4th of July in Key West

12 Jul

Blue skies, white clouds painted on them…  Calm blue water on each side of your car on a 7 mile bridge…  yes, you guessed it, we’re going to Key West!

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4 days in this little bit of paradise, no work, no schedule, just a relaxed long weekend with friends.  I smile just thinking about it, and wish I was still there waking up late, and going straight to Baby’s Coffee to get a different flavored latte each day, in my pajamas because the Keys life is so laid back that no one cares.  Or having a strong but sweet colada at Cuban Queen Coffee.

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I had oysters for the first time.  Ok, they were cooked but still my first time.

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I had Dark & Stormy drinks, Pain Killers (although there was no pain on this “vacation”)

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We watched the 4th of July fireworks, with our red and blue star shaped glasses on, to be festive like everyone else.

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We sunbathed, watched the boats go by, waiving hello and goodbye, as if they knew us because, again, this is the Keys life, friendly with no worries.

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Santiago’s Bodega served us some of the best food I’ve ever tasted in my life and the service is equally amazing.  They started my night right with that smooth red sangria that if you are not careful will get you addicted and in fun trouble. The Porch invited me in for a beer to pass time while it was time for dessert at Better than Sex who always spoils chocolate lovers, like me, to decadent sweet treats, which you must pair with one of their rim job drinks.

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Sunday came, we must go back.  We all know the answer but still asked “why”.  “Let’s just stay”, we jokingly said but we packed the car and left.

Goodbye long weekend, until next time Key West…  thanks for a great time!

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