Orchid Key Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Refrigerator in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Room service
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... car showing 78 degrees. Driving out of Miami was surprisingly easy and we were soon on Highway 1 and at Key Largo, not a particularly memorable place with no obvious reference to Bogart and Bacall.
Highway 1 is quite slow as unusually for America it is single carriageway. The northern end is quite dull but livened up from Marathon onwards where we stopped for lunch at a cafe named Herbies which ...
... phones kept swallowing Joanne's coins without making a connection. The shuttle driver, Ben (pronounced Bain), finally showed up. He had to confirm permission to take another three on board. There was heaps of room, so all good, but we had to pay cash on reaching the destination. Miami to Key West is 155 miles ( about 250km). You have to drive through all the other Florida Keys to get there, including Key Largo made famous by ...
... with a little bit of traffic before the next bridge, and after that it was bridge after bridge touching land only at other islands. An old single lane bridge was on my right. Rusted and decrepit. Sections were missing. No doubt it's where the limo went off the bridge in True Lies. Some areas of the bridge, mainly near the islands, had been repaired and renovated for foot traffic and fishers. The water was tropical blue and there was no shortage of ...
... anglicised to ‘West’
Many of the residents of Key West originate from the Bahamas and are known as Conchs (pronounced 'conks') On 23rd April 1982, The Florida Keys declared independence from the USA and although as a tongue in cheek gesture, the Keys have been known as the ‘Conch (Conk) Republic ever since. I wonder if the leader of the Key West Council is known as the Big Conk!!!
Although the island is only 4 miles long by 2 ...
Let me start with a history of The Artist House where we are staying. It was built in 1890 by the Thomas Otto family. Famed Key West painter, Robert Eugene Otto, the youngest son, inherited the home. Gene and his wife Anne and family lived here until their deaths in the 70's. It is one of only a few authentic, original buildings on the island.
When Gene was a boy in the house, he had a beloved doll named Robert the Doll. It was given ...