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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Key West

If it's possible to jam a week's worth of Key West stuff into one weekend, we accomplished it. We went to the Southernmost Point: Hemingway's house (my personal favorite):
Hopped around and saw all the popular bars and had drinks in a few of them (to have drinks in all of them truly would take all of one week -- maybe more). Here I am in the Hog's Breath Saloon, drinking one of their brews:
And we enjoyed the Sunset Celebration held in Mallory Square (I think it's so cool that every night everyone gathers to watch the sun set):
Plus, we saw the lighthouse, shopped, ate, went on a ghost tour (did not see any ghosts), shopped some more, walked back and forth across the island about 2 dozen times, ate some more, and, in general, enjoyed our short vacation. But, phew, I'm a bit worn out!

Oh yeah, and number of miles ran this weekend? 0. I guess since I was at MILE 0 that makes sense, but for a person training for a marathon this past week has been a running bust. It's hard with company and traveling, but I really do need to get my act together.

17 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Beautiful pictures, Jess!

edinburghrunner said...

Hog's Breath Saloon - what a great name for a bar.

CollegeGirl said...

Looks like you had fun!

L*I*S*A said...

Love the pics. Sounds like a great time. Don't sweat the non-running vacation. We all deserve that once in a while.

Did ya go to Margaritaville? Love that place, along with the Salty Dog.

Marcy said...

Are you throwing up some gang signs there? East Coast, East Coast :P

Looks like fun chica!!! Pfffffffttt forget running, who the heck wants to run on vacation?

Mom tried decaf once said...

Looks like fun!! Love the pics!

Wes said...

I've been to those places too! Thanks for tweaking my memories :-) Glad you had a good time!!

scott keeps running said...

i think hemingway would be glad.

Randy said...

Sounds like a great "quickie" get-away....it's good that you could kick back and enjoy. You will make up your mileage...

The Hog's Breath Saloon...now you need to go to Pagosa Springs, Colorado and drink at the Hog's Breath Saloon there.

Great photos too....

ws said...

Key West is the best place to visit - everyone is so carefree and oblivious of the real world...but you could have run the Southernmost 5K, I think it was this past weekend!

looks like a lot of fun and you have plenty of time to make up the miles...

Jess said...

WS: Yeah, the Southernmost 5K was on Saturday when I was there, and I brought my running stuff in case I decided to run it, but it was at 7:30 in the evening, and my family really wanted to do the sunset celebration (on the other end of town) and even though the sun doesn't set until about 8:20, the festivities begin earlier.

I wrestled with it: running or spending time with my family and seeing the sunset. Ended up going with the later.

Jess said...

Love the pictures! Looks like you had a great time. Don't worry about not running during vacay...we all need some fun time too!

Krista said...

Ugh - these pictures really make me want to go on vacation. Jealous ...

Mendy said...

Pics are great! Looks like you had a great time.

Neese said...

great photos! love that you were on the southern most point, can't get much more southern than that! :)

toughcookie7 said...

I've never been to Key West, but it reminds me a lot of St. Augustine, which I love.

streak said...

Love the pics and I enjoy the shows at Mallory square, every evening. I proposed in Key West and we still go there often as it is almost its own country. I TRIED running there once and it is tuff, lots of stop and going. Best to enjoy and relax while there.