Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Key West - Snorkel, Pool and Hemingway Day

This was my favorite day in Key West. We did so much!

Lainey and a vacation buddy (whom we already received a post card from to initiate a pen plan letter exchange) sat at a craft table creating all sort of cute things.


It's impossible to explain the beauty of Key West. We've been to many Florida destinations and this one is far superior to anything else.


Carter enjoyed a few non-alcoholic daiquiris. He loved it.



The pools were fabulous.


Blake might have spent more time making necklaces for Lainey and me than the girls at the table did. So cute.



The boys and I set out to snorkel and enjoyed a bit of fun here. The water was murky, so we didn't stay too long. Later in the day, Carter and I journeyed over to another pier and jumped right in and then swam to shore checking out the sea life. It's not for snorkeling, but underneath was known for much better for seeing critters.

This was a part of the trip that I will never forget. Snorkeling is so fun for our family and I love that the kids enjoy it, too.




Family beach volleyball. Our kids did well!




Later on, we took a walk over to yet another pier and watched the kids paddle board.





They were awesome!





I bribed Carter to go to the Hemingway Home and it worked. But, he couldn't resist acting miserable in this photo.


I, on the other hand, was elated.


The tour was excellent. 30 minutes, walks throughout the ground and home, interaction with the famous Hemingway cats and more. Highly recommend if you're in Key West.



Hemingway and his second wife, Pauline, installed the first swimming pool on the island.


One of the 48 cats on site and this one has 6 toes like many others.


Pauline said that Ernest suggested that the pool would cost a 'pretty penny'. It did. So, she implanted a penny in the ground and it's still there today.

Side note: I love his first wife, Hadley, more than Pauline, but I do love that she did this.


Kitties everywhere.



Our tour guide! He was super passionate about Hemingway. Loved hearing him talk.


Just after our tour, we walked to a beautiful cafe with views to grab a snack (and a daiquiri for Carter). So much fun spending time with Carter on our own. He's so smart and interesting. Adore him.


We ate at the Roof Top Cafe. Lobster gnocchi and crab cakes were devoured. Yum.


Just a random chicken walking the streets of Key West. This place is super weird, which make me love it more.


We returned home for dinner and to find the littles. Laine was in vacation mode dress.


We explored the tide pools before sunset, which was gorgeous.



We saw the sun go down off the pier above and were able to spot a barracuda from high above. Love the clear water in Key West.






Such a fabulous hotel, experience and highlight to our Key West portion of this mega-vacation we enjoyed.

Last day is up next! 

10 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

I thought the pool and penny at Hemingway were cool as well. Did ya'll go to the Truman White House? That was my favorite part of Key West in the 2 times that I went!

Cindy Donatelli said...

Love the pictures Casey!!

Jodee said...

Wow! What a fun day! Love the hammock picture!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Your kids are pretty good at vacation! I love Carter with the daquaris

Jboo said...

Wow! What a fabulous place! So fun to see your photos and hear all about it!

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