Key West 2017 {Day Six}

June 23, 2017  •  Leave a 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}

Since Jenn had friends coming into town on our sixth day in Key West, Andy and I had the morning to ourselves.

 

Blue Heaven was on our list of places to eat, so we walked a few blocks to go there for breakfast.

The wait was 45 minutes but we were prepared for that, as that is typical for that particular place. There is an antique shop across the street so we had plenty of time to check it out and browse through the neighborhood while we waited for our table.

Blue Heaven is located in the historical Bahama Village. It was unlike any other restaurant we visited -- in a good way. 

We sat in the shade of enormous Mangrove trees on the outdoor patio. It really gives you the feeling of being in the Bahamas.

Andy ordered 'Richard's Very Good Pancakes' with a side of bacon. I had an omlette with Vermont white cheddar cheese, ham, mushrooms and peppers with Betty's banana bread on the side. It was all very good but the banana bread was to. die. for. Mmmmm.

Like most other places in Key West, chickens strut beneath your feet looking for scraps while you eat.

Blue Heaven for lunch is on our list for our next visit to Key West! 

We took our time strolling down Duval Street on our way back to Jenn's house.

 

Andy took this picture of me when I stopped to point something out to him and realized he was about 45 feet behind me, haha! Apparently I was walking too fast for our "relaxing walk". :)

Duval Street has a multitude of drink/smoothie bars. It was hard to pass by without getting a drink, as it was already sweltering hot.

We made it back to Jenn's to meet everyone just in time for Paul's birthday celebration and cupcakes.

We hung out with everyone at Jenn's house for a while then we all got ready for our sunset cruise that evening.

 

We booked the live music cruise through Fury. We boarded the catamaran at 6pm and one of the crew members took a few souvenir photos of our group. 

It was mine and Andy's first sunset cruise.

We set sail around 6:30pm and enjoyed free appetizers, drinks and live music while we cruised around Sunset Key waiting for the sunset.

The cruise was part of Paul's birthday celebration. Here he is pictured with his partner Patrick. (left)

Patrick and his mom, Jeanette.

Paul with his mom, Gladys.


The sunset did not disappoint us. It was beautiful!

We had dinner that night at Louie's Backyard. It is a Victorian home that has been transformed into a high-class oceanfront cafe, bar and restaurant.

 

We started our meal off with seared bacon-wrapped diver scallops with spiced cream and jicama relish, cracked conch with smoked tomato chutney and pickle relish and Florida lobster braised in truffle butter with spinach and prosciutto. (Clearly these are cell phone pictures and they do not do the food justice!)

I had the special as my main course. It was sautéed yellowtail snapper piccata with fingerling potatoes and haricot verts (baby green beans). It was soo delicious! Andy went straight for dessert and had the chocolate brownie crème brûlée.

 

My favorite was hearing the ocean waves while we dined under the gorgeous moonlight.

I love this picture of Paul sitting at the bar. It has a very Ernest Hemingway feel to it, to me.

Our fun group after our exquisite meal at Louie's Backyard.

Just another day in paradise ... 

 

 

 

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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