I’m not sure if it was soft white sand and turquoise waters, or the diversity of the island’s nightlife or the awesome people who welcomed us into their community there, but something made Key West one of our favorite spots so far.
We were only planning on staying in Key West for a couple of days and ended up there for almost two weeks. This is due largely to two different houses that took us in thanks to www.couchsurfing.org. We had an extra room in a beachfront condo with a beautiful view and a Jacuzzi.
One evening we found our way to a rooftop patio where the locals go to watch the sunset and avoid the crowds of Mallory square. We watched the sun soak the buildings below as a musician sang above the light hum of conversation. Just as the sun touched the water with the most amazing sunset I think I’ve ever seen, we stood and danced as the singer broke into “At Last”* and I felt like Key West was romancing us to stay.
If you want to see more pictures from Key West (including pictures of Ryan and Eisley chasing roosters) click here. -Lane