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10 Tickets to Paradise

22 Apr

Sunset View In Key WestLast week, my husband and I joined 8 of his family members on the island of Key West.  This was our first vacation since we got married almost 3 years ago. Neither of us had been to Key West before.  We had such a good time- ate great food, enjoyed a maragarita (or 7),  lost track of time, stayed up late, took in the sites, and came back with a rather bronze hue on our Anglo Saxon skin.

If you’ve never been before, I would strongly recoomend a trip to Key West….but not for 8 days.  The human body is not supposed to live that lifestyle for such a long period of time.  Plus, the island is only 1 mile wide by 4 miles long, so it’s pretty easy to see it all in a few days. Regardless, it was absolutely wonderful.  It was cathartic for both of us worker bees to get physically away from all things work-related for so long. The sand, sun, and memories made with family helped give us some perspective.

One thing I wish I would have known about this island paradise before traveling there is the chickens.  Chickens are everywhere and roam the streets like pigeons do in other cities.  They also start cockadoodledo-ing at around 5am every morning.  The first morning, it was kinda cool. The second morning, I wanted to march into the street in my pj’s and give them all a stern talking to.  By the third and fourth mornings, I was plotting terrible things for anything that so much gave a hint of a doodle-do.  Since we don’t do too many exciting things, I have to ration my fun among as many posts as possible. With that in mind, I’ll post a particularly hilarious chicken pic tomorrow.

It’s hard to do justice to the time we spent with family on vacation, so I thought I would share a few pics to help explain.

Living the Dream  Phil caught this nurse shark- no joke!