We just couldn't be halfway to Key West and not take a trip down. My mom has always wanted to go there, so after our wonderful boat ride on Saturday morning, we headed south! It was a beautiful drive with aqua colored water on both sides of us. EZ was totally fascinated by the many former railroad bridges alongside US1, and had read quite a lot about their history before we saw them firsthand.
No trip to Key West is complete without pictures at the Southernmost Point of the USA:
There are lots of different ways to get around in Key West. You can walk, use a scooter, rent one of these nifty golf carts, or you can enjoy a trolley tour!
Of course no trip to Key West is complete without at least catching a glimpse of Ernest Hemingway's house and the lighthouse, tasting some Key Lime Pie, and snapping some pictures of famous landmarks.
We were beginning to feel hunger pangs, so I did a little research on my phone and found out about a place that is known for it's fantastic grouper sandwiches: B.O.'s Fish Wagon. As you can see, I don't think we ever would have stopped here had we not read about it, but boy were we glad we did! Outstanding fresh fish sandwiches are served on fresh-baked Cuban bread with B.O.'s famous Key Lime sauce. they also offer burgers, conch fritters, french fries, hot dogs, and other finger foods. Delicious food, nice local feel, VERY casual, laid back and fun!
Soon it was time to head back to Duck Key so we sadly bid farewell to the historic Key West seaport.