Poor boy, he swam towards me and hugged me soooo tight. He put his head on my head, just to make sure he would stay afloat! I got help from noodles.
I was craving Cuban food and since it was my birthday, it was agreed that we would all go to El Siboney in Key West. BTW, if you’ve never been, it’s off the beaten path, towards the southern part of the island, the food is incredible and you don’t have to eat for a week afterwards. I ordered my favorite which is Palomilla Steak with white rice, black beans and tostones. Yumm!
After being totally satisfied, we went into town for some souvenir shopping as Bruce and Mary Clare would be leaving the following day.
While there, we saw many people in costumes and wild dresses made to be worn by those who have been blessed with hourglass figures, except this lady had not had an hourglass shape in a long time. Nevertheless it was amazing how this outfit stretched!
We then went to Sunset Pier and Malory Square to watch the well-known Key West sunset. As expected, we enjoyed a great sunset and as a bonus we also saw what I’ve only read about in Shades of Grey. A young guy had a dog leash with a short lead being held by the girl sitting next to him. We happened to be standing right behind them. I’m not usually speechless, but in my attempt to be tactful (?) since I was so close to them, just opened my mouth and nothing came out.
On second thought, he might just look a bit like a bulldog and just maybe he does need a leash? Perhaps not, bulldogs are much cuter. Hmmm, oh well. Again, I digress.
Looking at the water, while the sun was setting, two beautiful dolphins swam by. That was just the perfect way to bring our friends’ weekend here in Key West to and end before they have to return to work (yuck).
Bye for now! We’ll keep you posted.
Where to start…..
We walked by the Smallest Bar, which is really no bigger than my closet was. Max capacity – maybe 4 (thin people) plus the bartender?
The photograph below is not blurry, you are actually seeing this from my perspective. Notice – no wee wee on the guy to the right – probably hibernating. Haha.
Talking about people watching, John thought that we should all be exposed to a very special but well-known bar in the area. We went to the rooftop of this establishment and it was a clothing optional entertainment area where for obvious reasons no photography was permitted. Let me assure you, we all were in the clothing optional group and entered solely for “educational purposes”. We danced, drank and had a great time. Everyone pretty much kept to themselves or with the party they came with. However, as the night wore on, I was beginning to see things that even major surgery could not possibly repair. I knew that as we aged “things” tend to go south. Well, the things I saw were in “Antartica”, that’s how far south they were. I saw more eggplants and wee wee’s in so many sizes, colors and shapes than I will ever care to recall. Thank goodness for strong alcohol.
Below us on the streets, the body painting had begun.
Saw a woman, no was it a man? No wait, it’s was a woman, oh dear, it’s a whatever!
On our way to grab a cab back, we just had to stop by Coyote Ugly.
This is a pretty neat place where women climb on the bar and attempt to dance, while drunk of course, without falling off. Quite a feat if you ask me.
This was only Friday, and it was only the tip of the iceberg. We would return on Saturday!
To those who are unaware, Stone Crab season began on October 15th so guess what we had for dinner?
In the meantime, everyday we would wake up to a gorgeous view from the inside of our unit.
These are some of the beautiful sunsets we have the privilege to enjoy!
We had the amazing good fortune to reconnect with several couples, whom we have known for many, many years. Rich and Sandy Mahshi and Alan and Jackie Thayer. John has known Rich since 1968 and was in their wedding in 1982. Our friends of over 20 years, Alan and Jackie Thayer, also came by for dinner and stayed to watch one of the many gorgeous sunsets we had the opportunity to enjoy. We befriended a really fun couple, Ken and Renee Diaz. They are the exact opposite of us. She is the “Gringa” and he is Cuban and happens not to speak Spanish. Ken and Renee would sit on the bench (shown above) and we would sit on camping chairs every evening to watch the sunsets. He did not care for Jackson licking his legs. Unfortunately, that was all Jackson wanted to do. We just couldn’t keep him away. It got so bad, I had to ask if he was wearing some cream or something. It so happened that he used coconut oil, Jackson’s favorite. He stopped using it and it slowed Jackson down, but boy was he a magnet. We also met an older couple, Jack and Jill. Really, those were their names. He was a retired embalmer (Funeral Director) and she, a retired nurse. To those who know me well would then understand what came next. I asked if when she took care of the living would she give a parting gift – her husband’s business card – you know – for when the time came. I also had no qualms to ask whether he had ever practiced on her for makeup and hairdo’s, which after much laughter from others, it happened that he did! I guess you’d have to think of him as the hairdresser and makeup artist for the everafter. Eewwww. Anyway, sorry I digress.