For the third year in a row, Stacey and I have spent Christmas in a tropical location. This year we tried out Key West. When I mentioned that we were going to Key West this summer to my friend, Charlie, he immediately runs upstairs to pull out a folder with Cayo Hueso Resort written on it and began to gush (as much as a boy can gush about something other than cars) about how awesome the resort was and how helpful Joyce was. A couple of clicks and a few phone calls we had direct flights from Charlotte and a place with a heated pool.
Once we landed we found lunch and began working on transportation. I don't know who was more excited for a bike only weekend. Odd, that I was excited considering I love getting around on a bike until I actually have to do it. I traded my bike for private yoga lessons the week prior to vacation. I think the success of the week could be traced back to the fact we did not have to drive and our normal personality clashes did not have a chance to surface because we were not navigating in a foreign language in a car.
|Our trusty steads|
For the first few days we did not move from the pool. Some how I have an obsession with a pool and it is a decadent delight just to leisure by a pool.
|A heated bliss|
One happy hour we went to the tallest building on the island--La Concha Hotel for the view at sunset. The bar actually didn't have specials but did have a very generous bartender.
|Cell Towers are on my mind and yes they are every where|
|Where we went to Christmass and then there is an ocean.|
|The view from the street below|
Our Christmas tradition is for me to stick my feet in the sand and Stacey to do a cannonball into the pool.
|A little stormy, but totally worth it|
Key West does not lack for some fun photo opportunities....
|Sharing a drink with a friend|
|Don't bug me|
|Tourist shot one|
|Tourist shot two|
|Butterfly or moth...You'll have to go to the museum to find out.|
This year's vacation was definitely one of my favorites and I have already started to lobby Chuck that Christmas is better in tropical climates