Hello everybody! I am writing today's guest post in Key West, Florida, where my girlfriend Lara and myself have been staying since this past Thursday. We flew into Miami, Florida, and headed straight to Miami Beach so Lara could find a bathing suit. Lara is more concerned about fashion than myself, see; I bought swim trunks for $20 at a place where I could have bought a second pair for only $35. Lara, however, wants a bit more out of a bathing suit, and as of now she is still looking for one.
Before beginning the four hour drive from Miami to Key West, we decided to get dinner while in Miami Beach. We could have eaten at many places on the way to Key West that all sounded fairly amazing, but Lara and I wanted Cuban food and could not wait any longer.
More specifically, I wanted to try a Cuban sandwich made by Cubans in an American city as close to Cuba as you can get without flying through Canada to Havana and fibbing upon returning to the U.S. My mother's Cubanos are one of my favorite things in the world, and I just couldn't imagine how any Cubano could be better! I had to try one and see.
The Cuban restaurant was fantastic. But how did the Cubano compare to my mother's? I'm afraid you'll have to wait for that answer! In a little over a day here, we've had enough good food that I'll be dedicating a separate post just to our culinary adventures here. Stay tuned!
And so, onward to Key West.
One of the many chickens that live around here. You can just make out her babies behind the garden hose, though they are very well camouflaged against the gravel and leaves.
A very funny sign we saw along Duval Street.
I didn't mind the weather, personally. The vague gloom accentuated the character of this place. And although I rarely use the word 'funky', that is the most appropriate adjective that comes to mind. Although there are some tourist traps here, there is no denying the casual weirdness of this place.
After this, we went to a local marine and got to see a multitude of sharks and turtles, but as this entry is already running very long, that will have to wait for another day. Thanks so much for reading, everyone!
-The Blog Tech