After landing in Miami, we drove for about 3 1/2 hours to our destination - the Leeward Isle - our home for the two days we were there. And it was just that - a 2 bedroom house in Old Town, just one block off Duval Street, where all the action was. It was the perfect location and we couldn't have asked for more with the amenities that were at our disposal. We had a small yard with a jacuzzi and there was a pool at one of the neighboring houses that were owned by the same company. We will definitely rent another one of their properties on our next trip to the Conch Republic!
After picking up some provisions at a local grocery store, we headed to dinner at Sloppy Joes, a Key West must. Not necessarily for the grub, although that was pretty tasty, but for the atmosphere and to chill in a locale once visited by Ernest Hemingway, among other notable characters. Since we were in Old Town, driving was not necessary, so Momma and Daddy enjoyed a few adult beverages - Rum Runner or Key West Sunset Ale anyone?
Nicky & Momma posing by one of the outdoor tanks inside old sailboats...
Nicky & Daddy discovering a conch shell...by the way...YUM!!! Konk Fritters Rock!!!
Nicky "petting" a nurse shark...um...no thank you! This kid has no fear!
We shopped our way back down Duval Street to our house for lunch, making a pit stop along the way. Don't worry - Nicky only drank 1/2 a Rum Runner! (just joking...Momma was smart & packed a Capri Sun for the trip!)