Day 307 – Miami to Key West, Florida

Day 307 – Miami to Key West, Florida         06/24/11        Mileage: 166

It was only 160 or so miles from Miami down to Key West and the southernmost point in the continental US, so that seemed like something too good to pass up. Or, maybe it was Duval St that beckoned, but either way I packed the bike and hit the road south for one last time. The riding was hot but the scenery was more than making up for it.

I had a great lunch overlooking the water…

Once I arrived in Key West I made my way down to the southernmost point in the US for the requisite photo.

Got the requisite picture at the southernmost point in the continental USA…

….and in front of Capt. Tony’s Saloon!

Even though it was supposedly the off season, there was quite a crowd in town and I had a hell of a time finding a room in Key West, but did eventually track one down for $180…making it the most expensive hotel room on this trip so far…ouch. But, there was no time to dwell on that fact when Duval St. and it’s many famous bars beckon. So after quickly unpacking, I made my way downtown to commence a Duval Crawl.

My first stop was Capt. Tony’s made famous in part by Jimmy Buffett.

Next I stopped into Sloppy Joe’s which had 2 hilarious guys on stage singing songs you knew by heart, but with dirty lyrics…it was hysterical!

Instead of “I Have Friends in Low PLaces” by Garth Brooks…they sang “I Lick Girls in Low PLaces”…and that’s all I can say on the “G” rated blog!

I stayed to the end of their act and then made my way over to the Hogs Breath Saloon for a beer.

Straight to the point. And they did have good pizza…

Next I headed down Duval St. to Fogarty’s and then on the Jimmy Buffett’s Margaretville.

Next up was Willie T’s followed by The Bull and Whistle Bar, but ended up spending most of the rest of the night in Durty Harry’s. 

Inside Durty Harry’s….

For me and my buddy Erik…me an ex-Coastie…and Erik an ex-Naval aviator…

They had a great cover band, ice cold Jagger and PBR’s….nuff said….

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13 Responses to Day 307 – Miami to Key West, Florida

  1. carla friedman says:

    Loved the post with you and your parents and you back on American soil but I love this blog the best. Can’t wait to hear what all the lyrics are. Have fun.

  2. brian says:

    hey lenny i have a condo in palm beach gardens on the pga national golf course.. if you packed your clubs on the bike you are welcome to use it… enjoy..

  3. Lynn Olson says:

    HI Lenny,

    Welcome back to the USA. I have been following your post and pics for some time now. I worked with you dad at the PO in Toms River. Your mom and I email each other, but she didnt tell me to hold the emails this time when she went to meet you in Fl. Say Hello to them for me and glad you are home again.

    Lynn

    • Lenny says:

      Thanks Lynn….it’s nice to be back in the US for sure! My folks are already back in Toms River, but I will tell them you said hi when I see them in a couple of weeks…. 🙂

  4. Nancy says:

    I have been held hostage on this street as well…there are consequences 🙂 Welcome home 🙂

  5. Erik Myhre says:

    Welcome Back Bro……Your pics of Key West bring back soime memories! I just got my crashbars and a new front Knobby on the KTM 640 ADV. Bob and I may try to meet you on our bikes for the last 50 miles of your last leg…When do you expect that that will be? John and Sabine told me that they expect to link up with yu in Miami on Tuesday….Hey I am glad that you survived your close encounter with a Semi relatively unscathed! One truth remains constant……Crashin SUX! Soon we will have to check out your new skills in the Pines!

    Later,

    Erik

    PS, my dad has a place in Deland, FL near Daytona if you need a place to crash……let me know…609-847-2820

    • Lenny says:

      Cool! Would love to meet you guys on the road! Not too sure when that will be, maybe this weekend coming up? I’m seeing John and Sabine Tuesday (tomorrow), then heading north….probably going to take the Blue Ridge Parkway part of the way. I’ll keep you posted!

  6. Dina Carr Vargo says:

    Welcome home! It has been fun “following” you on your many adventures! I have to say I think you could put together an awesome book….I would read it! Enjoy

  7. Erik Myhre says:

    Cool, let me know as you head north….

    Erik

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