Key West Escaping

What do you do when you need a quick escape and don’t want a long flight? You go to Key West. We flew in to Fort Lauderdale and then rented a car and drove down to Key West. A quick side note, if you choose to drive down at night, the drive is not fun. The visibility is minimal and you can only see ten feet in front of you. We checked in to the Casa Marina and were presently

Key West Escaping

View from the hotel

View from the hotel

Friday morning we woke up early and headed to snuba diving, which is a form of surface-supplied diving in which an underwater breathing system is used. The water was warm and the clarity was good. It was a great activity to get our feet wet before exploring scuba diving. At 1pm we headed to Mam’s Best Food where the food was great especially since we brought the standard rations of kosher food. We headed over to Duval Street to explore. We stopped off at the Southernmost Point of the United States of America, which is marked by a beautiful black, red and yellow buoy. The buoy is just beautiful as the waves come up over the railing and lick up against it. The remainder of Friday was a very peaceful day at the hotel, a bit more peaceful as we rocked in the hammock before Shabbat. I lit our standard travel size Shabbat candles as we ate our rations.

Snuba diving

Southernmost buoy

We spent Shabbat sitting by the pool, reading and relaxing. The weather was beautiful and it turned out to be one of the most peaceful days. Shabbat ended and we rented a scooter and explored the remainder of Duval Street that we had not seen.

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Monday morning we arrived at Barefoot Billy’s for an early morning jet skiing session. The waves were r-o-c-k-y. And while the first five minutes were absolutely terrifying, once we went around the bend the water was calmer and jet skiing became fun. We spent the remainder of the day back at Mam’s Best Food followed by the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. The conservatory was beautiful. There aren’t that many nature-non-sporty-activities to do in Key West – but this one is a must see.

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

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