Sunday, September 6, 2009

Key West Adventure Day 2

by Meghann on September 6, 2009

Just another day in paradise.

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We had another early start this morning. My parents had rented a boat in Big Torch Key for the morning and we needed to be at the docks at 8:00am.

Breakfast was broken up into two parts.

In the car on the way to the docks I had a Peach Chobani and a Granola Sample.

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Once we reached the docks I had this nice big juicy apple.

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We loaded the boat and were off.

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After such crappy weather yesterday, we really lucked out today with beautiful skies.

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Maddie came along as well. She did great until towards the end when she got a little sea sick and let’s just say she fed the fishies a few times. It was really bumpy and her poor tummy could not handle much of it.

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Gearing up

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I was excited I got to actually test out the new underwater digital camera today!

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This was a thousand times better then those retarded reusable underwater cameras from Wal-Mart. I think I’m in love!

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After a couple hours of exploring I needed to refuel.

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I had 2 or 3 handfuls of these yummy Jalapeno Pretzel Nuggets.

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We headed back to shore around noon and were all starving for lunch. On the way back to Key West we pulled into a cute little restauraunt called the Boondocks.

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I ordered the Greek Salad with Blackened Chicken.

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After two days full of seafood I decided I needed a little break, though their seafood options all sounded fresh and delicious.

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I couldn’t resist having another 1/4 of the Key Lime Sugar Cookie from yesterday when we got back to the B&B.

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While the rest of my family napped at their hotel, Derek and I decided to do a little exploring. We walked up and down Duval Street with Maddie in tow.

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Around 4:00 we were very thirsty and stopped at a smoothie shop for some refreshment.

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I loved how they made the smoothie right in front of me, so I knew exactly what went in it.

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I ordered the Peach Yogurt and watched as the guy put Frozen Peaches, Yogurt and Soy milk in a blender.

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At first I thought it needed some honey or something sweet, but after a few sips I was really enjoying it. Yum!

We found a spot for $1 Drafts, but I was too full from my smoothie to partakes. It was still nice to sit back and relax after all our walking.

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Once my Fam did rise from their nap we headed to the very reccomended Blue Heaven for dinner.

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We had a wait for our table and there was plenty to keep us occupied.

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Once seated Maddie jumped from lap to lap before promptly passing out.

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Blue Heaven’s menu is short and sweet. After debating back and forth I went with the Vegetable Platter.

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When the plate was set in front of me I was very happy with my selection.

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Now I see what all the hype is about, this place rocks! My meal was very flavorful and something I would happily order again. Great recommendation everyone!

For dessert the 7 of us decided to split a Key Lime Pie on a stick just to say we’ve tried it.

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I liked it!

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I think out of the 7 of us I had the majority of the bites. :)

We bid farewell to my parents and aunt and uncle and headed to Willie T’s for some drinks.

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The whole bar was covered in $1 bills.

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Pretty crazy.

Josh and Derek ordered real drinks…

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while I stuck with soda water.

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It was great to catch up with my twin bro. He has the best stories to tell from his current rotation at the trauma center. Let’s just say I’m thankful I am not a medical student.

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There was no chance for Maddie at this point. After such a long day she could barely keep her head up.

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That was our sign to call it a night, it was also right about the time it started raining. Perfect timing.

I can’t believe we have to drive home tomorrow. So not cool. Atleast we still have the morning to goof off.

I hope everyone is having a great labor day weekend!

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