Monday, September 21, 2009

Heading to Key West

From Clearwater we drove to Ft. Myers (about 2.5 hrs) and caught the Key West Express to Key West. It took about 4 hours to get there but it was a much nicer trip than driving 8-10 hours to get there! They had plenty of lovely cocktails on board but our ship left harbor at 7:30 AM - even though I was on vacation I just could not bring myself to drink that early in the morning!!

Here is the boat we rode on.

And some shots from the harbor - see the Dolphin?? The Ft. Myers harbor was FULL of dolphins - we saw a lot of them while we were waiting for the ship to leave.

Here are some shots from the boat.

Check out this boat I saw!!

Once we arrived in Key West we saw these!

We didn't really have anything planned for our first night in the Keys so we just did a lot of walking around - it was HOT and HUMID!!!! Holy cow I could never live in that heat all of the time. We finally settled in on doing the Ghost Tour. However, our guide never showed up! So, they gave us our money back and we went wandering the streets looking for something to do. Most of the nightlife there is bars and we just don't drink that much (especially at like $9/drink!!) so we finally settled in on going to a drag show. We haven't been to one of those in a long time and it was a lot of fun! My husband had an especially good time as you can see!!! He looks kind of drunk in the second picture but I swear he isn't - I think we only had one drink each the whole time we were there.

The people there who had never been to a drag show before were pretty obvious and they were pretty funny. I was kind of thinking that if you are an "uptight person" then a drag show is probably not the best place for you to spend your evening. In that last picture you can see a woman off to the left in the picture. She was there with 3 others and they were from Scotland. Those people were having a BLAST and they were hilarious to watch.


Sara said...

I'm having so much fun enjoying your trip vicariously!

Jane said...

Wow, did you guys pick the right week to get out of Georgia! The weather in the Keys looks great, but having been there in September before, I know that it is probably the worst time of year to visit. I swear, I had the breath sucked right out of my lungs every time I stepped out of the hotel! But we always try to see the drag show when we are in Key West - lots of fun! Looks like you are having a great time.

Turtle said...

what fun! yes, lol, he does look loaded in the second pic!