After spending yesterday in Islamorada, I decided to drive the 80 miles to the southernmost point in the United States and spend a day in Key West.
Key West is like a different world after spending hours driving down route one through various islands connected by bridges, you enter what is essentially a small city.
Key West is similar to the wild west, in that it has an anything goes atmosphere and you are never sure what you are going to see next.
I made my way down to Duvall Street along with the throngs of tourist to do the touristy things.
I rented a motor scooter and began to explore this eclectic island.
My island adventure led me to Fleming Street where I found the Help Yourself Cafe and decided to go in, sit down and see what it was about.
I immediately took to the Bohemian atmosphere and was even more pleased to find a Matcha Green Tea Latte on the menu.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Matcha, it is a type of specially grown green tea that is loaded with antioxidants and has an earthy, grassy flavor.
The best guide to learning about Matcha that I have found is at MatchaConnection.com.
The Matcha Green Tea Latte was pretty good, maybe not the best I’ve had, but only because I make my own that I absolutely love.
I got back on the motor scooter with a jolt of new found energy from the Matcha Latte and made my way to the corner of Whitehead Street and South Street to find the southernmost point in the United States.
And wallah, here it is!
From there I made my way back to Duvall Street where I went into the Famous Sloppy Joes Bar and had a mojito.
Yes, only one this time!
Sloppy Joes was a combination of tourists in flowered shirts and locals that looked they were attached to the bar stools for years.
As the day was getting later, I made my way down to Mallory Square to catch the most famous show in Key West.
The entertainment in Mallory Square takes the form of multiple street performers tackling everything from juggling to tightrope walking and more.
But those are not the most famous show in Mallory Square.
Yes there is a daily gathering to witness one of the most beautiful forces of nature.
Watching the sunset in Mallory Square is almost a spiritual experience and I got goosebumps when the large crowd erupted in applause as the sun disappeared.
Overall, I liked Key West, although I see why some call it Key Weird and I’m not sure that I would want a steady diet of it.
But it sure was fun to visit…