Thursday, May 27, 2010

Life's So Easy Today

Doug & I just got back from a little vacation away. We traveled down to Key West, FL for a little rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun. I had never been to Key West, but there was a period of time when I almost moved there. I was looking for a back-up plan in case I didn't get in to grad school. I figured I could move down to Key West, write poetry, and do something random like bartend or drive a taxi. I had even started looking for places to live. Needless to say, I ended up in Los Angeles at school instead, but I never shook that desire to go to Key West. Two of my favorite wordsmiths made it their homes for a while - Ernest Hemingway and Jimmy Buffett.

Doug and I at the southernmost point in the continental United States. We actually heard a little rumor that it's no longer the southernmost point, but we still liked the buoy. It's hard to believe Cuba is only 90 miles away.
Key West

This is the view of the lighthouse from the Hemingway House. The Hemingway House is overrun with cats, many of which have six toes.
Key West

Every night, Key West has a "Sunset Celebration" where people flock to Mallory Square to watch the sun go down. Doug & I decided to have dinner on the water one night so we could be near the party and check it out. The scenery was so gorgeous. I was just trying to photograph the light dancing on the water and this guy flew through my photo. You can imagine how excited I was when I realized I caught him!
Key West

A very cool movie theater sign. I love movie theaters!
Key West

Even though Doug is not really in focus in this photo, I think it's one of my favorites of us from the trip. I love that you can see both our arms holding the camera in our sunglasses.
Key West

Obviously we took a million and one photos, but I won't bore you with all of them. Our vacation was wonderful and I would LOVE to visit Key West again (although I think I've gotten over my desire to live there).

4 comments:

Krista Photography said...

Yay for vacation! So glad you got to go and had such a wonderful time! :)

Jenny said...

I love that dress in the first picture!

Fabulous pics (no surprise there) but I think you need some more sunblock! ;)

Glad you had a wonderful time!

Rnormfoto said...

oooo! that movie theatre sign is GREAT!!!

Rachel said...

look at you, in your cute little fabulous "I'm in Florida!" dress!!! YOU = ADORABLE