It was about a 130 miles from our hotel to Key West and there was only one road to get there, US1. The temperature was close to 70 with a bit of a cloud cover. Perfect riding weather! Oh joy, I got to see the sunrise over the Keys, what a treat! Then it was just pretty much slog along at the posted speed limit which sometimes was 55 but mostly 45. So it took a while to get there. No problem, we figured we would arrive in Key West just about lunch time and that's what happened.
Our first agenda item was a photo of the Southernmost Point in the US Marker. We were sooooo bold. I just rode my bike up there and parked illegally while Eric snapped my pic! Shame on us, lol.
Love the architecture! We had previously looked at staying on Key West but you know what? I can spend $400-$500 on a lot of other things than a room for the night. So, we just took pics of some of the fancy pants hotels ;-)
Took this pic of Eric at the Marker location. A statue of Bishop Albert Kee. Until his death in 2003, Bishop Albert Kee welcomed visitors to Key West's Southernmost Point Marker, acting as a smiling ambassador for the island while selling fluted, pink-lined conch shells beside the iconic landmark.
Here is one of the trains that take people around the area. If we ever go back to Key West, we will take one of the tours.
We had lunch at the Ocean Grill on Duval Street. Lunch was Lobster Roll and Fries. Can you say YUMMY!!!! Okay, it looks small. That's because we shared one saving room for Key Lime Pie later ;-)
The air felt good as we picked up speed. So, of course, it was a reverse slog up US1 back to our hotel. Fairly uneventful, we were happy to get to our room and get out of those clothes! Have to tell you, we were on high alert for all the fucktards and their shenanigans. Fucktardians pulling in front of us, cutting us off, no signals, stupid stuff. Yup, high alert! No mimosas or cocktails for us at lunch. ($7.95 never ending Mimosas were hard to pass up!!) However, we had lovely cocktails waiting for us in our room. All is good.
We had a wonderful, fun, giggly, touristy day. I'm so glad we took the time and made the effort to go to Key West. I now have my requisite photo, stickers and magnet. Bonus, we had a delightful lobster roll and even some Key Lime Pie on a stick ;-) It was a great day.
Tomorrow we're going to the Everglades and taking an airboat tour. Should be fun so you should check in tomorrow and see what happened.