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Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Walk Down Duval Street - Part 1 of 2

Good morning,

Today I invite you to join My Honey and me as we stroll down Duval Street in Key West, Florida.  We are in Key West every week and never miss a chance to go into town.

We had cut over to the 500 block of Duval from the Post Office to go to the, uh, what is that up there in that picture?  Is it a theater?

No, it's Walgreens.  There are plenty of businesses we recognize in buildings we don't recognize on the famous Duval Street.

After picking up a few items, we crossed the street and started walking toward the port.  Here we are coming upon a very famous spot...

...that is always crowded.  There's plenty of music, food, and of course, stuff to buy here.

Then past Fast Buck Freddies...

along this crowded street of tourists and tour vehicles.

Across the street this old church offers free concerts of beautiful music every day at Noon.

Here is another familiar business in an unexpected building.  This is Wendy's.

Back on our side of the street we pass the Oldest House in Key West that is now a museum...

...to where we had hoped to eat lunch, the Grand Cafe.  We were too early today, though, and they weren't open yet.  We didn't have time to wait, so continued our walk...

...past open air artist shops...

...behind the beer delivery man walking on the crowded sidewalk.

On the next corner is The (famous) Bull and the (clothing optional inside) Whistle Bar above.  No, we haven't been to the Whistle Bar with its outside bar arranged so patrons can whistle at people below.  It's a popular part of Key West night life.

We stepped around the corner on Caroline Street to snap a picture of Captain Morgan who guards the front door of Mr. Cheapee's Liquor Store...

...then walked around the block past Capt. Tony's Saloon, the oldest bar in Florida.

Back out on Duval Street, we passed Sloppy Joe's Bar.

We still hadn't found lunch.  Stop back tomorrow as we stroll on down Duval Street past famous places to where we found our lunch at Hog's Breath Saloon.  It doesn't have the class or the good food of the Grand Cafe, but they were open and we were hungry.  ;)

I hope to see you here tomorrow for lunch!  Click here for Part 2.




Anonymous said...

What a grand walk! So much fun seeing all the sights. And all the color. The streets are really colorful aren't they?! Can't wait to finish up and head out to eat. All this walkin' is gettin' me Hongry!! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!...debbie

Diana said...

I was starting to get worried! All of that walking and hunger to boot! What a nice street that is Lois, it looks like a lot of fun to visit. I liked the church and Jimmy Buffets place, I'd like to visit those!
Love Di ♥

Olive Knitting said...

My brother in law's family has a house in Key West. I've heard so much about it that I feel like I've been there already but I haven't. Looking at your walking tour, I must go! Thanks!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, Key West is colorful all right! It's truly a different sort of place. If you get on the other side of the island, though, you'll find stores and homes that look more like the rest of the USA. :))

Thanks for walking with me. :)