We stopped for lunch at Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill - ex football coach Jimmy Johnson. I had my first cocktail of the weekend.
A really good margarita!!!
I ordered fish taco's & mango slaw.
It was really, really good!
We ate on the patio & had a great view.
Several people told us the drive from Ft Lauderdale to Key West was really pretty. Maybe our expectations were too high because we weren't impressed. It was 35 mph driving on 2 lane roads through cities with some glimpses of water for over 3 hours. Live & learn. Next time we fly directly into Key West.
We checked into our hotel, the Crowne Plaza La Concha Key West . It was a nice hotel on Duval St. in the heart of the city. We had a nice balcony too. My only complaint is the room was really small. It wasn't a huge deal because we weren't in the room much but there was no unpacking & setting up your stuff.
We had a sunset cruise booked for the first night. There was a live band, drinks & hors d'ouevres. While we were waiting to board is when I spotted the first chickens of the trip.
They were everywhere. Not the least bit scared of people & as you walked by it wasn't unusual to be cock a doodled dood at. So weird.
This was the first & only sunset of the trip.
We didn't have the best weather but it didn't stop us from having fun. After the sunset it started raining so the band had to stop playing.
I was not great at taking pictures this trip. After the cruise we had a late dinner at Johnny Rockets and watched the Saints game.
There was a Starbuck's basically attached to our hotel. I thought that was going to be dangerous but we actually only made one stop! We had breakfast Friday morning.
We took a trolley tour Friday. I really liked it because basically you could use it like a taxi & get on & off but only pay one price & it was good for 2 days. Plus, you got some history while you rode around town.
It rained off and on Friday which is why I dressed the way I did. Not to mention it was hot & humid. Just like home!
We walked around by the water.
This was at the end of a pier that was further out than the Southernmost point.
We went to the Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. It was voted the #1 attraction in Key West by all sorts of people so we went.
There were some ugly frogs.
I've never thought about butterflies actually eating. I would've never guessed they like bananas & oranges. Kinda weird.
It was a pretty cool place but it was so HUMID! Thank goodness the place wasn't very big because I honestly thought I was going to die!
More pics to come!