Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lion Country Safari

Lion Country Safari is interesting.  The animals come very close to the car- they must be used to us tourists. After we ride the park in the car we did some of the attractions on foot.  Of course we rode the carousel and played a round of miniature golf.  I would suggest Lion Country if you have children.  The kids would love it. 






Upper Keys

Today is the day we go to the garden show in the upper keys- most my Islamorada.  We drove to several private home to tour their gardens.  They were beautiful.  Of course the homes were on the water and the owners obviously poor.  At the Garden club they were selling plants and crafts.  Here is a picture of us at the last home. 

 After the tour we took I95 to West Palm Beach because we are going to Lion Country Safari tomorrow.  It took us some time, but we found a hotel (almost homeless again). The hotel recommended an Indian testaurant for dinner so we walked over there.  It was great!  Terrific Indian food.  Clara ordered the Madras Mystery Drink for four.  It came out in a huge bowl and had a flame in the center.  Then they brought us a second one -also long straws. 


 Then we all ordered something different so we. Could taste all different flavor of India.  After we were stuffed I ordered dessert to be shared by the 4 of us.  It was a taste opportunity not to be missed.  After we truly could eat no more we still had our huge drinks to finish!  We finally managed to finish the drink and waddle back to the hotel with our leftovers neatly boxed up. 


It is early Sunday morning and I am in the lobby writing this.  As soon as we are up and ready we are gong to Lion Country Safari.

Key West

No visit to Key West would be complete without going to Mallory Square for the sunset.  We saw The Red Trouser Guys who put on a great show. 




After sunset we headed for dinner and then back to the hotel to get ready for tomorrow and the garden show in the upper keys. 

Key West

Today we bought tickets for the hop-on-hop-off bus.  We were in full tourist mode.  Our first stop was the southern most point of the US. 

 Then we went to Kinos to buy sandals. 

Then onto the hop on hop off to take tourist pictures.


   Then we went to tour Truman’s Little White House. Really interesting tour and well worth seeing.  No pictures inside the house. 


Key West

On Wednesday February 24th we left around 4pm to head for Key West.   We are actually going to a garden show in the Upper Keys, but we thought that if we were that far south we should also do Key West.  We stopped in Clewiston for the night.  The first few hotels had no rooms – there was a fishing tournament and Clewiston was booked up.  We finally got s room at a very old motel, but it was clean which is our main requirement.  Clewiston is small and dining options limited but we found a restaurant that was open until 9pm.  After dinner we retired for the night to get an early start in the morning.

Thursday we made it to Key West checked into our hotel and headed for Duvsl Street.  We found a restaurant, Martins, that offered 1/2 price martinis and appetizers for happy hour.  We found our niche.  I had a seaweed salad that was served in a martini glass, but silly me forgot to take a picture. 

 We walked the length of Duval street before catching to shuttle back to the hotel.