We were at Key West for several days, and we did a ton of walking! It’s not a huge island, but when you walk a lot every day you begin to wonder. We swam some, too, and ate amazing food, but we just enjoyed the sights as well! So much history in less than 8 square miles. The view from the Key West Lighthouse was fabulous! We weren’t allowed to take photos in the Harry S. Truman Little White House, but go there if you can. It’s fun! If you missed other Key West Posts, visit here and here.
On our first morning there, this Osprey greeted us on the roof of the hotel across from us.
Who hasn’t heard of Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West? We enjoyed a beer there, and listened to some live music one afternoon.
Nearly every building had some historical plaque on it I swear!
I hadn’t heard about the chickens running wild in Key West. I live in a rural county in Virginia so they wonder around all the time here, I must have looked like a loon just laughing at chickens in a city!
This is a Renoir based statue of his “Dance in the Country” outside the art museum in Key West.
My sister by the 0 Mile Marker on Route 1
Might be my favorite plaque of them all!!
Our hotel had a lovely Parrot and turtles.
I had no clue how close to Cuba you really are in Key West.
What a cool funky truck!
This place has a clothing optional section, but we didn’t attend.
Beautiful Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church. A passerby told us a little legend about it and the Underground Railroad that I couldn’t find anywhere, but still a beautiful building.
Sign on the road with Hemingway House (to show in another post!)
I love Key West!
Key West Lighthouse
View of Sand Key Lighthouse where my aunt’s ashes are from the Key West Lighthouse. It’s all the way at the horizon (which is only about 6 miles from shore).
Top of Hemingway House off the Lighthouse.
My sister with the view of some of Key West in the background.
These stairs weren’t too bad going up but coming down with Vertigo sucked!
Anyone who knows me knows my love affair with The Gilmore Girls. In one episode they do the Festival of Living Pictures and Loralei dresses up as the girl in this “Dance At Bougival” by Renoir. It was in the park beside the lighthouse. When I showed it to my daughter she immediately recognized it…she knows me.
The story of the Harry S. Truman Little White House was fascinating, but you weren’t allowed to take photos inside as many dignitaries visit often!
Check out this ray’s tail!
Naval ship in the distance off the Key West Lighthouse
The beautiful church (I believe the oldest African-American one in Key West) Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church