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It's nice to have you back and writing, Brian. Along with your Photobucket blog, it appears that you guys are ensuring some awesome childhood memories for your boys.

BTW, while you we're out, I got what I'll need to join you out there!
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A few words of warning though for those with kids (and maybe without):

Got hit by a prostitute not long after dark... in the middle of the street!! Alcohol use is HEAVY and the chicks do hit on the guys as much or more than the other way around. Had a friends cell phone stolen at a bar. Basically, after dark, it gets crazy. .......
I've been twice. This is exactly my memory of the place. I also agree there is more to it, but this is dominant, IMO.

I'm an early riser and walk the streets around dawn, hunting for a cup of coffee. Drunks are usually found that either slept on benches or are still up from the night before.

I like a good beer bash as much as the next guy, but I would really need to be in the mood to go again.

The suggestion to stay in Marathon and head to KW when the mood strikes, sounds like the best advice to me.
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Fantastic post Brian. Awesome pictures and the perfect amount of detail, well written too. Thanks. I am green with envy.
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Re: Key West

I always enjoy Key West as well. Skip the tourist crap on Duvall Street, especially at night or when they release the cruise ship passengers into town.

It is a great little town for bike riding. There is some good Cuban food in town and some decent hole in the wall restaurants off the main drag (no pun intended). The sunset festivities are fun. A trip by car to the state park at Bahia Honda is a must.

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If you are retired military, they have bases there you can put your boat for a LOT cheaper. We have a retired military friend that showed us around the bases. They look pretty nice. The bases will be a ride to Duval, but the cost will be a lot better.

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I've been to KW while on the USNS Appache.
I'm looking forward to being there on the s/v Patient Lady, both at Sigsbee and Boca Chica.

36 bucks a foot per month is way to high for my budget.
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Re: Key West

Would one of the murderators please move this post to the proper section.....Introductions......not sure I have seen the person before,,,,and that mut, damn fugly looking thing I must say.....kids are not to bad either, nor is the women, that other human, can we say it is human?!?!?!?!?

obviously they did not sail the SLOOOOOW boat in puget sound, or at least not this summer as of yet........

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Would one of the murderators please move this post to the proper section.....Introductions......not sure I have seen the person before,,,,and that mut, damn fugly looking thing I must say.....kids are not to bad either, nor is the women, that other human, can we say it is human?!?!?!?!?

obviously they did not sail the SLOOOOOW boat in puget sound, or at least not this summer as of yet........

Marty and mr cuteness Winston!
Aww, c'mon Marty the dog is cute. Now the owner, OMG
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Re: Key West

Thanks a bunch for the post and pics! Key West is a jewel indeed. Ditto on dockage, the Dockmaster told me it is cheaper in the dead of summer, but it is HOT then. He also told me that there is a 20 YEAR WAIT LIST for a permanent slip at the Bight.
Plenty to do on the island- most parts away from Duval are much calmer- the Butterfly Conservatory, the Lighthouse, the Hemingway house (they have 48 six-toed cats!), and some of the freshest, best seafood you will ever eat. And the Key West PINK SHRIMP! Happy Hours are good and plentiful. The best part for me is the SUNSET.

I seriously would love to retire there, but it is definitely expensive. Marathon might be more feasible, and the Transit buses run all the way to Marathon from KW. Sorry to sound like a walking ad for KW, but I have the KEYS DISEASE.
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Re: Key West

Brian,
Glad you guys are having such a great summer there.

I forgot you were in the Keys. My son took a job at Hawks Cay and I was in Marathon this weekend helping him move in. We did a 30 hour drive down in a UHual, a quick unload, got him settled and I was on a flight home.

Not much time to see the sights. Barely time for a cafe con leche - but now we have a good excuse to go down more often

Enjoy
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