Thursday, September 24, 2009

Key West - Day 4

On our 4th and final day in Key West we did a little more sightseeing.

We went to the Key West Aquarium and saw sting rays, lobsters, nurse sharks, alligators, sea turtles, a huge array of fish and a giant grouper.

Then we went to the Key West Cemetery. Lemme tell ya - that place is HUGE! I had no idea how big it was until we got there and started looking around. It was so hot though we didn't stay very long. There wasn't much shade there and I was afraid that our sunscreen would be wearing off and then we would be fried.

Then we went to a famous Episcopal church at the corner of Duval and Eaton. This church has their stained glass windows insured for over a million bucks. The windows are really beautiful and we got some great pictures of them.

By this point you are probably thinking that I was slack and forgot to put the pictures into the blog post, right? Well, you are wrong. I would have LOVED to put some pictures in here for you. I downloaded all the pictures, spent about an hour organizing and renaming them and all and then promptly started working on the blogs. In the middle of my doing that I transferred the pictures over to our other computer. However, not all of the pictures made the transition. I THOUGHT I had copied and pasted the pictures but I had actually CUT and pasted the pictures. Of course, I had already deleted them off of the camera. Big mistake and hard lesson learned. On top of that all the names got messed up so none of them are named for what the picture is actually of anymore.

Luckily, I had already done several blog posts so the pictures were at least on the blog and I could get them off and retrieve them (of course not all of them). However, I hadn't gotten to the day 4 post when this happened so the day 4 pictures are gone. It really sucks. We had some cool pictures of a huge lobster and a nice shot of some nurse sharks. So, I was really bummed and pretty ticked off with myself for a while but, what good does that do, right? Lesson learned. At least we didn't lose any the pictures of Wayne and I together - those are the ones that can't be replaced. The whole situation is seriously annoying though.

After all of that we got back on the boat and headed back to Ft. Myers. Here is one of the pictures of the beautiful sunset we had that night on the trip back.


Turtle said...

ouch on the pics! (been there!) Key west is on my list of places to go!

Jane said...

Beautiful sunset. Bummer about the photos, though. I love the Key West Cemetery. Did you see the tomb that says "I Told You I Was Sick"? Or the Bound Woman grave marker. That's Jim's favorite.

judith said...

Oh too bad about the pictures. I've done that before, so now I down load them from the camera to the computer to a stick then to the computer at work. Just discovered yesterday my USVI pics are no longer on the computer at work... but they are still on the stick!

We went to the KW cemetery on a rainy day wearing $1 raincoats riding bikes. Did you go to the Mel Fisher Museum?

romelda said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your pictures. Key West was my family's home for 6 generations. I was married at St, Paul's Episcopal CHurch. I looked forward to the photos. Hopefully you can go again sometime. Thanks for some memories.

~RaenWa~ said...

I would love to go to FL someday I hear Key West is goregous. Losing pictures sucks for sure. I am glad you guys had such a great time.

Calicoknits said...

Key West is my all time favorite place. Did you find Knitwits on Whitehead street?

Karin said...

I am glad it all worked out in the end...whew. Thanks for the wonderful reports!!