Thursday, July 22, 2010

Key West Bound

I'm off to Key West, Florida for a long weekend and a much needed getaway.  Key West is commonly known as America's Caribbean and since I am such a beach bum, I'm excited to explore this island.  Just to let you know, it's going to be quiet around here for a few days, but once I return, I will have some book reviews to post since I plan to get  a lot of reading done on the plane and under a palm tree.


I've been to Key Largo, but never to Key West.  Have any of you gone? Any recommendations?  


Many people have told me how great the restaurants and bars are. I'm excited to check them out.   Of course my husband, Mike, wants to buy Key Lime Pie, which you can apparently get on a stick and smothered in chocolate.  I am dying to see Hemingway's House, which is where he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls, Death in the Afternoon, The Green Hills of Africa, and To Have and To Have Not.  Plus, I hear it is Hemingway Days while we are there, which Mike thinks I especially planned our trip around, but I swear it's a coincidence.  :)  We also want to visit Harry Truman's Little White House, where he spent eleven working vacations during his presidency.  Not a bad gig, right?  And lastly, I must check out the Pirate and Shipwreck Museum as well.....especially since I know some pirates at home whom are especially fond of rum.  


I hope everyone has a great weekend and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a signed copy of We Hear the Dead and my other giveaway for Shadow Hills.  


I'm off to Margaritaville,


 (Pictures from parrotkeyresort.com)

3 comments:

  1. Enjoy! I love the slow pace of the keys :)

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  2. Wait a second. Key Lime pie on a stick and *smothered* in chocolate?! That is Kris Heaven right there. :) Those pics are gorg, btw. So quaint and peaceful looking. Have a wonderful vacation, Christina! Can't wait for you to post your trip pics when you get back :D

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