Florida Keys 2010 travel blog

Key West street

Key Lime ice cream

Treasure museum

Knitting store

We toured the "Little White House." Excellent!

Harry S Truman's desk where the "Buck Stops Here."

His hat and cane. He did not need the cane - it...

Huge trees lined the streets of Key West.

We were at the sunset celebration in Mallory Square.

Sunset

Dinner was excellent at the Roof Top Cafe.

Lobster appetizer.


We toyed with the idea of going to Key West for an overnight stay, but decided to test it out first with a trip on Thursday (Jan. 21). On the way down we checked out two commercial campgrounds since we may not be able to get into the State Parks without our 3 computers that we used back home 11 months ago. You have to be right on to the nanosecond to get these highly desirable reservations. The KOA was nice, but very crowded and the other (Lazy Lakes) was more spacious but did not have ocean access. We'll look some more and hope to get the state park reservations.

Key West is a real "Honky Tonk." We got in around 3:00 in the afternoon and found a good parking lot. After a snack of an ice cream cone, we walked to the "Little White House" where Harry S Truman spent much time conducting business and relaxing. This was a wonderful tour and reminded us of the FDR museum in Campobello and the Winston Churchill bunker in London. Each evening there is a sunset celebration in Mallory Square. All we saw was a lot of drinking and street performers. We went directly to the Roof Top Cafe where we had a 6:30 reservation but we were an hour early! The meal was delicious and another "doggie bag" came home with us on the 90-minute drive back to Long Key.

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