Blue Turtle Cruising

Key West, July 5-10, 2016

Our week in Key West was mainly one of work and catching up on emails, but we did manage to have some fun. Mornings and days were for working and each day I went around the corner to workout at the Key West 24 Hour Fitness Center, sometimes taking Corey with me. Late afternoons and evenings we went for walks to find dinner and drinks. There was a new restaurant and brewery that opened in the last year and it was literally at the end of our dock. The Waterfront Brewery has the coldest air conditioning we found in Key West and a fabulous happy hour (half off!) on their beers, which were excellent BTW. We frequented this spot because of the great happy hour specials and the great location.

Blue Turtle  in her slip at Key West Bight Marina
Blue Turtle in her slip at Key West Bight Marina
The boys in front of the Conch Republic Restaurant
The boys in front of the Conch Republic Restaurant
Western Union, historic schooner
Western Union, historic schooner
Mast and rigging of the Western Union
Mast and rigging of the Western Union
Randy and Corey pose in fron Blue Turtle
Randy and Corey pose in fron Blue Turtle
Corey working out on the rowing machine at Key West 24 Hour Fitness
Corey working out on the rowing machine at Key West 24 Hour Fitness
I ordered a flight of beer to try the brews at Waterfront Brewery
I ordered a flight of beer to try the brews at Waterfront Brewery

One evening, we walked to Mallory Square where we watched a young girl perform. She was amazing and we spoke to her mother about her journey and how she came to playing there. They were on vacation and decided that she would perform in Mallory Square for the sheer experience.  We hope some day Corey can play some songs for this audience because we think he would rock it!

Corey poses with the talented young lady singing at Mallory Square
Corey poses with the talented young lady singing at Mallory Square
90 miles to Cuba
90 miles to Cuba
We stopped at El Meson de Pepe for mojitos and so Corey could shake the caracas and Randy could play bongos
We stopped at El Meson de Pepe for mojitos and so Corey could shake the caracas and Randy could play bongos
A mother hen and her babies just near El Meson de Pepe
A mother hen and her babies just near El Meson de Pepe
The boys with Sophie having beer (just Randy & I) and peanuts at Ricks
The boys with Sophie having beer (just Randy & I) and peanuts at Ricks
Weiner dog nose and Ricks sign (on left); The boys pose with our friend Tim's brothers photo in The Schooner Wharf Bar
Weiner dog nose and Ricks sign (on left); The boys pose with our friend Tim’s brothers photo in The Schooner Wharf Bar

We also took a trip to visit the USGC Cutter Ingham & Museum. The Ingham was the oldest Active Duty and most decorated Naval vessel serving the U.S. I’ll show photos and explain more about this awesome ship in the next post.

USCG Cutter Ingham
USCG Cutter Ingham

Toward the end of our week on Thursday, we made plans to meet up with our friend Vinny for drinks and dinner since we didn’t get a chance to talk much at the 4th of July fireworks. He let us borrow his Jeep the next morning to go to Publix for groceries (thanks Vinny!) which was a HUGE help since we planned to be out on hook the following week.  We had an awesome time in Key West and the week went by way too quick.

 

Randy with Eddie, who we met last year in Key West (were were on the same dock)
Randy with Eddie, who we met last year in Key West (were were on the same dock)
Key west dinghy dock
Key west dinghy dock
Happy hour at Waterfront Brewery with Chip, Vinny and Eddie
Happy hour at Waterfront Brewery with Chip, Vinny and Eddie
"I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my of my soul" (Vinny's awesome tatoo)
“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my of my soul” (Vinny’s awesome tattoo)
Randy and I borrowed Vinny's jeep for a grocery run
Randy and I borrowed Vinny’s jeep for a grocery run
Corey with Gizmo, a super sweet gal
Corey with Gizmo, a super sweet gal
Gizmo, the parrot
Gizmo, the parrot

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