In Which I Arrive in Key West

Submitted by Hitty Gale

The streets of Old Town Key West were quiet and the shops were closed as we sat down to a pancake breakfast at Denny’s on Duval Street.  A few early-morning walkers passed on the sidewalk outside.  Like me, they were enjoying the beautiful morning.

There is so much to see and do in Key West, that it is hard to know what to do first.  However, I heard David say that we were headed for the beach after breakfast.  Yeah!

Clarence S Higgs Memorial Beach Key West

Henry “Booty” Singleton Sr was called the “Shrimp King”. He was one of the early pioneers of the seafood industry in Key West.  He would to say, “The unusual we did yesterday–the impossible–that will take a little longer.”  A bronze statue of Booty Singleton is located in the Singleton Plaza at the Marina in Key West. His grandson, Evan, is a friend of ours from church and he took this picture.

Henry “Booty” Singleton Sr the “Shrimp King”. Photo by Evan Dowling

No trip to Key West would be complete without a photo of the Southernmost point in the USA.  Only 90 miles from the coast of Cuba.  

Southernmost point in the contintental USA

And at Last, Soaking in some sun at the beach.  Life is good! 

It’s better at the beach

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