of a photo dump on you guys and share all the pictures I took with my phone, aren't you guys lucky? ;)
Our long weekend started bright and early Friday morning when we left from my house a little before 6 am. Yup, you read that right, 6 am... before I even leave for work on a daily basis. But when you have a 7-8 hour drive ahead of you an early start is definitely the best. We arrived in Key West ahead of schedule but were lucky enough to be able to check in early and get our stuff put down. I attribute that to our VIP status of staying at the same place every year ;) It's always nice to show up and have the staff know exactly who you are! After putting down our stuff we did what everyone should do when starting vacation... we headed to the beach bar for a cocktail!
That cocktail lead to happy hour which lead to grilling out and then going out for... you guessed it. More cocktails! Hey, when in Rome... er, Key West...
Saturday morning I woke up bright and early (literally, 6:45 am) and got ready to do some blog pictures. Unfortunately the massive humidity clouded up my lens which lead to some hazy pictures... eek. I'll be sharing those with you tomorrow so don't judge. Eventually the lens cleared up but only after I had a minor melt down and was out of time for pictures.
After breakfast we headed over to Hemingway House to get our six toed cat sighting on. It was seriously like Where's Waldo but with cats. And they were everywhere. Once we got our fill of crazy (yet still cute) genetically abnormal cats we headed over to The Rum Barrel for some rooftop bar, rum tasting fun only to get there and have the rooftop bar be closed until 6 pm. Whomp whomp. We ended up sticking around anyway and still doing a rum tasting before exploring the rest of the island.
Saturday night we attempted to go back to The Rum Barrel (this time after 6 pm) only to STILL have the rooftop bar be closed. These people apparently didn't get the memo that was one of the main reasons we went there! After a drink we decided to head out and hit up a tequila bar where I got an amazing cocktail before bar hopping a bit and then heading home.
Sunday we headed out bright and early to rent a boat for the day. We ended up going to a little secluded (at the time) area called Snipes Point which was seriously amazing, with the exception of me almost getting eaten by a shark. No joke. Ok, so that might be a slight exaggeration BUT I did see a shark and it was way too close for comfort. Especially since I was no where near the boat and the shark was swimming right at me and I had no where to go. Luckily it turned and I didn't get any super close encounters but it was close enough for me to pretty much not want to get back in the water. At all. Until I got drunk. Whoops. Once I get drunk all fear is out the door.
After the boat day we headed out to dinner and out for some adult beverages (are you sensing a trend yet? Seriously though, there's not much else to do in Key West besides eat, drink and be out in the sun). I was still plenty drunk from the boat and exhausted from treading water and being out in the sun all day so let's just say my enthusiasm was low. Ok. I'll admit it. I fell asleep. At a bar. In my defense it was a quiet, low lit bar and we were on a SUPER comfy couch. Don't judge. Or do, I don't mind. I feel like most of my comments are going to be about this paragraph....
Monday morning we slept in a bit so even though I had planned on doing some pictures that didn't happen. We did manage to go out and see a few things before grabbing lunch and of course the obligatory slice of key lime pie before hitting the road and making the 8 hour trip home. Sometimes I think we're crazy for driving 16 hours for 48 hours somewhere but every time I get to Key West it just feels worth it. Although I really am debating on going down at a different time next year and flying. I'm getting too old for this driving stuff!