PDA

View Full Version : Key West



BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:05 AM
My cousin called me up yesterday morning saying she was bored and if I wanted to go on the road with her.

I said sure and she said 'it's your choice: Tampa, Key West, Naples or SoBe'. I picked the keys /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif I packed a bag, we packed up the kids and took off down the turnpike.


Our hotel:
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0126.jpg

was pretty nice but cost too much for the one night.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0103.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0104.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0105.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:06 AM
Bear with me, I just got a new digicam (upgrade from disposables /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif) and used it for the first time this weekend.

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:08 AM
The people at the front desk boasted that they had the biggest and best pool in all of key west. It was beautiful

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0107.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0108.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:09 AM
Hotel grounds:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0109.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0112.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0117.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:10 AM
Was surprised to see this in the parkinglot

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0115.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0120.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0118.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:11 AM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0124.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0125.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:14 AM
My balcony

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0132.jpg

Had a view of the water. It looked much better from the room though. LOL

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0131.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0130.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:16 AM
We went dow to Duval st, walked around, did some shopping and eating and resting/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0138.jpg

saw this j'can retaurant and had to snap a pic. didn't go in to try any food though

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0140.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0141.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:17 AM
saw lots of these runnin loose on the streets /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0142.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:18 AM
Key West Aquarium:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0143.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0144.jpg

una nina
01-22-2007, 01:19 AM
ALL the hotels in the Keys are overpriced /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif Yours was nice! Great pics, Lady Z! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:20 AM
The water here was prittteeee. This is the area where the ships dock as well:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0145.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0146.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0147.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: una nina</div><div class="ubbcode-body">ALL the hotels in the Keys are overpriced /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif Yours was nice! Great pics, Lady Z! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif </div></div>hey una...what u doing up dem time a night??LOL

They were massively overpriced. De hoteliers claim seh some boxing match did a gwaan dung deh dis weeken /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif
but yuh cooden find nutten unda $250

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:24 AM
was trying to find out who the owner of this was an try look him. I could live on that thing /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70377-loveeyes.gif de amount a trip i would mek to jamaica

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0151.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:25 AM
couple more pics from the pier or dock or whatever it's called

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0150.jpg


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0149.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0152.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:26 AM
Key West Museum of Art and History.
Wanted to go in but couldn't bother with the bunch of kids we had with us so we just looked and walked on /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0153.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0154.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0155.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 01:29 AM
I LOVE key lime pie. Went into this shop that sold everything key lime:

key lime choclit, key lime, soda, key lime slushie, key lime candy, key lime lotion, etc

this man bumrushed me and forced me in there then told me my prize for buying something was being able to take his pic. LOL

A man and his bike
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0157.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0156.jpg

hannahcommunications
01-22-2007, 06:07 AM
Looks like you had a great short get-away. I've been to Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando but never the Keys. From what I've seen in pictures the Keys look a little like the Caribbean.

Thanks for sharing trip pics - I enjoyed it!

Hopyoneson
01-22-2007, 11:26 AM
Nice pics Lady Z keep them coming, so you neva go in a the restaurant, mi always look pon the menu fi see if a the real deal or bandoloo ting a gwan.

loops
01-22-2007, 12:04 PM
Key West is a fun place eh? We rented a townhouse behind Pepe's near the Wharf when we went down...had a blast.

One of the best things about Key West is being able to walk all over that town...lots of interesting sites...flamboyant is the name of the game down there. Beautiful architecture and gardens too.

Loved the ride down...done that twice. Second time, we hit the road in a convertible...by the time we hit Key West, our skin was cooked!

Any more pics Z???

ohliz
01-22-2007, 04:28 PM
Nice!! I haven't been to the Keys since the early 90's...actually it was late '80's...but went 3 times in a couple of years, we liked it so much. I'm afraid it's a lot more built up than it was but the snorkeling and diving is great there, and I still love the old town...and that drive from Miami is a great way to pass 3 hours /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

I'm thinking of it for spring break, actually, saving 4 people's airfare to Jamaica makes it attractive even if the cheapest room i can find is $180...

