Friday, January 20, 2012

Key West for a Day

Marathon, Florida
24 42.40 081 N 05.68 W

We rode the bus to Key West yesterday.   That's much more convenient than bringing Tarwathie to Key West.  From all we hear, Key West is a terrible place to anchor or moor.  An the bus fare for seniors is only $1.50.  It's a no brainer.

Down there we had lunch with Jenny's Vermont friend Mary Ann, and her nephew Johnathan.  It was great to see Mary Ann again.   She summers on Grand Isle in Vermont and winters in Key West; perfect way to do it.

Then we scouted the galleries and stores up and down Duval street for pine needle baskets.  We were curious as to their artistry and selling prices.  We only found one store that had several baskets.  Their artistry was fine and their prices sky high.  For example, the one in the picture below.  About 5 inches in diameter and $160 for the price.  Libby's stuff is every bit as nice, although she uses thread rather than rafia.  I wonder if rafia adds substantially to the value in people's minds.

After that we just had fun visiting places and snapping photos of fun things that we texted to our granddaughters in real time. What a shame it is so hard to get here for school girls. They have their school schedules, and although it would be simple for them to fly to Orlando, it is much more difficult to get to the keys.

Her Name is Princess

In the clutches of sponge monster

Dick with nautical friends

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