We made it over the hill and are headed down to the weekend on this Thursday morning. This week is flying by, I am still in awe that it’s June and we are starting the 7th day of it already!! I am a little behind on my vacation posts, so I thought today was as good a day as any!
Be sure to check out the first installment of our cruise before continuing on.
We woke up the next morning still sailing towards Key West. We had Palo brunch, so we didn’t eat breakfast. If you have never had the opportunity to do Palo brunch, you are missing out. It is an amazing buffet and plated adults only meal. So relaxing, and so good! It’s Bobby’s favorite part of the cruise. Please note that it is required for a guy to wear long pants for this brunch. No jeans or shorts allowed.
We arrived early and were seated immediately. We were introduced to our server who was very nice and did an excellent job.
Our waiter then brought us to the buffet and showed us all the different tables, and explained how to order the plated food, and then we were let loose.
I didn’t take photos of all the buffet food this time but you can check out my Palo post from the Dream to see lots of buffet table photos! We also ordered several plated items. I got the buttermilk pancakes
Bobby ordered FOUR eggs benedict. He says they are the best he’s ever had!
My favorite, dessert! Cheesecake in a glass, tiramisu, chocolate covered strawberry
Bobby’s birthday was on the reservation as a celebration for the cruise and they brought him this plate out
This is our second cruise where we ate Palo brunch on Key west day, and we love it because you get to watch the ship pull in and dock while you eat.
We went back to our room (more like waddled!) and changed so we could head out and explore. One of the nice things about this trip was that we had no plans. No port adventures, nothing we “had” to do. We have been to Key West before and done all the touristy things, so we just planned to walk around for a bit and then hit up the hopefully deserted pool.
Key West from our room balcony:
The nice thing about docking in Key West is you can turn your cell phone back on! I was able to call my parents and check on my dogs, text and upload some photos, and check work email.
These guys are everywhere!
So, funny story. We walked to the pier and saw this guy fishing. This pelican was standing about eight feet away watching. All of the sudden, the guy gets a tug on his line and the bird starts moving in closer and closer and finally jumps in the water. The guy shoos it away enough to get the fish out of the water, but then decides for whatever reason to give it to the pelican anyway, who promptly put the whole thing in it’s mouth and then had to fight off another pelican trying to steal his fish. It was really comical!
You can see the fish in his mouth! It was huge but he was determined not to drop it. I kept thinking of Finding Nemo when he tells the fish to get in his mouth and he would save them haha
After walking in a few shops, we had our fill and decided to go back and try to get a spot at the adult pool. We lucked up, it was deserted! (The below photo is not where we sat, but still a nice view of Key West!)
Later we went back to the room to try to get some shots of the famous Key West sunset
I think I managed to get a couple good shots. I shall leave you with that. My next installment will have plenty more photos!
I hope everyone got out and ran yesterday! It wasn’t a run day for me, but I couldn’t help it, I jumped on the treadmill to do a mile after my yoga class!
QOTD: Did you run for National running day? Have you ever been to Key West?