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Feb 24, 2015 - Key West - La Concha Hotel

We stayed in Key West at the La Concha, we were very disappointed, the furniture except for the bed was very uncomfortable (very modern), the room has several maintenance issues. However, it did not dampen our enthusiasm nor did it spoil our wonderful time in Key West.

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Feb 24, 2015 - Key West - Mallory Square

We walked around Mallory Square and saw some very nice sculptures and like the last time we were here in 2009, we had a cigar and Mojito at El Mason De Pepe's Cigar bar and restaurant. We enjoyed watching the street performers (two guys balancing themselves on a very tall ladder, jugglers who tossed sharp swords between them will balancing themselves on a board on a roller and while playing a song on a harmonica and a woman who did a hula-hop that was on fire.

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Feb 24, 2015 - Key West - Conch Train Tour

We decided to take the Conch Train tour of Key West, it really gave us a view of town that we would not get just by driving around. Lots of the sights we had already seen; however, there were a lot that we will definitely have to see upon our return to Key West.

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Feb 24, 2015 - Key West - Nancy's Secret Garden

We drove to Key west, one of the attractions we wanted to see was Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden, which is now a rescue facility for parrots. We had an enjoyable time listening to Nancy tell us about her parrots, what is happening to parrots worldwide. we were only going to spend an hour; however, after almost three hours we left with a greater appreciation of the plight of parrots worldwide. Did you know that you can train parrots to poop on que. They mate for life and if you own a single parrot, it can become infatuated with you or your...

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Jan 11, 2015 - Garden Club of Key West / Louis' Backyard Restaurant

As we were driving to Key West, we saw that Fat Albert, the blimp the Border Patrol uses to monitor the ocean off the Florida Keys was on the ground. It is a tethered blimp and we were able to get a picture of it. We also found a house boat near by. We visited the Key West Garden Club site in the Civil War - West Martello Tower - Very historic. We spent about 2 hours just walking around and seeing the vegetation and view. Here is the history of the West Martello Tower 1864 West Martello cistern, lower floor and stairway completed and...

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Jan 10, 2015 - Key West 2015

Hello Everyone, We returned to Key West - one of our favorite tourist destinations because of all the fun things to do there. During this trip we took a boat trip 70 miles off the coast to Fort Jefferson, or Dry Tortugas. Dry Tortugas is an old Civil War fort called 'Dry' because of its lack of fresh water! All around the fort is a moat designed to keep boats, and the crashing waves, off the fort walls! Every day we took a 5 mile scooter ride from Boyds Campground into downtown Key West. On Duval Street where we went up and down the street...

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Jan 6, 2015 - The Truman Little White house

Yesterday we visited what they call the Truman Little White house, and took a tour. This used to be on the Naval base, and was used as a vacation home for the presidents starting with Harry Truman. And It is still used today. Going inside this house and seeing all the old fixtures and furniture was like going back to your grandparents house. Everything was in the late 40's time period. A lot of this Navy property was sold once they removed the submarine base from here, and that was in 1974. So now you have huge cruise ships at the pier...

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Jan 4, 2015 - Humidity and the tropical sun

We are feeling a bit frazzled in this land of heat and high humidity. It has been cooking here since we moved into overflow. Today it is 85 degrees with 86% humidity, and cloudy. We run our AC with the generator for a few hours at night to cool it down enough to sleep but by morning it is warm again. We have usually been getting up to 77 degrees @ 0700. We've been seeing lots of people clearing out of the RV park here at Key West, both yesterday and today. Glad we aren't traveling in Florida this weekend, the roads will be crazy! There is...

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Jan 2, 2015 - Sean, Jamie & Ben

Reggi's Cousin Sean, his wife Jamie and their son Ben were staying 25 miles from us in Key West. We drove down and had a wonderful day and great time with them. The had just bought a Pace Arrow and a Jeep tow car. We drove down to Hog Fish Bar and Grill, we again had a wonderful meal with great conversation. We then drove to Duval Street to get Ben a souvenir (a pin and a T-Shirt). Took some pictures of several historical buidings and we saw an old truck decorated with all sorts of nautical stuff. We even took a picture of the Red Slipper...

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Dec 30, 2014 - Moving day tomarrow

Tomorrow is moving day for us. Our two weeks in hook ups is over and we have to move over to dry camping again. We will miss the beautiful views outside our windows each day but we feel blessed to have had such a nice place to camp for two weeks. Today was Christmas at our house as our mail and Christmas packages finally came from our family and friends! So we have had a fun afternoon of opening our gifts and reading all of our Christmas cards. Thank you all for all of the greetings and goodies! Miss Zoey had to go to the Vet yesterday to...

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Dec 28, 2014 - Key West, FL

We drove to Key West, to see some of the sights. Note that a few of the picture were processed differently, I (Mike) am experimenting with High Dynamic Ranger Photography, hope you enjoy them. We read that Monroe County Sheriff's Department had a Zoo populated with animals found roaming the Keys. Unfortunately, the zoo was not opened as advertised in the local paper. The paper got it wrong. We did find some Iguanas roaming around the Memorial for the Fallen. We asked the Deputy Sheriff were to go to get good fish, he suggested the Hog Fish...

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Dec 27, 2014 - Christmas in Key West

Christmas in Key West was interesting. It was so windy we could hardly hold onto the door when we went in and out. (check out the photos). And in Key West Santa doesn't come in a sleigh he comes by Jet ski. We saw him hurrying by to finish up all his deliveries! There are lots of tourists in town, plus two cruise ships, and it seems that life proceeds like normal even though it is Christmas Day. Kinda weird, it's Jesus's Birthday, a Holy day, and many cannot stop to even acknowledge Him. Stores and restaurants are all open, as there are...

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