You’ve all heard the phrase “Truth Is Better Than Fiction”, oh so true. These guys are making it way too easy for me, I couldn’t have come up with anything as good as this! And with that said, I bring you the Big Ass Fan Company!
Yes, that’s the company’s real name, I looked it up on-line, the Big Ass Fan Company’s logo can be found on the thermostat’s bottom right corner shown below. Pictures don’t due this fan justice, you’ve got to see it for yourself. Though it was impossible to measure from the ground, I’d guess being 30′ up in the ceiling that it would be something close to 14′ wide give-or-take 2 feet. Either way, it’s one “Big Ass Fan”!🙂
You can find this eye-popping ceiling-hogging ‘Big Ass Fan’ at Mile Marker 61.0 oceanside inside the mega resort known as Hawks Cay. Stroll right on through the lobby looking inside the poolside restaurant to your left.
Very TRUE! As you can see, these lamps are the size of the doors on this Government building. These brass lamp icons actually light up at night and are impossible to miss as you stroll just 2-blocks northeast of Key West’s famous Duval Street.
The Key West Federal Building Courthouse is the home of these two ginormous brass lit beacons. Also at this location is one of Key West’s Post Offices and its Customs House. You can find these oversized lamps at 301 Simonton Street here in Key West.
Welcome to the Coco Plum Recreational & Bicycle Trail. Even though it’s called a Bicycle Trail, by car it will only take you about 10 minutes total to admire it all. This is a two-mile trek well worth taking on a bike or in a car I promise you!
You’ll find two things in particular on this two-mile adventure. First is what I like to call ‘Turtle Beach’ which is a city park that during certain times a year turtles come up on shore in mass quantities. Second is just a tad further down at the roads-end where you’ll see one of the most beautiful oceanfront park bench viewing sights of your life. Yes, you can do both in 10 minutes by car! You can see the oceanfront park bench written about in a previous blog named ‘Two Ticket To Paradise’ by clicking on this link.
You can find this both of these FREE wonders on a single 2-mile long road at Mile Marker 54.2 turning on Coco Plum Road and heading towards the ocean. Both pictured markers are at the corner of US-1 and Coco Plum.
After this past weekend’s series of chilled-air football highlights on TV it’s time for some pure Florida sunshine! So here’s one for all you game day gridiron junkies on vacation in Key West that just can’t get enough at home!
Though I find the name of the game to be a bit weird to say the least, Cornhole (ok I said it) is played throughout the Keys at a number of bars, pub, grilles, & lounges. Each player stands about 30′ away from the target board with a hole in it and tosses 4 bean-bags hoping for success in entering the hole. The good part is that no matter how many games you play you’re not in danger of getting ‘Turf Toe’… I only expect you diehard pigskin patrons to get that one!🙂
You can find the sunny outdoor Valhalla for football’s fanatic fans at the corner of Front Street & Simonton Street in front of the popular hangout Rum Barrel. ** Disclaimer: Hey, if this bar doesn’t have it the weekend you’re in town just keep looking! I’m sure someone will! **🙂
Where can you find one of those “Wish You Were Here” signs in the Florida Keys? Have no worries, I’ve found it for you! These type of signs are popular sights in vacation hot spots all around the world.
What a great photo to send on your I-Phone back to your friends and family stuck somewhere in the freezing cold! Or simply stand on either side of the sign, snap your photo, then email it to anyone you’d like rubbing in the fact that you’re in paradise while they’re wearing a Snuggie! That’s what I’d do!🙂
You can find this “Wish You Were Here” sign painted on the exterior portion of the wall of Popp’s Motel at Mile Marker 95.5 bayside of US-1 in Key Largo.
And you thought you lived on an oddly named street! Be thankful your city planners didn’t add this to their repertoire of street names!
I can see the embarrassing conversation now: “So Billy Bob, I know that area well, do you live on Sunset Cove Lane, Paradise By The Sea Drive, or Yacht Alley?” “No Sam, I live on Boats & Tires Lane.”😦 (as he hangs his head in shame)🙂
You too can find this oddly named ‘Boats & Tires Lane’ at Mile Marker 98.0 in the middle of the median. Look just north of Ballyhoo’s Restaurant sandwiched between the north and southbound lanes of US-1.
Absolutely one of the most beautiful wrought iron gate entrances in Key West.
While here, look up… all the way up as you gaze upon the clock tower featured in a previous blog. Yep, this is two for the price of one. Enjoy the views!
You can find this ornate iron adornment with its cement staircase at the old city hall building located behind the World Famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar on Greene Street here in sunny Key West just 1/2 block up from Duval Street. A portion of the building is currently being used for a Visitor Center & Chamber Of Commerce.