Thursday, September 30, 2010

Key West part 2

Fun fun fun more fun in the sun.  We were off on Thursday to see the dolphins.  Gary (our hunky guide) would take you out into the gulf to see the dolphins.  They swim with the boat and go under and frolic and jump right next to the boat.  They do this because they are not afraid of the boats.  The captains are under strict rules that you don't touch feed or try to swim with them.  They are so use to the boats over the years that they are happy to see us!!!  So amazing to sail threw the channel with the dolphins entertaining us!
Then we went to a great spot to snorkel and dive.  we saw a turtle and about 15 lobsters which we begged Gary to let us catch, he only had one net so said no :(  Then as we were leaving this huge jellyfish swam right up to my face of course I screamed go a mouth full of salt water and tried to swim away. Bry saw all the commotion and tried to get a picture of it.  I was a big as my head no joke and sacred me to death!  when I got out I asked Gary about the jelly fish and he said oh ya those don't sting!  So i guess I didn't have to get so worked up.  We stayed in that night and ate a delish dinner (thanks Anderson's) and pigged out on ice cream and key lime pie.

which brings me to my next point.  We tried several different key lime pies to find the best one in Key West.  This is what we found. rating from 1 being yucky to 10 being so heavenly it melts in your mouth and you can hardly speak.
2 Carolin's  this pie was so void of lime flavor it tasted like a can of sweetened condensed milk YUCK!
5 Publics, just a chain grocery store where the locals get their pies for cheap and it was just ok.
7 Keys fisheries. this was suppose to be the best see above photo however it was grainy (maybe from the 2 hour car ride and semi freezing from the restraunt who stored it for us while we ate.) the crust was good and it was very limey.
8 The key lime factory its won some awards and was go good frozen and dipped in chocolate, but the pie was too fluffy to be considered a true key lime.
10 10 10 10 ok the Blond Giraffe was the best!  It had a crunchy crust made with cookies I think and maybe some nuts not sure.  but the Key lime was so smooth and didn't taste like sweeten condensed milk. Yummm I've got to order one from online cause I need one right now!!!

On Friday we hit the beach toured the fort (boring but the guys liked it)  I was so sad my cute Granny died and I was so mellow all day.  We hung out by the pool finished reading all our books and watched the sunset such a relaxing day I loved every minute of it.

ummm look out? (the old train bridge to key west from Miami)

we caught one of these from the pier!

and ate one of these for lunch

and ate this for dinner the next night best raw tuna ever!!!
We drove back on the bridge connecting all the islands and stoped for lunch at the best restaurant   (where they sored our Key lime pie while we ate. the pie got frozen dang)  The restaurant was built in the bay with water on almost all sides.  they have a place where you can watch them feed the fish. 

dancing after dinner, don't judge it was fun!
They said right now they have 7 nurse sharks who live there and the tarpin are bigger than Taylor.  The can swim into the ocean but always come back to eat.  We had the best raw tuna ever!!!! I love eating fish.

Off we went up to Miami  and walked on South beach put our toes in the water and saw the most bizarre people.  We stayed in Miami at the JW Marriott our last night and had dinner with the mission pres. he is such a wonderful man. We saw where they are going to build the Fort Lauderdal temple


jerseygirl said...

gorgeous pictures, they all look like perfect postcards! I really want to go to Key West now, what a fun vacation and you look beautiful as always!!

Jennifer said...

Love all the pictures. I could really use a vacation....I'm jealous!