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Welcome To Thompson’s Island… Sorry, I Meant Key West!

Upon return of a friends visit from Key West he asked me about Thompson’s Island to which I responded “Where’s that?”. He then replied “That’s the prior name of Key West”. Since he shares the same last name as the former island I asked “Does that make it your island now?” as in staking a claim. I actually found it quite intriguing and said “I see a future blog coming out of this!” That future is now… thanks J. Thompson! Here’s the scoop on the establishment of Thompson’s Island now called...

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Florida Key’s New Emergency Warning Sirens

Is this the Florida Keys newest tourist attraction? Maybe not, but it is one of the Florida Keys newest additions! But what is it? From out of nowhere I could see it rising above the surrounding trees, it can’t be a power pole it’s too tall. Getting out of my car and walking towards the sky-scrapping pole my neck and eyes peered upward to what appeared to be a super-sized speaker. (seen below in a super close-up photo) Using myself as a gauge (seen above), I can tell that this stands nearly 52′ tall into the Florida sky. At its base a sign reads: ‘WHEN...

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Sharing A Beach With Sea Turtles

Ever shared a silver-sand beach with sea turtles? Well here you can… from of distance that is! Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles nest in these sands during the day instead of at night as all other sea turtles do. Look at one of the photos below, you can see that the red-colored walkway has lightened sections that from afar look non-disscript. Now look at the up close picture as a miniature turtle comes into focus. Who knows, depending on the time of year you visit, you might actually be on the beach at the same time as turtles! You can find these tiny embedded images of sea turtles just...

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Conch Shell Cutie!

How cool is this! We had stopped by to get my long-awaited photo with the ‘Pink Ape’ made famous by Adam Richmond on one of the episodes of the Travel Channel’s Man-V-Food Nation. We were then approached by a gentlemen coming out of the store in the background who said “You ought to get a picture of her laying down in the conch shell!” And so we did! Boys, this is my ‘Conch Shell Cutie’, I suggest you head on down the Keys and photograph one of your own! You can find this goliath sized conch shell sitting exactly beside the pink ape at Mile...

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Lighthouse With A View

 Some things in life need no explanations at ALL. Let me tell you; “Standing at the top of an inland lighthouse looking over the entire city of Key West is one of them!” You just simply ENJOY it! You can find Key West’s historic inland lighthouse at 938 Whitehead Street across from Ernest Hemingway’s House. Entrance fee per person $10, children 6 and under $5. That’s as hard as it gets!                           Shoestring Weekend

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The Rip Off Shop

The Rip Off Shop I simply call this one ‘Honesty in Advertising’! If you shop here, you will get ripped off and I LOVE IT! I call it as I see it and this is indeed a clever concept in naming your business. I’ve always enjoyed hearing of and seeing a business taking advantage of their similarities or multiple meanings of words such as the Hockey Store called ‘Puck You!’. I can only think of one funnier named business that I’ve ever seen, in the city of Big Dam the junk was correct in calling itself ‘Big Dam Mess’… how awesome...

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K-Mart’s Oceanic Mural

Wow, how beautiful is this! Probably the WIDEST oceanic mural in the Florida Keys! I’d venture to say that it’s one of the most ornately painted K-Mart stores in the entire country! Believe it or not, it’s in our own backyard at Mile Marker 50.1 oceanside on US-1. YOU CAN’T MISS this oceanic wonder on the left hand side of the road as you drive thru the beautiful city of Marathon heading south. Stop and enjoy this painted splendor, it’s a good stopping point almost half way down the Keys for a photo and stretching your legs. This is...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream!” Speech

Look what I’ve found in Key West! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famous “I Have A Dream!” speech. King lived from Jan. 15th, 1929 to April 4th, 1968 when he was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. He gave his famous speech on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil...

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We Biked The ENTIRE Island Of Key West!

Riding a bike in Key West is extremely popular and one of the most relaxing past times. As avid bike riders, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend 35 hours of our lives enjoying ALL of the scenic beauty, historical sites & oddities this vacation wonderland has to offer. YES it’s true, we biked the ENTIRE island of Key West! EVERY public street, alleyway, paved & dirt road (seen below), behind and around EVERY building & church, crisscrossing EVERY intersection finding countless hidden gems throughout. It took us 6 different weekends, 1...

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Got Fish?

Got Fish? This subdivision does! Here’s one for all you fishermen, fisherwomen, & fisherkids. (I hate having to be so politically correct these days) No matter where I drive I’m constantly looking for new attractions while subconsciously aware of street names as I pass. Here’s five consecutive ones you can’t miss: Bonito Lane, Sailfish Lane, Tarpon Lane, Snapper Lane, Wahoo Lane, & Lois Lane… hmmm, that’s six… Oh sorry, Lois Lane is Superman’s reporter girlfriend from the Metropolis Daily Planet not a fish…...

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