(Trust me, you'll get it if you remember your Mitch Hedberg.)
It's been a long journey, but Jennifer and I are in Key West. And having all kinds of fun.
Saturday was a very long day. We flew out around noon to Chicago (didn't have to change planes), then went on to Ft. Lauderdale where we arrived at 12:30 AM Sunday morning. Now, we were chipper, and eager, so we rented the car (a red, convertible Mustang), and headed on to Key West.
It was a four hour drive. Not too terrible on the whole. There were only two tolls to pay ($1.25, and $1) and we had Sirius radio in the car. We listened to the comedy channel, and stayed awake, and made it to the hotel at a little before 5:00 AM.
Then we slept.
We got up a little after noon, got dressed, and headed into downtown. We found a place to park for only $15 all day. Not bad when compared to San Francisco, or to some of the other lots that topped out at $32. And neither are the food or gas prices. We're just "lucky" to live in a tourist/high cost-of-living area.
First we ate mahi-mahi at a seafood place, and then we went shopping. We stopped at a place for some drinks, and then we went shopping some more. We found some neat things, and then we found a pub. There were had great pub food and drank some more. We watched Italy beat the US in futbol, and watched JPL track the Phoenix lander onto Mars. Then we did some more shopping, had some ice cream, and looked at some art galleries.
Finally we got tired, and went back to the room around 10:00 PM. So we went swimming in the pool about 11:00 PM, got told that the pool had closed at 10, and then went back to the room, got dressed, and went to Walgreens for some junk food.
It's a good thing that there's some work-out facilities at the hotel.
More later, but for now I'm just glad I'm not in Canada like some of my friends are. Poor souls.