Key West trip

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Mavagrand, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Spent the weekend in Key West for my niece's wedding. The weather was great...about 90* and not a rain cloud in sight. First time in Key West so it was a learning experience (wow!!). Not comfortable with a lot of the night life, but you can't beat the ride and the views down there. Thought I would share the pix with you guys. Ride safe.
     

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  2. smkinnan

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    how 'bout them chickens? ;) (and the roosters) hehehehhehe
     
  3. drbcwp

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    We did that trip on March 1st of 2009, bad timing, northeaster that week, so windy, we thought we were going to die, the wind would blow you across the yelow line
     
  4. hammerhead pat

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    When you go to Key West and reach Duval Street, go right, not left!! That's the " alternative lifestyle" part of town!!
     
  5. Mavagrand

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    Funny you mention the chickens..my wife kept taking pictures of them, had to chase one down just for a photo. I live in the country and told her we would get some chickens. Now the roosters...naaaaaa, don't need no roosters. :)
     
  6. Gas Gauge

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    Thanks Mavagrand for the pic's.

    Like I said previously, my brother is flying in from Las Vegas and we are heading to Key West from Galveston October 31 after we stop for the Lone Star Rally, hugging the Gulf Coast the whole way. Stopping in Lakeland Fla. to pick up our Uncle. He loves Key West and will be our tour guide. I'm an old parrot head and will be looking for all things Buffett.

    Any suggestions for a nice dinner and (ice) cold beer? My brother thinks he'll be catching and cooking our dinner every night.
     
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  7. springer03

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    Gonna make that trip one of these years:bigsmiley28:
     
  8. Mavagrand

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    Sounds like you guys have planned a great trip. Your gonna love Florida in Oct/Nov (long as there are not hurricanes, been slow this year so you should be OK). It is a surprisingly long ride from Lakeland to the Key West (figure 8 - 9 hours) and, once you get to Key Largo, you may think you've arrived but you still have 2.5 hrs till you get to Key West. It is a good ride all the way. If you want a scenic route take US Hwy 27 all the way to I75..it is a little longer but a better see than the Turnpike. Once your in Key West try the "Red Fish Blue Fish" restaurant (corny name but the Corona was nice and cold). They were good for us. Margaritaville was closed for remodelling but should be open for you. Stay away from SloppyJoe's it is overrated and LOUD. By the way, bring your debit card, it is expensive down there.
    Your bro may be right. My niece and her husband went on a snorkelling/fishing trip. Caught plenty of fish AND two lobsters. have fun
     
  9. jaceddie

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    Made that trip the first week on January this year. Had a wonderful time, but the ride home to Ohio was rather chilly.
     
  10. Gas Gauge

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    We're going from Lakeland to Miami in the morning, hitting South Beach, spending the night and heading out over the ocean right when the sun is breaking on the horizon.

    Yea, we are trying to avoid major highways the whole way.

    (one fish, two fish) Red Fish Blue Fish it is, I'll tell them you gave them the thumbs up!

    I'm with you, I'm not interested in being "seen" partying and having to scream to be heard. I'm there to relax, turn my chair to the east in the morning to watch the sun come up, and turn it to the west in the evening to watch it go down. Keep the beer cold and have some nice meals in between, if we can catch our food all the better.

    Thanks for the reply!