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Travel Blogs from Key West
... a taxi.
We ended up at they Keywest Harbor in and checked in quickly changed into some shorts. We then hit the streets and ended up at the famous Schooner Wharf Bar and then to BO's Fish trick for lunch. We met a lady named Donna who turned us on to some sunset cruises. A quick phone call to our friend Scott confirmed we need to book the Hindu for our sunset cruise.
We soon found the ...
... and tired of walking at that point, so we just photobombed some other people and took a picture from the curb. At least we can say we have been the closest we are allowed to Cuba, 90 miles away.
From there we decided we would head back to our room to cool off. Of course we had to walk down Duval St., so a stop at Willie T's was in order for some cold drinks.
Keeping with our ...
... went unanswered by the federal government and attempts to get an injunction against the roadblock failed in court, the Mayor and City Council declared Key West's independence. In the eyes of the Council, since the federal government had set up the equivalent of a border station as if they were a foreign nation, they might as well become one. As many of the local citizens were referred to as Conchs, the nation took ...
... part of Florida. Key West seems to have the
scoop not only the entertainment side of the area but is also a very
picturesque place with a majority of the old town houses and building
being in the Victorian style, the beaches are clean and the water
blue. Probably the one place that I would go back to – without the
boys!!! (oh yeah I did go back – 400 km's round trip as CPSB
forgot the passports....).
... Key West which is known as a super alternative town as it is closer to Cuba than it is to the rest of the US and at one point actually declared war on the US and their independence from the country calling themselves the "conch republic". It was all an act in 1982 as a rebuttal to the US border patrol putting up a roadblock to the islands in an effort to staunch the flow of dugs and immigrants, but the block greatly affected the islands economy. The ...