Hello from Key West, Florida! We are in our second week at Sigsbee Island located in Key West. Sigsbee hosts active duty Navy as well as a huge RV camp, where we are parked. Sigsbee was named for the Captain of the U.S.S. Maine that was sunk in Havana Harbor (more about that below). With the incredible temps and sunny skies, we are leading a very active lifestyle. Riding bikes, playing Pickleball, walking Bear and visiting old friends and new, make our days go very fast. Here is a snapshot look at our week:
Bike ride with friends from Sigsbee
Beautiful blue skies and white sandy beaches
Our friends Roger and Bonnie Ford have introduced us to a game called Pickleball. It is played on an abbreviated tennis court with small rackets (larger than ping pong rackets, but smaller than tennis rackets). The first team reaching 11 points wins. Then it is on to the next game. This can go on for three to four hours. It is great exercise and really requires lots of stamina and hand/eye coordination. Roger and I are playing four days a week and we are tired when finished.
Roosters and chickens are everywhere in Key West. They are descendants from birds brought from Cuba many years ago. They are protected on the Key and have multiplied.
On one bike trip this week, we visited the cemetery. It is interesting because there is a section devoted to those killed on the Maine. As mentioned above, this ship was sunk in Havana Harbor thus signaling the start of the Spanish American War.
The section of the cemetery reserved for those killed in action.
This marker really caught my attention.
Thank you for checking in with us. We still have lots of exploring to do in Key West. We really do appreciate your interest in our travels.