On this trip I went with family to celebrate my father in law’s 50th wedding anniversary, yep they have been married for 50 years! They were married by church, by law, and now by sea. They say three times is the charm. I wish them many more. On this trip we went to Key West which is normally about 3 to 4 hour car drive from my house in outer Miami. After Key West we were to set sail to Cozumel Mexico where I would go snorkeling. They say that there is nothing to do in Key West except Drink, Fish, Snorkel, Dive, and DRINK, and maybe smoke a cigar. Well in this short visit I just walked, took some pictures with my honey, had one drink, well 2 drinks, and watched others drink some more. The first stop was Sunset Square where it usually it is packed with street entertainers. This day “Valentines Day” it was empty and still looked nice. Too bad we did not stay to watch the famous sunset as we went back to the ship early to get ready for dinner.
Below is Sunset Square Key West, Florida.
Below are two lovers in Sunset Square.
From the docks at Sunset Square.
This little fellow just kept walking back and forth.
The Historical Military Memorial in Sunset Square Key West.
Lots of birds in the scenery.
Some of the islands from a far.
Below with my valentine sweetheart.
After Sunset Square we walked towards Duval Street, what I call the Bar Mile and in the same street as the bars a nice looking church.
We passed by the original Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville and raised a glass of this adopted Margarita tradition.
The next stop was fat Tuesday and also passed next to the Flying Monkey and the Lazy Gecko where the drinks are cheaper but we did not take advantage of.
Once we finished we got on the trolley and back to the ship we went. On the right we passed by the quiet area of the town.
We got back to the ship and took a panoramic pictures of Key West.
We did buy some fine hand rolled Dominican and Nicaraguan cigars.
Then it was back inside the ship where I took one more panoramic picture but this time of the shops “The Promenade”.
Below a pic of the much smaller lobby of the Carnival Victory, smaller than any other I have seen so far. There is no dance floor.
And after dinner the usual towel figure was waiting for us in the room. They always surprise you no matter what cruise company you go in.
As always we had fun. I never imagined going to Key West on a cruise, this is because I live so close to it but this time I did not go fishing there and actually walked the streets and appreciated the old architecture. I did not go to the usual most famous bars like Hog’s Breath bar and Sloppy Joe’s but intend to visit again with my wife.