Day 3 Carnival Fascination, January 8, 2014

 
  
On Wednesday we arrived in Key West.
 
Shortly after Marty and I married in January of 1984, we moved to Key West from Jacksonville.
 
Key West was my first shore duty station in the Navy (I just finished my sea duty as a radarman on the U.S.S. Samuel Eliot Morison FFG-13) and I was honored to be an instructor with the hydrofoil squadron at the Navy base in Key West.
 
Marty and I were amazed how on one hand everything looked the same from 30 years ago, yet something things looked brand new.
 
We took a hop on, hop off trolley shore excursion booked through Shore Excursions Group. Keep in mind there are several trolley companies operating in Key West, but I was able to easily locate the City View Trolley Tour.
 
Our tour guide Tim mentioned he lives in Boston, but he comes to Key West in the winter to do tours while getting away from the snow!
 
Tim was both informative and funny during the one hour tour. The cool thing about the tour is the option to hop off and hop back on the trolley! There are 8 strategic stops throughout the tour, so you can hop off to check out a couple of the attractions close by, then hop back on to check out other sites of interest at other trolley stops. It sure saves wear and tear on the feet!
 
Marty and I did hop off at stop 7 which was close to the Key West Key Lime store!
 
Kermit the owner was standing out in front holding a Key Lime pie and wearing an incredible outfit. I bought the frozen key lime pie on a stick dipped in Belgium chocolate. Marty had a piece of Key Lime pie.
 
You can order the items online and they will ship them to your door!
 
Go to http://www.keylimeshop.com for all the info.
 
It was great to return to a Key West for our 30th anniversary. Thursday we are in Nassau.
 
Thanks again to CD Paul Stantley and assistant CD Jase for a great cruise on the Carnival Fascination.
 
PEACE!
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