Key West 2017 {Day Seven}

June 27, 2017  •  1 Comment

 

{If you have been following along, you can scroll down to where this days adventures begin}

My husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage earlier this month. For several years now, we have been planning a trip to Key West for a romantic getaway and we thought this would be the perfect opportunity. Our cousin Jenn lives in Key West and it was so nice having a local resident to show us around the island.

We flew directly into Key West and arrived on Saturday afternoon. After a quick ride through town, we unloaded our luggage at our home for the week. We can not say enough nice things about the house where we stayed -- The Fleming-O. It is located on one-way Fleming Street in a quite neighborhood in the Heart of Old Town. The location is perfect because it is only a few blocks from restaurants, art galleries, shopping and nightlife on Duval Street and also near the Historic Seaport area with more authentic restaurants with gorgeous water views, marinas, and Mallory Square. We loved being able to walk everywhere we wanted to go! I highly recommend the Fleming-O to anyone interested in visiting Key West! It truly is a "little pink house in Paradise"!!

{for more pictures and booking info click on the photo below}

Our seventh day in Key West was our 10 year wedding anniversary!!

 

We woke up extra early and drove to Smathers Beach for the sunrise.

Since the beach is on the opposite side of the island from where we stayed, Jenn let us borrow her car so we wouldn't have to walk. 

 

The sunrise was less than spectacular, but we were still happy to be together.

 

Getting a picture by the Southernmost Point was high on our to-do list, and I knew we needed to stop by there early in the morning. So that was our next stop after we left Smathers Beach.

Every other time we passed by earlier in the week, the line was down the street. I'm sure it moves fast, but we didn't want to wait. It worked out best for us to go early, because we were the only people there. A man who was passing by on a morning run was nice enough to take our picture together.

 

We went back to the Fleming-O to rest. I enjoyed sitting on the back deck in the sunshine while Andy took a short nap. The weather was perfect that day.

We had allotted time on this day to visit a few antique shops on the island. That is one of our favorite things to do together. So we rented a scooter again and zipped around town for a few hours. 

 

This is the end of Duval Street -- also known as South Beach. 

We drove by the Southernmost Point again -- this is why you go early, folks!

We went back to Dante's Pool and hung out with friends for a while in the afternoon.

We had dinner plans at Latitudes on Sunset Key that night and heavy rainstorms hit in the late afternoon. Luckily, we had slickers so we wore them on our walk to Jenn's house.  

Ready for our date night. ;)

Jenn and Patrick drove us to the ferry drop off for us to board the ride to Sunset Key. It was still pouring rain and we got SOAKED on our walk to the boat.

Fortunately, by the time we arrived at Sunset Key the rain had turned into a drizzle.

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We had the option to sit outside on the patio, but I was afraid it would begin to rain again. So, we sat inside and had a nice view of the patio instead.

I had the filet mignon and lobster tail with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was excellent! Andy is a plain-and-simple eater so he had a basic filet mignon. He enjoyed it as well.

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We were both bummed that the weather was so dreary and we mentioned how nice it would be if we could see the sunset. Shortly after we finished our meal, the sun began to peak out from behind the clouds.

It seemed to become more vibrant with each passing second.

All at once, everyone rushed outside for pictures.

 

We had someone get a picture of us with Andy's cell phone. I wish it was better quality, but it's still a nice memento.

 

Here's a panaramic I took with my cell phone of the restaurant and the beach.

I could not stop taking pictures of the sunset! 

Being there with the man I love in front of this breathtaking sunset was a magical, unforgettable moment.

It was amazing.

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We stopped to get a selfie with the Sunset Key sign on our way back to the ferry.

When we made it back to Key West, the rain had completely stopped and the streets were practically empty.

It was so romantic! 

 

 

After we got back to the Fleming-O, it had started to drizzle rain again. Neither of us wanted the night to end so we decided to walk downtown for a while. Or maybe I just wanted us to wear our slickers again, ha!! ;)

Of course we had to get a picture of our friend Paul's name on the Walgreen's sign.

I looooved all the art galleries downtown. This was one of my favorite pieces! I made a note of the artist, but apparently it didn't get saved on my phone. Coincidentally, Jenn had walked by this gallery the previous week and made a note to call and get details about this exact painting and the artist, James Coleman. Isn't it odd that we were both drawn to this painting without realizing the other one loved it too?!

The rain eventually stopped and it turned out to be a nice night on Duval Street. It wasn't too crowded and the weather was perfect.

Fausto's is the grocery store down the street from where we stayed. This street was flooded after all the rain we had earlier that day.

 

I can't think of a better way to spend our anniversary. It was a night we will never forget!

 

 

To read more about our other days in Key West, follow the links below:

{Days One & Two}   http://www.heatherreeder.com/blog/2017/6/key-west-2017-days-one-and-two

 

{Day Three}   http://www.heatherreeder.com/blog/2017/6/key-west-2017-day-three

 

{Day Four}   http://www.heatherreeder.com/blog/2017/6/key-west-2017-day-four

 

{Day Five}   http://www.heatherreeder.com/blog/2017/6/key-west-2017-day-five

 

{Day Six}   http://www.heatherreeder.com/blog/2017/6/key-west-2017-day-six

 

{Day Seven}   http://www.heatherreeder.com/blog/2017/6/key-west-2017-day-seven

 

{Days Eight & Nine}   http://www.heatherreeder.com/blog/2017/6/key-west-2017-days-eight-and-nine

 


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Karen (momma)(non-registered)
Day seven is my favorite! From memories, to picturrs, to the look on your faces, to the sunset, to the artist's picture, right down to the Cuban cigars.
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