KEY WEST Day 4 (Conclusion)
Is it really over?.....Nah! we still have 4 more hours until we need to be at the airport, SUNRISE ANYONE!!! All 3 of us woke early and walked down peaceful Duval Street towards the Southern Most pier to watch our last sunrise of the trip. It didn't disappoint!
A beautiful sunrise like this should not be missed, EVER! I know, I know, life and other stuff gets in the way sometimes, but if you're a late riser on vacations make it a point to set the alarm just one morning so you can say you did it! Funny thing this particular morning, we saw a disheveled 20 something shuffling onto the pier by himself, he really looked like SH&!, He smiled at us and asked "did I miss it?" we said no, it's beautiful....he asked if I would take his picture with his phone and I did....he said he was on his last day of his bachelor party trip and told people he would see a sunrise! He then said "I can't wait to get married so I never have to feel like this again" Priceless!
After another majestic sunrise we wandered over to "The Southern Most Point" for the mandatory 1st timers photo-op! Perfect timing, there was only one other family posing with "The POINT", they were nice enough to digitally record the moment for us!
Well.....that's that! All of the mandatory photo's for this trip have been taken... whose hungry?! We have walked by the Banana Cafe on Duval several times, each time saying "this looks nice!". This is where we would have our last breakfast in wonderful Key West. My wife had delicious crepe's and my daughter and I had BLT's with literally a half pound of bacon, I mean like 10 pieces of perfectly cooked B, all on a crispy baguette with fresh L and T, and a homemade mayo, perfect! They have large open windows which allowed us to enjoy the breeze and the sounds of distance roosters crowing. I can absolutely recommend this place, the food and service was great!
We had packed earlier so all we had to do was drag our feet a bit. Check out at the condo took all of 2 minutes and with our red mustangs top down we were off to Starbucks. Not wanting the trip to end we drove slowly through town with our overpriced coffee and chai teas, tasty though! We decided to drive the south shore towards the airport and stop at Smather's Beach. We had intended to make this one of our beach days, but life and other stuff got in the way! There was plenty of parking along the couple mile stretch of South Roosevelt Boulevard that buffers Smather's Beach. Wow.....what a beautiful beach! and for those that have been taking mental notes....the sand was much softer and the beach much wider here, nice!
The ladies got to put their toes in the sand one last time!
I had a feeling the 2 hour rule for checking through TSA would not be required here on a Friday, but really I didn't know? but we took a "chance" and returned the car exactly 2 hours before our departure time (took 2 minutes), took the elevator up one level and the risk takers checked through security 1 hour and 45 minutes prior, sheeew made it! Now what do we do with all this down time?....not to worry we found the most amazing airport lounge we've ever seen! BEER ME!!!
To be continued somewhere else..........soon I hope! Take care!
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