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Travel Blogs from Key West
... Many believed if you painted the front ceiling of your porch haint blue, it would look like water and keep the haints, (restless ghosts and bad spirits) from entering into your home, because as everybody knows, haints can’t cross water. In painting their porches blue, they trusted the spirits would be confused by the water-colored hues and tricked into thinking they couldn’t enter their home. ...
... read that. At any rate, we had a really good tour guide who got things off to the proper start by breaking out his flask and taking a big swig of dark rum. It was 10 in the morning. Things are little different here in Key West.
He gave a great half hour tour of the house, the grounds, the history, the wives and the polydactyl cats. I will leave you and Google to figure that out. There were four wives which are two more than I knew ...
... much in the evening other than sort out my flight home and eat dinner in the hotel! :-)
The next day we headed into the town and sent all of the postcards we had been meaning to send since Cartagena and went to see the most Southerly point in North America! We drove back up to Miami and Esky dropped me at the airport (having ignored all of the helpful directions offered by the SatNav)
... or ceiling. We were told there would be at least $100,000 in notes, and I believe that would be the case. It is just amazing, notes upon notes.
There was not one vacant spot. They also are well known for their yummy pizza's. And they certainly lived up to their name, Awesome!! We got chatting to the people next to us, (as Mike always does), and finds out anything and everything about the area, politics, history, and almost ...
... ready to find some smoothies before dinner at the Upper Crust Pizzeria. Smoothies were $5.99 each and we each had one. Gino's reaction was so funny, that the lady helping us just started laughing despite herself. She couldn't argue with the sticker shocked look he gave her. She even suggested that at these prices, the smoothies should come with a little something extra in them.
We wandered down Duval St. window shopping ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility