Posted March 11, 2012 by Peter Estenoz in Marriage

My Key West, Florida Island Vacation

I know you’ve seen this line on postcards: “Having a wonderful time-wish you were here!” This is so true, doesn’t matter how corny is sounds, we are having such a fantastic time here in Key West, Florida, instead of just sending a post card, thought I would write you a letter while I’m soaking up the rays, laying on the beach, relaxing underneath the palm trees.

Once we got checked into our resort, we immediately went off to explore the island! So much to see! Lets see where do I begin! We of course wandered down Duval Street, did a little souvenir shopping, checked out the famous bars; Sloppy Joe’s, Margaritaville, Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel, Captain Tony’s, ate some fantastic food at Pier House Resort’s Harborview Cafe while watching the sail boats start out for sunset celebration. Speaking of such, we ventured over to Mallory Square for the daily festivies and saw some of the most creative street performers we have ever seen. Did I mention “Cat Man”? How on earth did he train those cats to do those tricks? I can’t even get mine to come when I call, all it does is just look at me and meow! It was an amazing sunset, so beautiful, and I can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow! They say down here every sunset is different, so we definitely have something to look forward to! Lets see tomorrow, think we’ll go fishing or snorkeling, as there are so many of the fishing charters and catamarans that offer trips on a daily basis! All we have to do is show up! They provide everything we need, and some of them even supply lunch, and drinks! and for the evening, might even catch one of those schooners and do the romantic sunset sail! Everything is so reasonably priced!

While we are here we are definitely taking in some of these tours they have on the island, and we want to visit the museums, like Mel Fisher’s Museum, where you can hold a Gold Bar, and see the other treasures he discovered on the Atocha. We want to go to Hemingway’s House, I’ve got to see those six-toed cats! We’ve even thought about going to the Lighthouse Museum which is across the street from Hemingway’s House. Shall we venture up? Heard it was 88 steps up and 88 steps down, but the view is spectacular! We want to go to the Southernmost House Museum, which is also a guest house. We want to also do the tour from the Old Town Trolley, and learn more about the island. Oh yes, and we want to go to the Key West Butterfly Conservatory over on Duval Street. We heard there was a Historium too, the Ship Wreckers Historium, this is full of the history of the salvaging in Key West where they would yell a hardy “Wreck Ashore!,” to bring in the goods, and supplies! We also planning to venture over to Fort Jefferson National Park, the Dry Tortuga’s as a day trip.

The beach here is so beautiful! What a place to relax and unwind! There is a breeze coming off the water, its so peaceful, and there’s a few sunbathers out on the beach, like I am, relaxing and soaking up the rays. Looking around, I see something I have never seen on the beach before: what a wonderful idea, a wedding is taking place right here on the beach, a small group of people just walked out to the waters edge, I see the groom, and friends and family, and here comes a beautiful bride dressed in a perfect dress for the beach, she’s being escorted down to the groom, everyone is gathering close to hear the ceremony, and there is a photographer and a videographer capturing this wonderful event! Just them, the water as a backdrop, barefooted on the beach, how happy they look, its as if they are the only people on the beach!, and there’s the kiss to seal the union! Hugs and congrats, photos and video! An excellent idea, to combine a ceremony and honeymoon in a destination beach wedding! They’ll probably go to one of those really nice restaurants to celebrate! Maybe Michael’s, A&B Lobster House, The Commodore, or even Louie’s Backyard! For the celebratory desert, definitely Key Lime Pie!

Now I can truly relax, with the breeze off the water, I’m going to sign off on this letter, roll over and work on my tan, I know I’ll drift off to sleep and dream of this wonderful place called paradise, Key West, Florida. I’ll end this letter to you today, send you some photos too, so you can see what I’ve been writing about. Take care and we’ll see you again soon!

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Peter Estenoz