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Key West’s Hawaiian Home

Here’s one that stuck out like a sore thumb as we were peddling around town taking photos. It’s a Hawaiian style home architecture smack dab in the middle of all of these Caribbean style homes all the way down here in Key West.

I imagine if you were in real estate this would be a great marketing ploy, or if you’re a “House Whisperer” (believe me, I know one) and loves the way that homes silently speak to your inner self then this is the house for you. I can say that this is the ONLY Hawaiian home on the island and you can’t miss it!

You can find these unique rooftop adornments on the southern side of the island near the corners of Washington Street & Vernon Avenue. Till tomorrow, I’m your roving reporter Maki Liki Luau… that’s “Blog Writer” in Hawaiian! 🙂 I do on the other hand know some Hawaiian, unlike the prior attempt at humor, this one is 100% TRUE and it’s “Aloha Nui Loa” which means “I Love You” in Hawaiian! When I was in Maui I had a local pastry chef call the college in town to confirm it… try that on your better-half and score some brownie points… or in this case maybe some Hawaiian pineapple points! 🙂

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The Key’s Coolest Shark!

Where can you find the COOLEST shark in the Florida Keys? That’s easy, it’s at Mile Marker 83.8 within Whale Harbor Marina in the city of Islamorada behind Wahoo’s Bar & Grille!

This is not the largest fiberglass shark in the Key’s nor is it the most visible shark in the Keys. This one you will have to search out but I guarantee that it will be worth a souvenir photo or two! In order to find it, you must first park your car in the front of Wahoo’s Bar & Grille which is on the left side of the road on US-1 heading south. Once parked, walk towards the back docks behind the bar & grille and there it will be… the coolest shark in the Keys. If you look close at the photo to the left you will see a placard underneath the shark’s mouth nailed to the dock which reads something like “Keep hands & face away from sharks mouth”. I think you better listen… you don’t want to begin your Key’s trip with a boo-boo from wahoo’s! 🙂 Pictured below is a full view of the shark and marina sign. Enjoy and be safe!

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