S: Key West 2009
FC: Key West Summer 2009
4: The end of the road in the United States | Closer to Cuba than Miami | Free-ranging tickets galore | Welcome to Key West, Florida
5: Darling Houses | Gorgeous Tropical Flowers | Trees that grow through rooftops
6: White sandy beaches | Nutty Signs | Home of the Conch | Crazy Shops | Outrageous Lightning Storms
7: Mouth-watering Key Lime Pie | Breathtaking Sunsets | Pirate Lair
8: Sunset Celebration
10: The one and only Cat Man | Hurry up, take your time
13: Sunset Cruise | When Mom and Dad came to visit me, we had a blast hanging out with Adam and Bonnie. We did most everything with them, including a sunset cruise. Watching the sun set while in a boat in the middle of the water was amazing!
14: One night we went to a fun little restaurant on Stock Island called Hog Fish . . . Yum! | Picture Time!
15: What Goons!
16: Fun in the Sun!
17: We had a blast snorkeling and jet skiing on our catamaran trip
19: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken" - James Dent
20: The Today Show comes to Key West!! | We woke up before the crack of dawn and dressed in the craziest clothes we could find in hopes of getting our ten seconds of fame on the Today Show
21: Our goofy costumes paid off. We were picked to ride the Conch Train with Al Roker and be on camera for a total of probably 15 seconds. I made certain Mason had the DVR ready.
24: Summer Fun | It was a blast having my parents visit me in Key West. We did so many fun things and I even got the whole week off of work to hang out with them!
26: Kayaking with Mom and Dad
27: There were tons of these crazy jelly fish lying upside down. Don't wanna step on one of those! | Aladdin's House! Woot Woot! | On our walk home from kayaking, we got up close and personal with some crazy lookin' iguanas camped out on the side of the road.
28: Model Pics on Higgs Pier
30: Day at the aquarium
32: On one of our days off we went to a shipwreck museum. It showcased lots of neat items that were recovered from shipwrecks hundreds of years ago.
33: Shipwrecks were very common around Key West due to the surrounding sharp reef. Shipwreckers (those who rescued the sinking ships) often tried to lure ships toward the dangerous reefs because once they saved the sailors, they would go back to the sunken ship and claim precious cargo onboard for themselves.
34: CrAzY kEy WeSt | Free-ranging chickens (Dad's favorite) | Club 801 . . . The Ultimate Drag Queen show | The mother of all giant anchors!!
35: Sloppy Joe's, Slop-Sloppy Joe's. This was one of Earnest Hemmingway's favorite hangout spots | Our humble abode | Almost every fire hydrant had a crazy unique design | This graveyard was filled with lots of unique headstone sayings | Random Crab Michelle and I found on a little nature walk we went on
38: Harry Potter Premiere!!!
39: Alohamora! | Wingardium Leviosa!
40: Nothin but sun and sand
41: We rocked our sales for the month of June so Del Sol paid for us to go on a jet ski tour around the island!!
42: Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming Swimming . . . | Fort Jefferson
44: Karaoke Night | We had a blast doing some karaoke at Two Friends Patio with Lou and Rich
45: Hanging with the gang
46: What A Life!
48: The Little White House
49: Kenz and I had a blast exploring The LIttle White House, Harry S. Truman's personal tropical escape.
50: Ernest Hemingway's home is known for having many cats roam around. Most of these cats are polydactyl, meaning they have extra toes.
51: This light station was built after the hurricane of 1846 destroyed the original 1825 tower on the coast. It is the 15th oldest surviving lighthouse in the country
52: View from the top of La Concha, a fancy hotel on Duval Street and the tallest building in Key West.
53: St. Paul's | The first church to be built in Key West., but due to hurricanes and fires, this church has been rebuilt several different times.
54: Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
55: Historic Plaques
56: Yummy Eats | The Rum Barrel | Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
57: Blue Heaven
58: Summer of Fun
60: Good Times
64: Disney World!!! | Mickey Mouse here we come!!!!
67: Splash Mountain broke down while we were on it so we got to walk through the ride to get out! We even got special passes to come back and ride again without waiting in line. | Some of our other favorite rides were Buzz Lightyear and Pirates of the Carribean.