Postcards from Key West

The suitcases are still in the middle of my kitchen, but we are home from our family reunion in the Florida Keys.  We had a fabulous trip . . . just enough togetherness.  We enjoyed great food, great wine, and spectacular scenery.

I took a vacation from any attempt at serious writing, though . . . because my brain melted in the heat.  After trips to the Bahamas and the Florida Keys this summer, I’ve learned this: I’m really more of a shade worshipper.

So while I tackle the tedious process of re-entry (unpacking, laundry, mail, etc.), I’ll leave you with my Top Ten Takeaways from the Florida Keys, and my favorite snapshots from our trip:

  1. It’s hot . . . really hot.
  2. It’s humid . . . really humid.
  3. Barking Tree Frogs need a mute button.
  4. Iguanas are surprisingly fast.
  5. Mahi-Mahi are almost too pretty to eat.
  6. Lobster fishing is harder than it looks.
  7. Dolphins are so stinkin’ cute.
  8. I want to live in Ernest Hemingway’s house.
  9. Injured sea turtles will melt your heart.
  10. Frozen, chocolate-covered Key Lime pie on a stick is genius.

I’ve got a good start on my Trouble post . . . hope you do, too!



  1. Key West is one of my most favorite places to visit, but in February or March…I couldn’t take the heat at this time of the year! great photos…


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