Doug & I just got back from a little vacation away. We traveled down to Key West, FL for a little rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun. I had never been to Key West, but there was a period of time when I almost moved there. I was looking for a back-up plan in case I didn’t get in to grad school. I figured I could move down to Key West, write poetry, and do something random like bartend or drive a taxi. I had even started looking for places to live. Needless to say, I ended up in Los Angeles at school instead, but I never shook that desire to go to Key West. Two of my favorite wordsmiths made it their homes for a while – Ernest Hemingway and Jimmy Buffett.
Doug and I at the southernmost point in the continental United States. We actually heard a little rumor that it’s no longer the southernmost point, but we still liked the buoy. It’s hard to believe Cuba is only 90 miles away.
Every night, Key West has a “Sunset Celebration” where people flock to Mallory Square to watch the sun go down. Doug & I decided to have dinner on the water one night so we could be near the party and check it out. The scenery was so gorgeous. I was just trying to photograph the light dancing on the water and this guy flew through my photo. You can imagine how excited I was when I realized I caught him!
Obviously we took a million and one photos, but I won’t bore you with all of them. Our vacation was wonderful and I would LOVE to visit Key West again (although I think I’ve gotten over my desire to live there).