Did you guess where I went? If you subscribe to my Twitter, you may think I went to Miami. Well, I did go there, but only to catch a shuttle to…

KEY WEST!

Yeppers, I went to Key West, FL for the wedding of one of my best friends – Serena!

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We left early Friday morning, so I only had time to grab breakfast at the airport. I got some Starbucks oatmeal and put all the toppings on, except I only used about 1/3 of the brown sugar.

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The oatmeal tasted kind of funky, so I only ate about half of it and ate a Clif Zbar for a snack on the plane.

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We picked up lunch at the airport before catching the shuttle to the Keys (a roughly 4 hour ride). I got a veggie wrap and mini flan.

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Check out my plane outfit of choice – leggings, an American Apparel t-shirt, tennis shoes, and a zumba instructor jacket. Comfy, layered…it may not be that chic, but it works for me.

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Our shuttle was right on time. We used a shuttle called Keys Shuttle. This was so much better than renting a car. It cost less money and provided door to door service (dropped us off at our hotel). Not to mention, you don’t really need a car in Key West, so there’s no real need to rent a car. Plus, you don’t have to deal with traffic (ok being at the wheel during it) or directions to your hotel).

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Our shuttle driver took a pit stop for us where we picked up drinks and some apples.

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Hubby was ready to start his vacation with a Modelo.

Here are some photos from our trip – in case you ever hear that the trip from Miami to Key West is very scenic – this should give you an idea.

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The old bridge was pretty scary looking. This is the bridge people used to use before they built the new bridge. It doesn’t even look like two lanes!

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Here’s where they built the road on top of the railroad tracks. Eek!

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This was probably the narrowest part of the old bridge.

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About 4 hours later and we were there!

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We stayed where the bridge, groom, and most of the family and friends were staying – the Simonton Court.

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Our room was right off of a main street called Simonton – Impatiens. It was a little loud, so if you stay here, see if you can get a more inner room. Friday and Saturday nights were pretty quiet but Sunday was a bit louder. I’m not sure hubby slept Sunday night! If you can afford it, the cottages looked the cutest and most private to me – but you may want to ask for the ones away from the main pool since they are open 24 hours.

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Inside the bathroom was a semi-open shower, which came with shower gel.

Ladies – be sure to bring your own shampoo/conditioner. The hotel provided mouth wash, lotion, and shower gel, but not stuff for hair.

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My FAVORITE part of the inn was this walkway that led from the street back through the property where the cottages, townhomes, and other rooms are located.

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Here’s where breakfast is located.

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The wedding group took over the pool with happy hour.

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The grooms family made me a from-scratch pina colada. It was amazing! I must get the recipe – this is not made from a mix folks.

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My gosh – the walkway is just so stunning! Let’s have another looksie.

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Soon enough it was time to get dressed and head over to the rehearsal dinner.

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The dinner was located at a little restaurant called Camille’s.

Here are some photos from the rehearsal dinner.

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Dips for appetizers.

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Drink of choice – mojito!

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I found my future camera at the dinner – the Nikon D700. It’s only just under 3k…sooooo, I may not be getting it any time soon.

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Bread

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Salad

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Hubby’s mahi mahi.

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I got the pork with the “orgasmic Gorgonzola cheese cream sauce”. I figured with a name like that it must be good and it was. The carrots were a little more crispy than I prefer, but the mashed potatoes were spot on.

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The bridge and groom – sorry for the blurry photo. It was super dark and i don’t have a D700…yet. 😉

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We ended the dinner with a slideshow (there were some funny kid photos of me – wish I had taken pictures of them because you guys would have loved them! 😆 )…..

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…and dessert – of course – Key Lime Pie!

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A sweet ending to a sweet event.

I have lots more blog posts to write and TONS of photos to share (I took over 1000 this weekend! Gah!).

But, for now, I have to go to bed. I traveled 12 hours straight today and have to work tomorrow.

G’night!

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