Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Southernmost Point, Key West, Florida (Continental United States)

This is a 10 minute walk from our hotel. It is the southernmost point in the CONTINENTAL United States. We have visited "South Point" on the Big Island of Hawaii. That is the southernmost point in all of the United States.

Want your picture taken? Key West, Florida

Someone offered to take our pictures here. But, Jerry declined saying, "No thanks, we already look like that."

John Dewey (educator and philosopher)

The John Dewey House on Whitehead Street in Key West, Florida.

Southernmost Places (and there are many more throughout the Keys)

Places using the "southernmost" title near Southernmost Point in Key West, Florida.

Since this trash can was right next to the "Southernmost Point," we named it "southernmost trash can!"

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ernest Hemmingway's Home (Key West, Florida)

Ernest Hemmingway's home, descendents of his six-toed cats and their "cat" houses.
The lighthouse (across the street) guided him home at night after latenight drinking at Sloppy Joes, Captain Tony's, or, or, or...

The Bridges of the Florida Keys

There are 42 bridges in the Florida Keys linking the islets together. Some of the old bridge is still standing and available to "foot" traffic in some places. It is obvious why you cannot walk the entire old bridge! Many people walk or jog on it or just sightsee like us. Jerry and I walked on a section near Marathon, Florida. The old and new bridges are right beside each other in this area. I really liked photographing both of them together, and also the boats going from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean (or vice versa) as they passed beneath the bridges. The Gulf of Mexico is on the north side (right) and the Atlantic Ocean is on the south side (left). The long distance view is awesome!

Bahia Honda State Park (Florida Keys)

What a beautiful place! Bahia Honda State Park sits between the old and new bridges very close to Marathon, Florida. It is a part of Bahia Honda Key. The water is exquisite!