Saturday, April 25, 2009

Key West

Here I am in The Conch Republic.
I flew into Miami and drove down to Key West.  The sun was still asleep when I started the drive, about a 3 hour drive.  As the sun started to peak onto the horizon, I noticed the sliver of moon and bright star right above it.  It was the coolest image, but my camera was in the suitcase in the trunk...and I was on a mission to get to the hotel.
After flying 9 hours, sleeping about 4 1/2 of it, and then having to drive, alone, for 3-4 hours...I just kept the beautiful sky in my mind and not on my camera!

So why am I here?  Am I crazy traveling AGAIN?
Well, yes...I am crazy, but mostly this is a fact finding mission. 
We are considering buying a house here in Key West.  
It is a great time for buyers, and a house is sounding really nice!

The trip has been worth it.  So far, I have seen two properties that are worth the trip...and one that we am seriously thinking of making an offer.

I have had the chance to enjoy Duval Street and all the crazy goings on that happen there...the tourist shops, the fortune tellers, the drunkards, Mallory Square at

 sunset, the great scallops I had last night for dinner!  (though I did quite a few looks while eating alone in a popular tourist destination!)

Anyways, I'll keep you updated and be back home on Monday!
Hope you all enjoy a great weekend!


Brenda said...

Wow, what a fun place to buy a house! I love Key West, beautiful weather! Hope you find something.

Betty said...

What a quick trip! You really are getting around these days... :)
I hope you find a nice place and would love to see some pic´s once you decide on which one you buy.

PJ said...

Key West!! Great place to find a house.

BLOGitse said...

Key West doesn't ring a bell!
Pls tell more, why there? Are you originally from there or
are you going to move there later on, after your expat years?

curious, me? NO! :)

mythopolis said... hard to keep up with you!!! : ) I love the Keys!

Scriber's Web said...

How exciting! Key West is a wonderful place. Have a fabulous time and do keep us posted!

ann said...

Ooh sounds fun!

mythopolis said...

In my amazement that you were in Key West, I forgot to tell you how cool the posted photos were! I also forgot to say that, if you DO get a place in Key West, you will definitely need some art! Hint!

Nicole said...

Best of Luck and have fun :)

Jodi said...

Good luck with your decision! That seems like a great place to buy a house! HAVE FUN!

Calandria said...

a house in the conch republic doens't sound half bad. :)