We finally made it to BEAUTIFUL Key West!
We started the second half of our trip very early this morning. Caffeinated beverages were a requirement.
I ordered a Non-Fat Awake Tea Latte with 2 pumps of Pumpkin Spice from Starbucks.
When I ordered my drink the guy kind of looked thrown off. I guess Pumpkin Spice Awake Tea Lattes aren’t very big at that particular Starbucks? He commended me for inventing a great sounding drinking. 🙂
The caffeine kicked in immediately and I spent most of the ride chit chatting Derek’s ear off. 🙂
One of the best parts of the trip was watching the sunrise over the water.
We stopped in Key Largo for a pre-packed breakfast.
I had packed each of us a Chobani yogurt, sample pack of cereal and fruit to share.
Our bowls were actually recycled plastic containers you purchase Publix fruit salads in. Derek had the brilliant idea to mix up his granola and yogurt by putting the lid on the container and shaking it.
Of course I had to copy him.
However, mine didn’t work quite as well with coating.
It was still very yummy.
The rest of our drive looked alot like this.
Water, water all around. 🙂
I got snacky right before we arrived and had 1/2 an Amazing Grass Chocolate Superfood Bar.
Eventually we did make it to Key West!
As we were walking to the Southernmost Point, we walked by a group of teenage boys. One pointed to Maddie and goes “Look! It’s the southernmost Jack Russel!” I found it amusing.
Our little B&B is so cute and I’m happy to say I was able to nail down some free Wi-Fi. 🙂
After a little unpacking we met up with the rest of my family for some lunch.
Unfortunately all hell broke loose and it started to pour. We did what we could and found a great restaurant by the marina that allowed us to sit with a dog outside.
This bar looks like it would be so much fun in clearer weather. The whole restaurant was set up outside and it even had its own pool!
When in Rome….
Mmmm…. Blue Moon. 😉
The table started with 1/2 a dozen raw oysters to share.
I had 2 with cocktail sauce.
I seriously LOVE raw oyster. I think they are honestly better raw then cooked.
For my lunch I ordered the Mahi Mahi Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries on the side.
I was told this fish was caught fresh and the sweet potato are cut by hand. ALl I have to say was this thing was amazing!
Derek ordered the Club Sandwich, which was as tall as his hand.
He raved about his food as well. In fact everyone at the table enjoyed their meal and all said we would be sure to come back next time we were in the Keys.
Luckily the rain did clear up and we were able to explore the marina some.
We headed back to my parent’s hotel and decided to do a little snorkeling. Unfortunately my swim suit was safe and sound back at my room at the B&B. My Mom was kind enough to let me borrow one of her sexy one pieces.
I was sad because also safe and sound back at the room was my brand new underwater camera that would have come in very handy for our snorkeling adventure. Oh well.
We snorkeled for well over an hour and burned some serious energy. I could not believe that it was already 5:30 by the time we were finished! Derek and I had to race back to our B&B to change and make it to the famous Mallory Square for sunset.
This place was packed with fellow Key West visitors clammering for a view of the Key’s version of the perfect sunset.
I have to admit it was pretty breathtaking.
The beautiful sunset signaled dinner time for the Island. My Aunt had spotted a sign earlier for $19.95 Florida Lobster dinners, so we decided to check it out.
Of course as soon as we were seated I changed my mind on the lobster and instead ordered the snow crabs with steamed asparagus.
And a little bit of Sweet Wheat Bread.
It had been a while since I had crab legs. They are a fun once in a blue moon treat that I really enjoyed eating.
The restaraunt we ate at doubles as a karaokee bar at night. My Mom signed each of us up for a little fun.
I had a few bites of this Key Lime Sugar Cookie I had bought earlier today while we were waiting to sing.
I was pretty nervous waiting for my name to be called.
I butchered Taylor Swift’s ‘Our Song’ and I promise to spare you the video Derek recorded of me doing so. It was al in good fun though and I probably would have gone up again and butchered another one in a heart beat.
My Mom is actually a really good singer and nailed ‘Ode to Billy Joe’
Way to go Mom!
We continued on to Hog’s Breath Saloon for after dinner drinks.
Somehow Derek bought a round of Tequila Shots for the table.
But I was good and just had a Sam Adam’s Summer Ale.
We said our good byes after we finished out drinks and Derek and I walked Duval Street back to our B&B.
Along the way we made a detour for the Ice Cream.
I had a delish small Mangrove Honey & Walnut Cone to end my first day in Key West.
Wow, that was a long post and a long day!!! All I want to do is curl up in bed, so I can wake up tomorrow and do it all over again.