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 04:32 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kingston20</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nice pics Lady Z keep them coming, so you neva go in a the restaurant, mi always look pon the menu fi see if a the real deal or bandoloo ting a gwan. </div></div>

couldn't go up there. i had seperated from my cousins and i was stuck wit the kids an mi cooden manage de stairs wid de stroller /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70388-shameonyou.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 04:34 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: loops</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Key West is a fun place eh? We rented a townhouse behind Pepe's near the Wharf when we went down...had a blast.

One of the best things about Key West is being able to walk all over that town...lots of interesting sites...flamboyant is the name of the game down there. Beautiful architecture and gardens too.

Loved the ride down...done that twice. Second time, we hit the road in a convertible...by the time we hit Key West, our skin was cooked!

Any more pics Z??? </div></div>

got a cupple pics left.

it was nice...we're gonna go back but this time it will be planned. cause we drove around for a cupple hrs before we settled on a hotel an that was frustrating...by time we got in the room it was after midnight...too tired to hit duval for drinks

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 04:50 PM
u flying or driving??

Mi cyaan swim but dem have sumting weh yuh go out inna de sea from morning till late afternoon an it includes about 7 different waterpsorts. Think I might try it. The price was good too. $90

Jah_Mamma
01-22-2007, 04:52 PM
I love spur of the moment trips. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif
Nice pictures LadyZ. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70459-hugs.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 04:54 PM
was wondering if this had anything to do with rick's cafe /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0162.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0161.jpg

mangoskin
01-22-2007, 04:55 PM
I cant see any of the pics /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70394-bawlout.gif
did you get any of the hand-made leather slippers? I got a pair, in 97 they were $5 and they lasted very long /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 04:56 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0168.jpg


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0158.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 04:58 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mangoskin</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I cant see any of the pics /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70394-bawlout.gif
did you get any of the hand-made leather slippers? I got a pair, in 97 they were $5 and they lasted very long /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif
</div></div>

Hush. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

dunno wah fe tell yuh fe fix dat. Yuh haffe ask QK, ohliz or one a dem picture expert deh.

I didn't buy any slippers. Just some likkle crafts and souvenir an one wicked wicked bathsuit an sarong fe go jamaica fe spring break /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 05:00 PM
oh an some baggy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0165.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0163.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 06:11 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0166.jpg


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0167.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 06:11 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0171.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 06:12 PM
from the car

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0172.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0174.jpg

swedishrasta
01-22-2007, 06:20 PM
Beatiful pics Lady Z. Thank you for sharing. One place that I have wanted to go.



Oh my...that's some baggy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 06:26 PM
BOAL /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif Thanks

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 06:28 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: StAnnMuse</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> From what I've seen in pictures the Keys look a little like the Caribbean.

</div></div>

Yes it did remind me of Ja too..
On the drive there we kept asking 'what part of jamaica dis look like?' and so on.

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 06:49 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0175.jpg

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 06:49 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0176.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0177.jpg

tsophra
01-22-2007, 07:24 PM
lovely pics ms. thang...i love Key West /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

yrs ago..my g/f and i drove there from Hollyood (awfta a stap in Miami) we chilled at the beach..changed in the car an went for dinner at a sheshi restaurant..strutted on the strip..an drove back home..ah youth /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70394-bawlout.gif

Compry
01-22-2007, 08:15 PM
Nice pics LadyZ.

Is this a bib? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0165.jpg

QK13
01-22-2007, 08:32 PM
I LOVE the Keys!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70459-hugs.gif
Been there twice.
Key West is nice, but I really enjoyed exploring the smaller keys as well.
Love the casual vibe everywhere.
Would love to go back.
Maybe on my next trip to FLA!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 09:11 PM
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

yes, a bib...that's what it is /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 09:12 PM
ahmmm, i can be ur driver /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 09:14 PM
LOL. Yaw hummuch???

The quick day trip was the plan. She called me at 7am but we neva lef ft lauderdale till after 5pm..thats why we en up stayin

QK13
01-22-2007, 09:26 PM
Zed, Awks JD bout who do do jrivin! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif

You're always welcome to be a passenger tho! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70459-hugs.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-22-2007, 09:35 PM
Laddagad. yaw go kill mi off...I'm too young an beautiful /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70365-flirt.gif


/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

Pepper
01-22-2007, 09:58 PM
So Zed,

Where is the picture of 'the southern most point'?

