Sunday morning in Key West started out rainy and a little cooler.
We ordered some coffee and juice for the room while we waited for the rain to let up a little bit. The perfect way to start a day!
We then headed to a spot for some brunch that some friends recommended to us, called Blue Heaven.
View of the eclectic bar area.
Complete with ping pong tables and chickens. :)
Pete ordered the lobster eggs benedict which is their signature dish. He loved it!!
I had a huge omelet with ham, tomatoes and onion. Mmm. So good!
After our amazing breakfast, we walked past the Hemingway House Museum.
and the Key West Lighthouse.
We then walked over to the Southernmost point area past the 'Southernmost House Mansion.'
We strolled down the White Street Pier
and stopped for a picture at the Southernmost Point which is marked by a colorful landmark buoy.
That evening we headed to the 'Marquesa Cafe' which is part of the hotel we were staying at.
We had a wonderful dinner! Seriously great food!
Monday we took a trolley around the island.
We saw mile marker 0
and the St. Mary Star of the Sea Church where the James Bond movie 'Licence to Kill' was filmed.
We saw some beautiful historical houses with some amazing gingerbread moldings. The details of the gingerbread told the profession of the owner of the house. In this case it was a ships wheel. Very interesting.
We got off the trolley and walked the boardwalk area.
The Custom House Museum of Art & History.
We walked through the Memorial Sculpture Garden which is a tribute to the history of Key West.
We stopped at Kermit's Key Lime Pie Shoppe.
Kermit pretends to throw a pie at you as you walk by. :)
We then headed back to the hotel for some pool time and to soak in some sunshine. I seriously can't say enough about this hotel. The buildings are beautiful and so well maintained, the grounds are absolutely stunning, the service was beyond anything we have ever experienced, and the location is just a short walk to the activity on Duval Street.
The pool area was a peaceful oasis.
That evening we headed out to Mallory Square to see the beautiful sunset. "This is a ritual on Key West where everyday at dusk visitors gather at this seaside spot to watch the spectacular sunset and enjoy the lively street performers."
After enjoying the sunset, we took a stroll down Duval street again
and we even ran into 'Captain Jack Sparrow' :)
Back at our hotel later that evening we had the best pizza we have ever eaten! So good!
The next morning we woke to beautiful sunshine and decided to order some breakfast out at the pool area and enjoy those last rays of sunshine before our flight home.
Pete and I both had so much fun on this little trip away and came home relaxed and rejuvenated. Exactly what we needed!