From the Beach, Back to the Polar Vortex

I've returned home to more snow! What?!

I'm back from the my Key West tropical vacation just in time for this snow storm (YAY)! But seriously, this is quite a shock to my system. I had a blast in the Keys. Between the warm weather, beautiful beaches, and good food it was a little slice of heaven. 

If you're looking for serene, peaceful beaches Key West might not be you're best bet. Or at least not in the month of March. As you probably know, March is the month for spring break. So, as you can see in the picture to the left, college students filled the beaches. Even if that is not your scene, I must say there was a lot of good people watching!

The island of Key West is small but very compact. Pretty much going anywhere is within walking distance but my boyfriend and I got around the island using mopeds. Everyone and their mother drives a moped, so we did too! 

Key West is the southernmost city in the continental United States. And there is a landmark of the southernmost point of the island. It's only a 90 mile swim to Cuba from Key West, just FYI. If you can imagine people want their claim to fame. So there are things like, the southernmost beach, the southernmost hotel, the southernmost house, etc. 

I do have to say that being at the southernmost point city in the continental U.S. does make for a good sunset!

And last but not least, the food was terrific! I indulged in many different seafood choices like crab cakes, mahi mahi, tilapia, oysters, shrimp, scallops, you name it! I think I ordered raw oysters at least 5 times during my vacation. I cannot get enough of those slimy buggers! 

I'm definitely on a oyster kick now. Good thing I live in Maine where the seafood is prevalent!

Until next time,

Lauren R.