Saturday, May 7, 2011

Florida Keys

While in Florida visiting my daughter, Poopsie and I decided to take a drive down to The Keys. The drive from Ft. Lauderdale was well worth the 3 hour trip! The Overseas Highway, sometimes called the "Highway That Goes to Sea" is a modern wonder. The highway stretches out across the ocean for miles and takes you from the mainland all the way down to the southernmost island, Key West.

When we finally arrived in Key West we strolled though Old Town. It is such a charming little beachside community. You feel as if you have been whisked away to an island village somewhere in the Caribbean.

Crystal clear water...the perfect temperature!
Key West is the southernmost point of the continental U.S.A. In fact it is only 90 miles to Cuba.
Lovely European-inspired architecture along shady tree-lined streets.
Can I take this gem home with me....?

The Keys were originally discovered by Ponce de Leon in the 16th century.
Of course, this sign caught my eye.
Wild chickens roam the city parks freely.
Of course Key West was the home of some famous writers including Ernest Hemmingway and Tennesse Williams.

Me and my Poopsie by the just doesn't get any better!

Love, Kelly