Wednesday, March 29, 2017

"Key West- because you don't have to shovel sunshine" ~ Jackie Gibbons

And now, for Part II of our trip to Key West! I mentioned in my previous post that I'd never seen so many shades of blue. It's true. Between the sky and the water, shifting shades from morning till night. It's difficult to describe how the water is in Key West. It's right there. It's not a gradual beach that gets deeper and deeper. It's right there. The activity on the water is ceaseless.

Low wall separating land and water.

Another spot that we visited was "The Little White House". We were not permitted to take pictures inside as it is still considered a government residence. It's simplicity and charm cannot be overstated. Truman was known as the "Common Man's Man." It's easy to see why he would be comfortable staying here. From 1946 to 1952, he used the Winter White House exactly 11 times. He loved the anonymity it provided him. A quiet place, away from the crowds, in order to get his work done. 

During those stays, he often played cards late into the night with the Press Corps, and was known to sneak out at night, eluding the Secret Service so that he could wander the island on his own as a "Common Man".

One of the things that Key West is known for is spectacular sunsets. We were there only two evenings, and unfortunately, neither one of them shared the sunsets of lore. However, there can be no doubting that they were beautiful anyhow!

As we drove out to Key West , we travelled miles and miles with water directly on either side of us. We wondered aloud how the electrical poles, which were placed in the water, not on land, were serviced and repaired when needed. We had that question answered on our return trip!

Such a wonderful get away - a trip for all of the senses! I'm sure that we will do it again one day!


  1. Love the water, water everywhere! And the beautiful sunsets (thou not quite the "sunsets of lore"). I do hope to go there one day. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Extraordinary pictures. Makes me want to go to the beach