After a restful sleep at the TravelLodge we headed down historic Route 1 through the Keys all the way down into Key West.
We arrived in time to treat ourselves to a late lunch at the “Eaton Street Fish Market.” A find through the Urbanspoon app. While it derives most of it’s business from selling fresh caught local seafood and fish to those residing or staying in rental residences on the island, they serve a seasonal fresh menu. On this day we sampled the lobster roll, crab cake sandwich, seafood sandwich and salmon (the only non-local caught fish) sandwich all served with plantain chips. The food and the price was a delightful and delicious surprise.
We proceeded on our Key West adventure after lunch. We walked from the Gulf side of Duval Street to the Atlantic side. On this journey we treated ourselves to homemade ice cream, Historical Buildings (such as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church), many art galleries, and the obligatory tourist stop at the “Hog’s Breath Saloon” for a cool beverage and slice of Key Lime Pie.
We did not take a trolley ride, as Embug was feeling the effects of motion sickness from the congested drive down Route 1. However, if we ever venture to Key West again, that is something that I believe would be a great way to get to know more about the home of renown American author Ernest Hemingway.