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Blue Macaw Restaurant

Do you like Island Food? If so, then I’ve found one of the newest eateries in Key West just for you! Island food would be considered Bahamas, Jamaica, Aruba or any other of the islands in the Caribbean.

Though I’ve not eaten there yet, it’s definitely on my list for a future visit… YUM YUM Jerk Chicken! Hey, you don’t have to be hungry to stop on by either because the sign says eats & BAR! 🙂 If you look close at their sign you’ll be greeted by an extra bonus for those souvenir photo-ops, there’s actually a waterfall behind the sign and within the jungle-type foliage.

You can find the Blue Macaw Island Eats & Bar smack dab on the corner of the Bahama Village Market on Petronia Street a few blocks southwest of Duval Street in Key West.

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Camel Found In The Keys!

Wow was I blown away by this! Driving down a street for the first time looking for anything of interest and OH MY GOSH seeing something out of the corner of my eye I slammed on the brakes! (OK, gently pressed) Backing up to the previous house I couldn’t believe what was standing in front of me… a CAMEL! This is probably the only CAMEL in the entire Florida Keys and I found it especially for YOU! 🙂

You too can stop by and see the Key’s Camel for FREE at Mile Marker 87.5 bayside by turning onto Palm Lane. Drive slow and you’ll see it about a 1/4 mile down on your left. No riding the camel please, it sits on private property.

 

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More Mailboxes Of The Keys!

There’s always a wide virility unique style of mailboxes throughout the 129 miles of the Florida Keys.

Seen here are a tow truck, Spanish Galleon, spiral staircase, & gator mailboxes. These four were found just today on my trip down to Key West by turning onto streets I’d never been on before.

So where can you find your own smorgasbord of mailboxes? Simple, there’s thousands of different styles out there so just keep an eye out while driving down any road in the Keys!

          

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Florida Keys LARGEST Chair!

13906757_1347446011936956_1252688957496432404_nWelcome to the LARGEST photo-op wooden chair in the entire Florida Keys!

Without a doubt, there’s at least a dozen of these chairs located throughout the 128 mile drive of the Keys. These are so popular with tourist that new ones keep popping up and getting BIGGER and BIGGER in size! To prove it, this guy in the photo said he was 6’2″ tall… and he’s STANDING up it making him look like a child. Oh yeah, the chair has a sign with lawyer talk written on it that means: ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! (true)

You too can find this sought out gem of a photo-op fit for any scrapbook here at the Key Largo Chamber Of Commerce & Visitor Center at Mile Marker 106.0 bayside.

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Sheriff’s Children’s Animal Park

IMG_4235Welcome to one of the strangest two-business combos in the Florida Keys!

When you think of an animal park zoo-type attraction you rarely… OK, never ever think of the law enforcement until this time. Welcome to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Children’s Animal Park! While walking around the closed fence I saw a warthogs, turtles, maybe a sheep or lamb along with wild birds in the distance. Though I was there on a Sunday morning and unable to enter, I’m sure they’re open during the week.

You can find this unlikely combo of Children’s Animal Park & Monroe County Sheriff’s Department on Stock Island Mile Marker 5.0 bayside by turning on College and driving down about 1/2 mile or so on the right.

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Korean War Memorial

IMG_4255Welcome to one of Key West’s LEAST seen monuments… the Korean War Memorial!

Referred to as the ‘Forgotten War’, the Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea. The war lasted 3-years, 1-month & 2-days from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. I encourage you to stop by and pay tribute to those brave men & women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberties & rights as Americans!

First find your way to Bayview Park near the corner of N. Roosevelt Blvd. & Pearl Street. It’s here at Bayview Park’s northernmost side exactly in front of the parking area beside the Vietnam Memorial just a few feet from the sidewalk. The parks biggest building is a gazebos, if you find this you can see it from here just a stones throw north.

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Key West’s Roaring Tiger!

It’s BACK, after a several year hiatus, this former high school welded mascot has made a ROARING COMEBACK! 🙂

The building it now sits in front of has been going though recent changes from a school to the new government city hall. The tiger itself was removed years ago and has been painstakingly refurbished looking BRAND NEW as it did originally all those years ago. If you don’t know, the tiger was a gift from former welding students and presented to the then high school at this same address and located on the same corner it sits today.

You can find this former high school welded ‘Tiger Mascot’ in front new city hall on White Street in Key West. There’s at least one more awesome welded school mascot in town that I’ll report on in the future so stay tuned!

    

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