Friday, December 21, 2012

BBL 2012-2013 | Visit Key West


Why did I include this on my Bucket List?

Back in 2006, I briefly visited Key West, Florida while I was on a cruise with one of my friends. The two of us opted to do a pub crawl as our excursion while we were in port. We had an absolute blast checking out the local bars and getting to know some of our fellow cruisers, but the pub crawl took up almost all of our time on the island. I was sad that I didn't have more time to explore all that Key West had to offer and vowed to make a return trip again some day.

Was the experience what I had hoped it would be?

On my second trip to Key West, I was able to see more of the island and learn about more of its history. Unfortunately, I still didn't feel like I got my fill of Key West and would like to return again for a longer visit.  I just love the "beach town" feel of the island and think it would be an awesome place to spend a week or two for vacation some day!

The details...

Ironically enough, I found myself back in Key West as part of the same cruise I took years ago with my friend, only this time I was with Kevin and my parents. The four of us decided to take a tour of the city as our shore excursion in order to see as much as possible during our short time there. The tour allowed us to hop on and off the trolley as many times as we wanted in order to explore parts of the island a little more. We didn't have tons of time, but we were able to walk around a little bit, visit the southern most point of the continental USA, and eat some key lime pie from two local establishments to do a little taste test comparison.  (The Key Lime Pie Factory definitely won by a landslide!)

Here is a collage of the Instagram photos I posted while we were in port in Key West...

Do you want to see my entire 2012-2013 Birthday Bucket List? You can find it here.  Or did you miss my 2011-2012 Birthday Bucket List? You can find it here.

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