|Mallory Square in Key West, Florida|
|Driving along the Oversees Highway|
We made a couple of stops along the way, to look in a few little stores and arrived in Key West around 1:00 p.m. My friend had suggested we reserve a room at the Southernmost Hotel, the pictures had looked really nice and we agreed. The Hotel looked nice when we arrived. I was excited because it was a resort and I am not used to staying at a resort. After, we checked in, they said that we were upgraded to a bigger room. (how exciting!) When we got to our room, it was smaller than the pictures, but still looked nice. The bathroom was huge!
After we unpacked, we walked up Duval Street to find a place to eat. We ended up going to an Irish Pub! Yes, there was an Irish Pub down in Key West and yes I got conch fritters and a rum runner. It was a nice little pub and the staff was quite friendly.
|The Beach at the Southernmost Hotel|
I still want to visit the Dry Tortugas National Park and people we talked to said that it was a fun trip. They also have a Fort to tour and I know that Nadia would not be bored.
Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran - $178.99 From Viator
Explore beautiful tropical beaches on this full-day catamaran trip from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. The Dry Tortugas islands were discovered by Ponce De Leon in 1513; he sighted more than 100 sea turtles swimming in the seas surrounding the seven islands. Fort Jefferson, located on one of the islands, was initially designed to serve as a defense for the United States back in 1812. Today, you can relive the history of these islands and take in their beautiful scenery by voyaging on a luxury catamaran from Key West.
Then we gathered up the girls and took the concierge's advice to take a cab instead of driving down to Malory Square to see the sunset. Taking a cab was great advice. You would have to pay for parking anyways down there and mess with traffic. The cab was cheaper and less stressful.
Malory Square is where you would go to catch the sunset in Key West. You will find all kinds of performers all around the square along with gift shops, food and drink nightly. It can be a little crazy, but what a sunset.
After watching the sunset, the girls wanted to go back to the hotel and go swimming in the pool. We hailed a cab and boy did we have an excellent cab driver. He gave us some history of the area it was just like a paid tour. Nice!!
|One of the Three Pools at the Hotel|
I was going to write about our whole trip in one post, but I do not want this to be too long, so I will break it up into 3 posts. So, stay tuned for Day 2. Thanks for reading our blog!