4.25.2012

Key West, Baby!

I had a crazy fun-filled trip to Key West to celebrate my upcoming 40th birthday over the weekend. We visited some old favorites on this 4th trip to our favorite island, and found some new favorites! I pinned every place worth visiting on my Key West Pinterest Board if you need some ideas for your own trip someday. Here is a photo collage of some good times:
Photos from left to right:

1. Fishing for yellowtail snapper (I got seasick near the end of our tour and we had to cut it short)
2. My own yellowtail catch...a little too small to keep!
3. A super windy day at Fort Zachary State Park
4. Pool diving contest winner!
5. The birthday girls in our custom "J & H Saloon" t-shirts
6. Sunset at Mallory Square on "D-Day"!
7. Late night dancing at Sloppy Joe's Bar
8. Late night bar photos
9. The start of "D Day"!

Some of my favorite memories of the trip were fishing out on the ocean with my friends. We were hot and stinky and sick afterward and perfectly happy!

We rode our bikes around Fort Zachary State Park, watched surfers, took crazy photos, and acted silly. We hit the pool then wandered on down to Schooner Wharf to grab a beer and listen to Michael McCloud sing to us all afternoon.

 It was here that "D. Day" was born - Dirty Day! Somehow I convinced my sister-in-law to skip showers, hair, and make up and begin our night as-is.  We rode our beach bikes all over town and bar hopped from one end to the other well into the night, in our bathing suits and beach hats and had a blast!

On a super rainy day we spent the afternoon playing pool and darts and drinking Bloody Mary's at The Green Parrot and munching on Bobalu's Pizza. After the rain broke we wandered down to Duval just in time to see the Drag Races....DRAG as in drag queens!

 You haven't seen anything until you've watched 6 foot plus drag queens in platform heels and tu-tu's race through an obstacle course in the street! We are trying to download photos from our phone. I'll add them soon!

8 comments :

  1. Great pics! Looks like you had a blast. Happy 40th! (I think you'll find that the early 40's are your best)

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  2. Sounds like you had fantastic time. Happy 40th.

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  3. Looks like so much fun! Happy Birthday Jennifer!! :)

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  4. Happy 40th Birthday!
    Key West is where we are going to retire. I've never been there that I haven't had a great time. I'm so glad you had fun and was tickled to see you mentioned my brother-in-law-Michael McCloud :-)

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    1. Love Michael's song "She got a butt"! Of course, someone requested Toby Keith which sent him over the edge - why do they do that to him??

      Looks like you and I are going to retire together, meet you at Schooner's!

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  5. "Go Jen, go go go Jen!" (sorry, first thing that popped into my head for the dancing picture) It looks like you had a well deserved, fabulous time!

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  6. "KUTCHIE PELAEZ" DOESN'T LIVE IN KEY WEST ANYMORE, AND NEITHER DOES JIMMY BUFFETT. BUT MICHEAL MCCLOUD STILL LIVES IN KEY WEST.
    YEA, GO MICHEAL, TOBY CAN JUST KISS YOUR ASS.

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