KEY WEST OR BUST [PART II]

12/12/13

Key West was nothing what I imagined, it was better! Just picture very cute and very old southern homes, a New Orleans downtown kind of vibe with some wild chickens running around on the side and people drinking out of coconuts. We made sure to check out some historical sights like Ernest Hemingway's home, the Old Post Office and Customshouse and the Southernmost point buoy (which stands as a marker for the southernmost point in the continental United States). We took in the sites, walked along Duval street as much as our legs would let us, ate some incredible dessert, put our feet in the ocean, and drove home to a beautiful sunset listening to Christmas music. Thanks for the memories Sarah and Jared!!
Have you been to Key West? 
We hunted down "Sloppy Joe's Bar" which was a frequent stop for Ernest Hemingway back in the day. It was so much fun looking at his works, photographs and dancing along to live music. The boys were definitely happy with their very, very sloppy joe's. 
Loved following these little chicks all along Duval street. You could find them on practically every street corner.
Pretty much the only beach on Key West. Who knew?!?!

57 comments:

  1. The chicks look so cute! x
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  2. wow, what an amazing time... and your adorable on that last photo... :)
    xx
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  3. Looovely pictures with such vibrant colors, I wanna move there! We're freezing our asses off here ;)!

    xx
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  4. Great place to travel and the images are gorgeous you look beautiful the food looks delicious.
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  5. awesome pictures! wish i was in sunny florida right now! xx

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  6. I never been there, looks pretty! And those chicks omg, so cute! XO

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  7. That looks like way too much fun!!!!!

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  8. Never been but it look pretty over there! you are sooo lucky to live in America.

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  9. Gorgeous photos!! This looks amazing!

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  10. it looks so picturesque! gorgeous photos you look beautiful!

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  11. Key West has always been on my bucket list! These photos are lovely!

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  12. This looks like so much fun! And such beautiful pictures...makes me want to go :)

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  13. Great photos, you are lovely <3 Kisses!!!

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  14. Gorgeous photography! It looks like a fun trip.

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  15. love that last pic. we've been meaning to do a quick getaway to key west but kept missing the opportunities. hopefully in the future!

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  16. Oh yep there it is- my dream home. This place is heaven!

    xo

    Michaela

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  17. Thank you for visiting my blog! ;)
    Fantastic photos! It was a graet trip :)

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  18. Lovely photos- which I'm living vicariously through, as the weather looks so warm and the scenery is gorgeous. Currently 25 degrees here in KC, yuckkkk. ;)

    Happy Thursday, doll!

    -Ashley
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  19. Gorgeous-ous-ous pictures x
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  20. You look beautiful :)
    Iovely pics :)

    Kiss
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  21. Definitely going to be bookmarking this post. As a Florida native since birth it's kinda sad to say I haven't been to Key West yet but after reading about all the hot spots and seeing these beautiful photos I must visit soon. Btw quiches are amazing, easy to make, and something you must try
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  22. I've never been to Key West and simply must put it on my places to go. I would've loved stopping at Sloppy Joe's for the Ernest Hemingway factor. I think it's so neat where to visit spots where great artists and writers frequented. This looks like it was a lovely trip!

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  23. that sloppy joe bar looks like THE SHIT!!!

    Seriously my fiance doesn't like them.
    And I die.
    The Best.

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  24. Ahh this is such a colorful, adorable place! I think I did read an article or interview somewhere about Ernest Hemingway and his days in Florida... he seemed like a fascinating character!

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  25. What a beautiful place.
    The food is looking great.
    I loved her dress, TJ! :D

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  26. that looks soooo pretty!

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  27. aaah looks like such a fun time. All the colours are so vibrant I love it and those cars <3
    xo

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  28. i have to admit, i've been totally against florida since the last time i went there. mostly because of the extreme heat & humidity... but you're posts really are making me reconsider my rash decision of never wanting to go back, to wanting to go back immediately. it looks like you live in a constant land of summer & it looks so fun. your posts make me want to go & discover all of these places for myself. i love the pictures!

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  29. So jealous... this looks like absolute HEAVEN. I love FL! :)

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  30. Aw, it looks like you had a great trip!! I haven't been to Florida in a while but this makes me want to go back! xx

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  31. Looks like ya'll had a great time! I haven't been to Key West but I actually have heard about some great eating out there. Def on my bucket list!

    x
    Liz
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  32. amazing place, WOW! Enjoy

    <3

    xx
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  33. Incredible pictures and place!! Which camera/lens do you use?! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  34. I love the cool buildings! I had no clue this was what Key West looks like. Now I really wanna go!

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  35. perfect trip! you look stunnin on that blue dress!
    love, Bárbara

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  36. Aw those vintage cars are so charming and the weather looks pretty amazing! Fab pics! You are so sweet to stop by...Happy End of the Week Darlin :)

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  37. looks like a wonderful time!!! I'm so jealous of the weather!!!

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  38. I love going to Key West. My family used to go once a year and I loved going to the Hemingway house!

    XO Lourdes

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  39. wanna be there - winter time sucks
    greetings Lorá :)

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  40. Just looks like the epitome of a great day out TJ! Can't wait for part three ;)

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  41. What a beautiful place! The last photo of you is so cute :) oh and those little chicks... how adorable! x Hayley-Eszti

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  42. I have always always wanted to visit Key West! Something about it seems so whimsical and fun. Your pictures are beautiful and sounds like it was such a fun trip!

    p.s. I love that you said "lover of messy hair" in your little bio. Me too!! Though mine isn't nearly as messy since I cut it all off. Love a girl with messy hair though! And hey, thanks so much for coming by my blog!

    perfectly priya

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  43. OMG! What an amazing trip! I would love to go to Sloppy Joe! ^^
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  44. WOW!!! Amazing photos and you look stunning!


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  45. My my, love the photo diary and you look gorgeous!

    xx
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  46. Cute photos! Looks like fun! xx

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  47. So pretty . I hope my family and I visit there.. your so lucky :O)

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  48. I love Key West! I've been more than a dozen times and it never gets old. Please tell me you tried Key Lime Pie on a stick? So yum!

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  49. Fantastic pictures...!!
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