Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Weekend Getaway in Key West

A few weeks ago the Mr. and I made our way to Key West for the 5th or 6th year in a row (I've lost count) and had a great weekend getaway. We got with the same group each year and have the best time!  I just love flying in and seeing that beautiful water! 

We always stay at the same house which is amazing. It's actually two separate houses, but one has a living and kitchen area and the other is just bedrooms. There is a pool in the middle, a ton of tropical plants and less than a block to the marina and only a few blocks away from the nightlife and restaurants Key West is known for. 

Our flight didn't arrive until late afternoon and I knew we would be heading to dinner shortly after so I wore my favorite Amazon Maxi Dress on the plain because it is so comfortable and I knew it could take me straight to dinner that night.  

After settling in we took the golf cart to dinner since reservations on this night were a bit further than walking distance. 

We at at a new restaurant we had never been to before called Firefly and it was amazing! 

It was southern food with a twist and so, so yummy! Our server said they were known for their fried chicken and we got a ton of appetizers to share and they were all delicious!  

We were all gushing over this biscuit.  This picture doesn't do it justice.  It was HUGE and melted in your mouth.  

The weather wasn't great on the weekend we chose to visit.  It was very windy and there were a lot of storms here and there.  Our first full day was going to prove to be the best so we got up early to go fishing.  

It was pretty choppy out there, but still fun and we were able to catch a pretty good amount of fish! 

Yellowtail was mainly what we caught and it as fun coming back to the docks because there are always tons of people walking around wanting to see what you bring back. 

After a quick regroup we went back out to do a little lobstering. And by "we" I mean the Mr. dives for the lobster...

...while I stay on the boat and relax with a drink.  :-) It's a win-win for both of us. 

This year the lobstering wasn't great earthier because most of them were too small, but they did manage to catch a few for us to bring home! 

That night we ate on Bourbon street and did the Key West thing...bar hoping and drinks before calling it a night.  

The next morning the weather was pretty overcast so we slept in and grabbed a quick lunch before heading back out on the water.  We ate at one of my favorites, Conch Republic Seafood Company.  

It is literally across the street from our house and right on the water. It's open air, they generally have live music and just a fun, laid-back atmosphere. 

There are roosters and chickens all over Key West that just roam the streets and I have gotten used to them over the years.  This was the first time I had ever seen one INSIDE of the restaurant though! 

After lunch we went out on the boat for a little while, but they had to drag me away from this sweet Manatee.  He was drinking from he hose that was at the dock and just hanging out there for the longest time.  

That night we got all decked out in our UGA stuff to watch our Dawgs play Notre Dame. It was such an exciting and fun game to watch!  

The next day the guys went out on the water again and I decided to stay back with a few of the other ladies since the water wasn't great and it was drizzly . I read, relaxed, did a little souvenir shopping for the kids and then we got all dolled up for dinner on our last night. 

We ate at Prime Steakhouse for our last night there and it never disappoints.  Such delicious steaks and family style sides with amazing wine.   

None of us wanted to call it a night so we made our final stop in Key West at Smoking' Tuna for drink and live music.  I had the frozen Moscow Mule and it was so good! 

It's always fun to get away, but I also love coming home. This time it was much easier to leave knowing we were going to be heading on a trip with our kiddos the very next day! I'll share about that next week! 

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