My Trip to Key West-All Alone

I’m here in Key West because of a business trip.  This is my very first time traveling on a trip this far from home and staying alone. When I first heard about the idea I was very nervous and afraid. I didn’t know what to expect and was hoping a friend of mine were able to come with.  Well, it turned out my friends weren’t to join.  It’s tough trying to get friends to come along, as many of them have a “normal job” working “normal hours.”

The drive down from Boca Raton on a Sunday was super, under 4 hours, easy straight drive, with no traffic.  Once I got to the very first key, the windows went down and I cranked up the music-good old country tunes, singing along out loud the entire ride.  There was really nothing to be worried about.  I think it was all in my head, “the unknown.”  But, of course, if you haven’t ever traveled alone before, those feelings before traveling are totally understandable.

Not a cloud in the sky…low 80’s and breezy!

The walk to the smallest beach I have ever seen was approximately 20 minutes but didn’t seem that long, I took the scenic route, taking photos at every corner. Unfortunately, I walked ALL the way there and had to walk back because I forgot to bring a beach towel.  (No Bueno)

Duval Street, where I am staying is a prime spot for many tourists and locals. The atmosphere couldn’t be any more perfect. The weather is delightful, feels about mid 60’s and there is a variety of genres of music playing from oldies, rock, pop, and country.  You really can’t beat it!  The apartment I rented is right in the heart of Key West.  However, I think if I were to have another event down here in Key West, I’d probably want to stay some place with less commotion… especially the night before a huge event and I have to be up bright and early. But other than the noise, I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to get a “real” Key West vibe.  You can’t get any more of a vibe than hearing my favorite songs as I’m writing this blog post, off my balcony. I’m in paradise.


6ffab63d-d9f5-4f27-a35e-1f6d4f9ffb9eOh, I didn’t forget to mention, the Key Lime Pie is incredible and out of this world.  It had just the right amount of tartness mixed with a sweet creamy finish. If you come to Key west, be sure to check out Kermit’s Key Lime Pie-I highly recommend it!

$4.50 for a slice

Mallory Square is famous for its live street shows and sunsets.  Thousands of people gather to see live performers and enjoy life’s priceless gifts, a sunset.  I have been to Key West, once before with my family, so I knew all about the hype.  I stayed in my apartment watched the Longest Ride movie and cooked some dinner.  The walk to the beach and laying in the sun really wore me out.  haha! It’s nice once in a while to just kick back and take it easy.

Off to bed, have a very big day ahead.  Giving an inspirational talk and reading Charlie Takes an Adventure at Sugarland Elementary School.  I can hardly wait!

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