Friday, March 30, 2007

Sunset at Mallory Square







We've been to Key West many, many times and the sunsets at Mallory Square never cease to entertain and awe me. There are vendors and street performers and a portable bar run by a Cuban man who made the best mojitos I've ever had in my life! Two of our favorite acts were the tight rope walker and the unicycle guy who juggled fire sticks. The latter kept up a light hearted banter with the crowd and the former kept us in suspense as he would teeter and almost fall often.

The highlight of any visit to Key West has the be the actual sun set itself. The drama is intensified by drifting clouds, sailboats crossing in front of each other and the oohs and aahs of the crowd at the constantly changing vista as the sun sinks lower and lower into the horizon. Most visitors toast as the last rays vanish and other applaud Mother Nature's gaudy goodnight.

The food we had was all awesome but the Key Lime pie on a stick had to be my all time favorite!

Today we are off with our friends to the villages of Matlache and Bokeelia on Pine Island...Matlache is an artists' colony with lots of fun, kitchy galleries and Bokeelia is home to an 'old Florida' restaurant that serves the best crunchy grouper! Kayaking was a blast yesterday and Jerry and I did about 6 miles~

7 comments:

Pam in Moncton said...

Oh Joles! What great pictures and thanks for helping bring back the memory of the Key Lime pie on a stick. It is very yummy!
Pam

:Jayne said...

Now I AM homesick for a return trip to Key West! The sunset, the entertainment, and MOJITOS! Ahhh! That has to be the life!

:J

Anne said...

Oh, the memories you bring back! I LOVE the picture of the sailboat in front of the sun, that is awesome! Glad you're having so much fun, but miss you at home!!
xoxo

Rosy said...

Love those pictures! Sounds like you had a great time! :)

Kip said...

That key lime pie looks to die for...I want some NOW!!

mae said...

Sounds like a travelogue! I can almost smell the salty air and feel the breeze in my hair.

Mae

madelineas said...

OOH that key lime pie on a stick looks so yummy. Sounds like you are having a great time.