Monday, December 14, 2015
Key West past and future
I began traveling to spend Christmas as a way to escape my sadness. One year I was in Australia. A few others in Las Vegas, San Diego and in 2010, I spent the holiday in Key West. Magical. I flew through Miami on a red eye and arrived, weary, the following morning. I figured I could ask the hotel for an early check in. The worst they could do was say no. I walked off the tarmac and into a blissful moment. It was beautiful. I was surrounded by beauty and extremely thankful for the decision I made to spend xmas there.
That had been my second trip to Key West. As a 20-year old, I drove from Miami with an ex-boyfriend. Gorgeous drive there and terrible return. Being stuck in a car with someone you no longer like is not fun. At any rate, it was a nice time while in Key West.
Next month, Sara and I are running a half marathon there. We opted to arrange a vacation rental instead of a hotel. Seemed like the best option and suitable to our travel needs. I know there are spectacular restaurants and bars to check out. And the Cuban coffee scene is amazing. I will have to check out a few of the additional places that are in Key West. I found one attached to a Laundromat and frequented it, daily. Yes, it was that good.
I am excited to be on a beach. Maybe go snorkeling. Last time I went scuba diving which was troubling. I was a solo diver on an outing. I had not really bonded with any of the other divers and the water was choppy. Probably my least favorite dive of all times. I hope to never have a repeat of that experience. The crew was kind of dicks about it, too.
I am dreaming of pina coladas, sand and sunshine. What are you thinking about today?