~ KeyWest ~
Key West was the last stop on our cruise.  From the largest island, Key Largo, to the tip of Key West, they're linked by 43 bridges scattered along the 126 mile Overseas Highway...   The pictures above left is from the dock as we ended our day in Key West... before getting back on the ship.  The red brick building on the right is a musuem, and the tall red brick building to the left is City Hall.
Kermit's Key West Lime Shoppe is a MUST when in Key West!!!  Everything is key lime edible... Key Lime honey, candy, fudge, salad dressings, and bath products!!!  We brought home some tasty Key Lime white chocolate chip cookies, to share with  family.  You can visit Kermit's website at www.keylimeshop.com for recipes and more information on Key Limes.
One of our first stops in Key West was the infamous Mallory Square.  Lots of shopping to be had... which we did, but from upstairs came insatiable screeching.  We ventured upstairs to see what all the squaking was about.  We found some beautiful birds...  Scott is feeding Rainbow, eventhough the sign cautions that "Parrots Can Bite."  I have Peaches, who seemed like she wanted to talk more than anything.  So sweet!
We also visited the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.  The late Mel Fisher is famous for seaching his whole life for sunken treasure.  The rock in front of the cannon says "Welcome... 'Today Is The Day'" which was his motto his entire life, and that's how he and his crew began each day.  A few years back they uncovered treasures of all kinds.  The Atocha, the ship they uncovered, had gold, silver, and Emeralds beyond belief.  Under serious security, they have the treasures to behold.  Large gold rope chains, a 78 carat emerald, and a beautiful Emerald Pendant shown below...  Also shown below is a cannon and anchor brought up and preserved from the Atocha. 
You also had the opportunity to lift a gold "bar"...
We also visited the Key West Aquarium...
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