Our king-sized bed at the Avalon B&B may well
be the most comfortable bed we’ve slept in during any of our trips.We slept incredibly well and woke at 8:30AM – very late for
Showered, dressed and enjoyed a hearty
breakfast on the Avalon front porch as we people-watched hordes of
tourists walking, biking, electric-scootering and riding the
There is an endless flow of humanity up and down Duvall Street.
After breakfast we walked across the street
from the Avalon and toured the popular
Key West Butterfly and Nature
Conservatory where we walked among hundreds of beautiful
multi-colored butterflies, birds turtles and two pink flamingos.Well worth the entrance fee.
Click above to see inside the Key West Butterfly and Nature
We next boarded one of the City Tours
hop-on/hop off buses to get a better feel of the layout of the city
environs.Jumped off at
a restaurant for delicious conch chowder and sodas.Did some window-shopping in the area and then hopped on
another City Tours bus to continue our exploration of Key West.
At 2PM we hopped off at the Avalon to freshen
up and rest.Today is
quite sunny, hot and humid, but the trade winds help make the day
At 4:30PM we realized we had not eaten much
since breakfast so we walked five blocks to Louie’s Backyard where
we sat on the upper deck overlooking the emerald-green Atlantic as
we enjoyed truffle fries, Caesar salad, arugula pizza and a cool
We walked back to the B&B to rest and pack for
tomorrow’s drive back to Miami.
At 7PM we walked across Duvall Street to the
Cork and Stogie one more time and sat with a group of several fun,
retired military guys and enjoyed cigars and beer as we swapped
stories with them.
Walked a couple of blocks west on Duvall Street
and realized we were exhausted so we turned around and headed back
to the Avalon.The sun
has set and the trade winds gently swaying the palm fronds were a
welcome respite from today’s brutal sun and humidity.
In bed by 9PM, we reflected on the past twelve
days of adventure before falling to a deep sleep.