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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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Mr. Bean Is Plastered!

Pedro “Mr. Bean” is indeed plastered! (keep reading to find out where he get his name) You did notice that he chose the seat by the liquor cabinet right! This life-sized plaster cast statue has been adorned with what some call a ‘cobija’ or Mexican blanket. I found this hilarious happy-faced statue as I find nearly all of my topics… by walking in and around buildings and businesses expecting to find absolutely nothing. Every once in a while I stumble across something that makes me smile or laugh being worth photographing as in Pedro here. You can count on finding...

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Patterson Avenue Pocket Park

Welcome to the third in a series of Key West Pocket Parks. These are the size of small empty home lots that have been fenced-in and converted into FREE public parks for all to use. This is the smallest so far, approximately 25′ wide x 70′ deep. As you can see in the photos, it has several shade trees, a bench to sit on, patio brick type path way, & some so-called artwork. The artwork can be seen beside our bikes that looks more like a coat rack in which I hung my hat on! You can find the Patterson Avenue Pocket Park on… hmm, let me see, oh yeah I remember...

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25.8 Mile Back Road To Solitude

A throwback to yesteryear when roads were 2-lane, desolate, eerie and in the middle of nowhere with water on both sides for much of your 25.8 mile drive. That’s right, that road exists today as Card Sound Road, the alternate less used back road to Key Largo. Card Sound Road begins at Mile Marker 127.6 on US-1, you would then drive 16.6 miles to a flashing red light where you’d turn south towards Key Largo for another 9.2 miles ending up near Mile Marker 106.8 on US-1. If you’re wondering, staying on US-1 instead of Card Sound Road is indeed faster and only 20.8 miles long,...

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The Florida Key’s Newest Shark!

Seen here is one of the Florida Key’s newest sharks to make its appearance on tourist laden US-1. Located at Mile Marker 82.3 bayside where you’ll see it in the parking lot by the Sunset Inn pictured here. Its ominous steps & railings look more like your last steps to the gallows than a tourist trap! As always, these type of FREE PHOTO-OP attractions are erected with one purpose in mind… and that is to get potential customers like you and I to stop by and see it with hopes of you also walking into their shops after your photo-op with Jaws Jr. Well,...

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Coast Guard Station Marathon

Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Marathon, Florida. Though it’s not a tourist attraction, it does have a totally unique driveway entrance worth using your GPS to find and then pull over for a view of your own. Most drive by this entrance without ever noticing the two channel markers, one is a red triangle while the other is a green square that flank each side of its driveway. There’s all sorts of markers and buoys dotting the channels leading in and out of any harbor area. For those of you non-nautical landlubbers here’s a crash...

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Key West’s Civil War… Is It North or South?

Here’s what EVERYONE knows about the Civil War (April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865). It was a war between the Northern and the Southern states that seceded from the Union. Northern forces were led by Abraham Lincoln while the Southern by Jefferson Davis. Here’s what hardly ANYONE knows about the Civil War. Despite your first thought or what you learned in High School History class, Key West, Florida was the southernmost outpost for the Northern Yankees during the American Civil War! History books and teachers I’ve found seldom tell you the little known exceptions to the rule… in this...

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Southernmost Broken Cleat

What started out as a joke has become Key West’s most unlikely tourist attraction! At one time this cleat actually served a purpose and tethered boats to the docks. Now days it’s relegated to passers-by who point and laugh at such a silly take-off on the term ‘Southernmost’. We actually spoke to the person responsible for this most likely of attractions who told us of its origin. The Schooner Western Union used this cleat in past years for mooring till it eventually broke, one of his crew as a joke painted the words ‘Southernmost Broken Cleat, Key...

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600 Pound Scuba Mask

Have you ever wondered where the largest scuba mask in the Florida Keys is? Or better yet, have you ever wondered how much the Key’s largest scuba mask weighs? If you’ve wondered either then I’m truly wondering why! But anyways, the scuba mask stands about 6 feet tall and is affixed to the side of a building in 3D weighing an astonishing 600 pounds… I know because I weighed it! OK, I didn’t weight it, I was simply informed by the sculptor himself Jay Gogin who was watching me take the photo (TRUE) and said it was made of 600 pounds of fired clay. You can find...

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