Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Key West

The 7-mile bridge to Key West.

Beautiful Key West.

Last Wednesday I went to one of the most beautiful places I've seen: Key West! It's only a couple of hours from Miami Beach, and since I never went there while I lived in Miami, I decided it was a *must*.

Once in Key West, I took a ride on a boat seven miles into the ocean and then I did some snorkeling. Sadly, I didn't see many fishes, but it was incredible to see the reef up close.

After swimming, I had lunch at a very relaxed and casual restaurant called "Schooner Wharf", my friend Samantha recommend it and I'm so glad she did! The food was amazing.

The relaxed atmosphere at Schooner Wharf.

Schooner Wharf's Menu.

I had the coconut shrimp and the conch fritters, and to drink, a beer, of course! (Alright, I had a few beers.)

Conch Fritters.

Coconut Shrimp.

Key West is famous for its key lime pie, so after lunch I had a slice, it was delicious!

Key West's Key Lime Pie Shoppe.

After that, I visited Ernest Hemingway's house, and I got the chance to see the famous six-toed cats, some of them descendants of Hemingway's six-toed cat, which was given to him by a ship's captain. I was fascinated by the kittens' paws, they look like they're wearing mittens!

I made a furry friend!
Six-toed cat!

It was my first time in Key West and I fell in love with it. Can't wait to go back!

Images: Monica Aguiñaga for Hola!Design.


Diana Mieczan said...

Its on my wish list! Such a fantastic place and that kitty..aww..so cute! How funny that he has 6 toes:) Hugs and kisses, darling

Kelly said...

6 toed cats are from Hemingway's house! My kitty growing up had 6 toes - in Florida, it generally means they're a descendant from the Hemingway cats.