Today we docked in Key West, a quaint island town, just 90 miles from Cuba. With balmy weather and a mild breeze we took a trolly from the ship port to town while crossing the landing dock's of a U.S. Naval base. A giant ship was stately in appearance as we waived hello to the sailors watching.
Our snorkel excursion was cancelled due to rough waters in the bay, but our travelers ventured along the friendly streets of the Keys where they stopped on tour of such places like Ernest Hemingway's house where there were 50 cats (Hemingway was a cat lover) sauntering the grounds and welcoming visitors.
Visiting a local light house and forgetting I was afraid of heights, I took to the steps and soon found my legs a little wobbly as I climbed the windy and narrow metal stair case. I was not disappointed in facing my fears while taking deep breaths along the way to find an amazing view from above. I kept my back closely pressed to the wall of the light house as I travelled in a circle for many vantage points of the city including the ocean peppered with sail boats and Navy ships diligent in their service to guarding our coast lines.
My favorite part of the day was likely my choice in Key Lime Pie on a stick, a local taste of frozen key lime and pie filling covered in dark chocolate. I ate it too fast to take a photo but it looked like an ice cream bar covered in chocolate, however, a fresh new taste to me.
A pleasant afternoon nap covered in warm sea breeze and off to a reception and dinner with lovely fellow alumni travelers. Dinner includes our fabulous waiter Jorge who recommends the best dinner choices.