Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Postcards from paradise Pt.3...

Our adventures continue...We woke up Tuesday morning and wandered over to see the Little White House in truman Annex. Harry Truman spent 175 days of his presidency here in Key West and the home he stayed in is now a museum and restroed to what it was like in the late 1940's.
The tour guide was a great storyteller and we both enjoyed his guided narration.

After that we decided to take a glass bottom boat out to the coral reef. The weather was a little cloudy but we saw so many beautiful tropical fish it was a great way to spend the afternoon.

Bumming around town we went to lunch at a restaurant called Turtle Kraals and on the way back Mrs. Pratt discovered the Key West Winery. We did a wine tasting and bought a few bottles.What? do you think Mrs. Pratt can survive a week without her wine? They even had a CARROT WINE! Greyton would be pleased.

Then Mrs. Pratt and I split up for the afternoon- she needed a nap and I walked around town exploring. By the time I got to the 5th bar...no don't woryy I was still quite sober...we met up again and wandered over to Mallory Square for the Sunset Celebration.

Every day at sunset hundreds of people gather to watch the sun set in paradise. Arts and crafts people sell their wares and amazing street theater is seen. Check out the performers on the links. We saw the amazing Will Soto along with D.W. Swordsmaster and the Rick and Jan Variety Show where a basset hound leaped through hoops.

it's a great way to kick off partying for the night. Dinner found us at El meson de Pepe one of the best Cuban restaurants in Key West.

Walking up Duval St. Mrs. Pratt wanted something a lot of women are wearing down here. Decorative straw cowboy hats...It looks cute on her and not like she's going to start a rodeo or something.


Mrs. Pratt and her new cowgirl hat.Yeeehaw!


The evening ended with a Key West tradition. Seeing the drag show at 801 Bourbon. If you ever saw the movie "The Birdcage" it's like that. The "ladies" were FABUUUUUUUUUUUUULOUS! as they would say.

After the show we stumbled back to the hotel....to be continued...

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