Did you have any good food while there? I have yet to get a GREAT meal in Key West. Everything is always just ok.

QK13
01-23-2007, 07:10 AM
Mi nah kill aff nobady yet, is why mi di drivah!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70388-shameonyou.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif

QK13
01-23-2007, 07:16 AM
I have that picture Pepper!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

It's been many years since I was there, but I do recall having a great meal at a place called Mangrove Mama's. It was somewhere on US-1 between Cudjoe Key &amp; Key West, on the right side.
In Key West we had the BEST Cheeseburger &amp; Sweet Potato French Fries EVER... on Duvall St., A little stand with outdoor tables called The Garden Cafe.

I was travelling on a budget (as always) and staying with friends, so we didn't do a lot of fancy dining out. But those 2 places were quite memorable and that was years ago. Not sure if either one is still there.

loops
01-23-2007, 10:43 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Pepper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So Zed,

Where is the picture of 'the southern most point'?

Did you have any good food while there? I have yet to get a GREAT meal in Key West. Everything is always just ok. </div></div>

the best coconut shrimp in the keys is at Lorelie's in Islamorada...on the right heading down.

oh, and Pepe's in the Schooner Wharf area of Key West has fabulous food as well.

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-23-2007, 12:16 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Pepper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So Zed,

Where is the picture of 'the southern most point'?

Did you have any good food while there? I have yet to get a GREAT meal in Key West. Everything is always just ok. </div></div>

I'm in the southernmost point pic so dat naw get post /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70388-shameonyou.gif

Pepper
01-23-2007, 04:12 PM
Send me dat picture via e-mail. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-23-2007, 06:10 PM
LOL. You got it /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70400-talktohand.gif

R00TS
01-23-2007, 11:12 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Compry</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nice pics LadyZ.

Is this a bib? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o220/blessedladyofzion/HPIM0165.jpg </div></div>
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif Fun thread Zed /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif

Magician
01-24-2007, 07:59 PM
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/[email protected] bib

Zed yuh galivant too much man. And how yuh mean goat a Duval St. and have a jink? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek2.gif You have pickeny fi look afta. Cha! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70388-shameonyou.gif

Is high time you dispose a di disposable an get a propa camera! Pictures look nice fi real. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

So tell mi nuh, di place did overrun with (as Blue would say it) funeeee ppl dem? Caw last time mi did go a Key West is all mi see. That's why mi nuh go there again in quite some time. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-24-2007, 08:28 PM
Which pawt mi seh mi drink???
Mi seh we did waan go out de night go drink an we was too tyad.
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70400-talktohand.gif

An no, I ain't see no funny guy. I dunno what they look like /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif


(((((maji))))

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-24-2007, 08:28 PM
Thanks rootsie /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Magician
01-24-2007, 09:22 PM
You plan fi goat a road an drink some whites, is jus dat tiyad mashup fi you plan!

HOOKED ON PHONICS WORKS FOR ME! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

So you nuh seen no chichi rampant dehya? Good. Mean seh di place clean up an can use again. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

loops
01-25-2007, 07:00 AM
oh i'm sure there's still plenty gay people left in Key West Magic...maybe you better stick with Jamaica.

and watch out for that co-pilot...you nevah nevah know. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

BlessedLadyOfZion
01-25-2007, 11:23 AM
listen to mi trix r for kids and fruit loops...beg oonu nuh tun mi good good thread inna nutten.

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70388-shameonyou.gif

Bandana
01-27-2007, 01:00 AM
Why me not come down here more often?? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif

I loved the pics Z, and BOAL at the bib!

Never been to the Keys so it's nice to see this report.

Some day me will reach Florida and link with you. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif


Digital cameras are great arent they??
I got my first one in December, and I LOVE IT! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70377-loveeyes.gif
Filled with mostly pictures of Imanni though...
I think he loves it more than I do... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif

Have a great trip to JA, me will miss you here!