Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our Mini Vacation in the Keys is about to end…

Sailing Regatta

Today is our last day in the Florida Keys on this “’mini vacation”. We have really enjoyed the house we are staying in near Key West. It has been especially fun to spend time in our mini vacation villa by the sea…

Brown PelicanTomorrow we will leave the Florida Keys and head north to Seminole RV Campground in North Fort Myers. It has been fun living in a “real house” for the last couple of weeks even though it took some getting used to… For example, it took me about three days to stop trying to use the foot peg to flush the toilets here and we both almost got lost in the king sized bed and huge shower stalls. Sharon enjoyed the full sized kitchen and the dishwasher. That being said, it will also be nice to get back to our RV – our home!!!

What we will miss most when we leave will be the the swimming pool, the palm trees, and the blue water… Sharon will also miss the relaxation of the long, hot baths she enjoyed each evening..

Sailing Regatta

Some of our favorite things we did while here in the Keys:Higgs Beach

  • Best Happy Hour outside of Key West – Hogfish Bar and Grill
  • Best Happy Hour in Key West – Boat House Bar
  • Best local food establishment in Key West – Mr. Z’s
  • Best Beach – Higgs Beach
  • Best Happy Hour Menu – Boat House Bar
  • Best Street to Walk – Duval Street, Key West
  • Best Event to Watch/Photograph - Key West Race Week
  • Best Biking – Anywhere in Key West
  • Best People Watching – 100 to 300 block of Duval when cruise ships are in
  • Best Bartender – Patty Wacker at the Hogfish Bar and Grill
  • Most fun event – Key West Seafood Festival

Sailing Regatta

We really enjoyed lounging in and around the heated pool as well as the comforts Green Iguanaof the larger spaces the house offered during our stay. Combined with attending several different local happy hours and engaging in conversations with various people at each of the bars made for some wonderful and memorable experiences… We can’t really thank our friends Jerry and Kathleen enough for allowing us to stay in their beautiful home in Key West…


  1. Patti Wacker????? You've GOT to be kidding!

    We just booked two more weeks in the Keys for March and will check out some of your favorite places. We'll definitely spend more time in Key West.

  2. It seems as though all good things must come to an end. Sure was nice while it lasted, though! Thanks for sharing this great place.

  3. I see Happy Hour on your list quiet a few times. It would be on our list just as many. Another great blog with wonderful photos. ~Wheresweaver

  4. Sounds like you had a great time!. I am sure you will be back!

  5. Thanks for the list of bests. I'll keep it for future reference.
    You sure do have SOME FINE friends!!

  6. Sounds wonderful. We are taking a little vacation to Galveston and Houston, it certainly won't be Key West but it will be a nice change of pace. Glad you had gorgeous weather and a relaxing time.