February 14, 2012

Oh, Key West.


In Key West, everything is weather-beaten or rusted or covered in five layers of paint. All is turquoise and coral and sunshine yellow and tan-skinned. There are no high-rises or fast cars. Even the beaches are rough around the edges, not sandy white but piled with rocks. You may accidentally stumble into a clothing optional bar or order up the best cuban sandwich at a roadside stand. You'll sit in the sun and eat it next to a pier where old boats are knotted up beside sun-ravaged bicycles. People make a big deal out of the sunset--thousands gather to watch it slip down in the sky and then cheer when the sea gobbles it up. You would be happy there. We were. 


7 comments:

  1. looks so lovely! glad you had a great trip! xoxo em

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  2. your pics are fantastic. such a pretty trip! :) and of course you look beautiful. glad you had a little time off.

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  3. Oh, this looks like heaven. Now I'm dying for a mojito.

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  4. WOW! What ahhh-mazing photos! I mean, you even captured the cats lil pink tongue. And the shutters, the old VW, the chippy paint. Love it all! Looks like it was a fantastical time!

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  5. we love it down there. have not been since we had Lily. i think it's time we introduce her.
    love all the pics. looks like you had a great time. and.... sorry you got cold weather but you know i was loving it!

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  6. oh man that pie! it looks like a perfect vacation spot.

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  7. You guys would love Grayton, too. Renting bikes and riding everywhere and Red Bar and the canal and cool shops and lots of different beach towns to explore. It's better in the spring and autumn months--Sept. or Oct. and March or April. How about going for your big 30; it's only a nine hour drive! And the little beach houses might rent cheaper then. (If ever I went and stayed in the B and B, I could baby-sit on occasion!)

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