Southern States Tour – Day 35

Sunday morning meant bagels from Goldman’s Bagel Deli in New Town, a part of Key West I haven’t spent much time exploring. Andy, Kai, and I sat at the bar there for breakfast. Recommended if you’re in the area.

Sunday morning also meant opening day at a new T.J. Maxx just down the street from Goldman’s. Kai stopped for a look inside. We then rode our bikes along the shoreline (adjacent to Hwy 1 and Hwy A1A on the map below) past both Stock Island and the Key West International Airport.

Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida

The New Town part of Key West is more developed, with large stores, new hotels and resorts being built, very wide boulevards, faster moving traffic, and few beaches. I prefer Old Town for its history and charm.

All afternoon was spent at the pool, and the sand bar which was accessible with the low tides. Rough life ๐Ÿ™‚

Andy and Kai and three other friends of theirs took me to three events to highlight life on Key West. The first was the weekly charity bingo for One Human Family. Mitch was our host.

One Human Family Charity Bingo host Mitch
One Human Family Charity Bingo host Mitch

The closest I came to winning was the last game, where the objective was to fill the card. I was one number away (doh!)

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After bingo, we all went out to dinner at Martin’s. Everybody seemed very happy with the appetizers and their meals. My ribeye was very good. I know it’s Key West but I felt underdressed in shorts and sandles ๐Ÿ™‚

The final quintessential Key West event was the Drag Show at Aqua.

Aqua, Key West
Aqua, Key West

It was fun to hang out with the group and experience some Key West traditions.

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