Apr 27, 2011

I miss...

...Key West.

I had drinks yesterday evening at a Tiki Bar kinda place on our harbor that I haven't been to in years.  Which is sad, because it's pretty much the only joint in walking distance from our home worth going to.  But there are/were reasons for not going, and we kinda stuck to them.  But I decided to put that all behind and just go.  And it was glorious.  Beautiful 70's weather, a view of the harbor, cold cocktails...it all felt right.

Then there is that new movie coming out with John Krasinski and Kate Hudson.  I forget what it's called, but part of it was filmed in that bar I went to last night.  I saw it on a commercial for the film and they made the joint look like something out of Key West.  Probably why I was open to going back there after several years.

Then there is the 3rd Jack Reacher book from Lee Child that I'm reading right now.  Starts off in Key West in a bar that sounds just like Captain Tony's Saloon before moving on to NYC.  It's all around me, this Key West nostalgia.

I need to go back.

Now.

12 comments:

Beach Bum said...

You and me both, I keep trying to arrange a guy only road trip with my youngest brother and one of my cousins. We've talked about getting cheap airfare to Orlando then renting a car and driving to Key West.

Normal stuff with kids, jobs, and wives keep getting in the way.

Slyde said...

and since you don't work, you CAN go right now if you wanted!

Winning!

Heff said...

Just move there. You'd probably be one of the youngest residents in the state !

Tony said...

I am trying to talk some of my buds and buddettes into a motorcycle trip down there from HOTLanta area.

savannah said...

i know i've been MIA, but what happened to moving to charleston????? everything ok? xoxox

sybil law said...

Blogger Meetup in Key West!!
LET'S DO IT!

Jimmy said...

I miss the toilet bowl frequently and hit the floor when I have had one or two bevvies on a Friday night.

Lotus07 said...

This is an interesting concept, the idea of always having some place to go back to in our dreams, but we never seem to be able to find that ideal place and be content in our every days lives.....what the fuck is up with that?

Lotus07 said...

Yeah...what Sybil said....Blogger met up in Key West......I'm Game!

B.E. Earl said...

Beach Bum - The drive from Orlando is a haul, but I did the drive from Miami a couple of times and it was pleasant.

Slyde - You are gonna pay for it all then, right?

Heff - True dat! And certainly one of the sexiest. Rowr!

Tony - I don't ride, but I when I hear about trips like that it makes me want to learn.

Savannah - It's out there. Got some things to figure out first.

Sybil - We should do that one of these days. Fun!

Jimmy - Been there, done that, peed on the floor of a hotel room.

Bruce - Well, I guess we can't all be happy all of the time. Can we?

Faiqa said...

I love the Keys... I think we'll go this summer. If you plan a trip, let me know and maybe we can meet up?

B.E. Earl said...

Faiqa - I'll let everyone know, absolutely. Unfortunately we already have a couple of trips planned this year so I'm not sure it's in the budget (time and/or money). We'll have to see.