Weekending in Key West

Hello from Key West . . . well technically, Stock Island, we rented a condo right on the ocean and it is fabulous. We are down here for 9 days <—longest vacation I’ve ever taken! And my family came down for the first few days.

Started off with coffee. The almond joy latte was excellent!

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And doughnuts!

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Exploring.

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It was cold (60s), rainy and windy.  . . but better than 10 degrees back in MN!

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Saturday + more coffee. Usually I hate going to Starbucks when we are on vacation and there are tons of local places to check out, but this was just easier. And the barista wrote a nice message on my cup. Smile And we got to hear some locals talking and that was fun.

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Running. With my favorite boy. Next to the ocean. Perfection.

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Luke and Jenny went on the Conch train tour.

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Scott continues to try to catch a rooster. . .

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Laura and my Mom.

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Mallory Square.

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Sunset.

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Amazing dinner at a little hole in the wall Cuban place.

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Sunday was beach day. The sun came out and it was a beautiful day.

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I had to apologize for the beach nudity . .

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And then since the beach was a little over 4 miles from the condo, my sisters took Luke back and Scott and I ran back. . .

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And then last night we ate at Santiago’s Bodega which I would highly recommend. . . tapas style dining. I think we got 16 dishes total and shared them all between the 5 of us.

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And now my sisters and Mom just hit the road back to the airport and we are enjoying the sunrise over the ocean. We have a few days alone, before Scott’s family joins us for our last few days here. Hoping for some good runs, beach time and a few more good meals.

Hope you had a great one. . . what were you up to?

I am linking up with Katie (and Erin) for Marvelous in my Monday!

20 Comments

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20 Responses to Weekending in Key West

  1. Chris

    So glad you are having a nice time!!! We miss you in Minnesooooota too!

  2. I literally yelled out when I saw your picture of the almond joy latte- “YES! Omg yes!” My sister and I vacation in key west and I got that drink at that coffee place every day!! And Mallory square for the sunset festival! Aaahhh I miss key west! I love love love it there.

    • KT

      LOL. YES!! And thank you so much for the recommendation. I don’t think I would have tried it without your comments!

  3. Oh my goodness! Enjoy, Katie! This all looks amazing and you deserve every second of it 🙂 Savor every bite of delicious food & every sunrise over the water! XO
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  4. Love the photos! Looks like you’re having a good time 🙂

  5. SO much fun! I think my all time favourite vacation so far with my husband has been going to Key West, and we ALWAYS talk about going again one day as a family. It looks like you guys had a lovely warm weekend (sans snow, so I’m pretttyyy jealous.)
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  6. It’s so funny going from a TON of posts with lots of snow to a beach post, and it looks like you had a WONDERFUL time. The beach always looks so relaxing to me. What a blessing to be out in God’s awesome creation just enjoying rest.
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  7. This sounds amazing! I’m taking notes to look up the places you mention for our trip in May. So glad you have this time with family to recharge and relax!
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    • KT

      Yes! I might have to try to do a full recap of all the places we went so you can know which ones to definitely add to the list. .. the good news is that there are so many fun things to do and good places to try – you won’t be bored!!

  8. Looks like a fabulous vacation – how fun to have both families come down too!
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  9. Jennifer

    If you want really good Cuban food at a place the locals eat, go to El Siboney. We also love Bien and Garbo’s Grill (lunch only for both). Everyone does Blue Heaven for breakfast. I love La Crêperie across the street (also for lunch). Oh, and La Te Da (sans kids) on Monday and Tuesday nights has piano man Dave. So much fun! Can’t wait to get back on the Rock this summer!

  10. Thanks for posting your sunny beach pictures. I love the one of just your feet in the sand. Every beach I go too, I take a picture just like that.

  11. What an awesome getaway! I’m going to Florida in February, and might have to convince my parents for a day trip to key west!
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  12. That sounds amazing!! Enjoy your vacay!!
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