Monday, January 30, 2006

January 25: Key West, Day One: I am 32!

After sludging through some ice/snow/rain combination and the subsequent de-icing of the plane (causing a 1:15 delay), Liz and I were off to Key West. We picked up our car at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, then started the drive. We stopped in Key Largo for lunch on the water.

Once we got to Key West, Liz took a nap, as she was nursing a nasty cold all week. I went for a walk, stopping by an ice cream stand for some Key Lime Pie ice cream. It was my birthday...I deserved it! We were staying at the Southernmost, so we had a great location on the ocean and duval. It was very soothing to watch the water.

Once Liz woke up, we set out for downtown. We went to one of my favorites, Fat Tuesdays, and grabbed daiquiris to aid us on our walk. At one point, a handsome young man stopped us on the street and asked how long we were in town for. When we told him we were there until Sunday, he started telling us about a photo shoot his company, Fury Catamaran, was doing for their brochure. They needed people on the boat to parasail, jetski, snorkel, and just look like they were having fun. Liz and I jokingly agreed to go on...seriously, he was offering all this stuff for free! How could we believe him? Regardless, we had a great laugh.

From there, we went to Irish Kevin's to celebrate my birthday evening with Guinness, Jaeger, and good live music. We ended up sitting with a group of Navy dudes and one of their wives. Liz told them I went to MIT and it was my birthday (Every time I mention someone knew at Key West, just assume Liz told them I go to MIT. I swear...the whole island knows now! =D)

Yada yada yada, it was fun, then we went home and crashed.


Yoav said...

Guinness, Jaeger... A good birthday ;) And as good a hangover to match?

Ilana said...

Actually, no hangover! And not drunk, either. The only bad night was Friday, and that was just because of the guinness+margarita combo.