Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Honeymoon Tour 2010: Key West

Mr. Beachy and I celebrated our new marriage on the island of Key West a couple of weeks ago.  We took a quick trip to the island via the Key West Express "Go Fast Boat" out of Fort Myers.  I highly recommend this over driving if you close enough.  There are indoor or outdoor seats, cocktails, snacks and movies.  It sure beats driving!

We strolled along the Harbor Walk in the noon heat and quickly needed a beer.  First stop on our way to our hotel:

I've been a fan of Turtle Kraals since I first set foot on Key West.  Great food, nice prices and cold drinks.  We had a couple cold ones and some oysters. 

Our next stop was new for us:  Peppers of Key West.  Salsas, sauces marinades, etc.  They have free tastings so we pulled up a barstool and our tastebuds and dove right in.  We ended up getting about 8 sauces... pretty much every thing they put in front of us.  Everything was so spicy and delicious.  It's on Greene Street so don't miss it.  You can also BYOB here.  They will even let you bring naked chicken wings to taste sauces!
We finally made it to the La Concha Hotel.  The La Concha is the high spot on the island.  "The Top" is a bar on the roof of the hotel and a great place to catch a sunset. 

They also have a nice pool with a bar about two steps away.  We spent a LOT of time here.

Alonzo's (which is on the Harbor Walk, downstairs from the A&B Lobsterhouse) was our Happy Hour snack spot.  They have half price on drinks and appetizers.  Delicious conch salad!

After our little feast at Alonzo's we went upstairs to Berlin's cigar bar and this was our view.
We sank into these leather chairs and enjoyed the view and after dinner drinks for about an hour before moving on.  We headed back towards our hotel, poking our heads in this place and that.  We bought some beer and wine and went to the pool, which we had to ourselves for 2 or 3 hours.

Around 10:00 we went back up to our room, to our balcony overlooking Duval Street.  We drank wine and order the best pizza ever (Little John's, I think) and people watched before collapsing in bed.

In the morning we walked to the Westin for breakfast at their Bistro.  Mojitos, lobster quesedillas, more great food.  After, more walking.  When we were hot enough we went back to the hotel for more pool time.  About 2 hours before our boat left we went to get dinner and ended up at Turtle Kraals again.  This time for grilled lobster.  It.  Was.  Amazing.

We had a great little honeymoon trip.  We have the best little adventures.  Thank you Mr. Beachy!

1 comment:

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

I love your blog because it is always so tropical. I want to go to Key West VERY badly and am quite jealous of all your photos!