January 16, 2011

Key West, FL

This time of year, things really slow down for me. School is out and wedding season is over, and I usually get a couple of weeks to just enjoy life. Last week, we snuck away to Key West, FL. I’d never been to Key West, but we had an amazing time exploring the 4×1 mile island.

Of course, escaping Chicago’s winter and spending some time in the sun is never a bad thing. However, Key West has such a personality. We fell in love with every part of it: the roosters that run wild all over the place, blue ocean in every direction, more palm trees than you could count and, of course, key lime pie (we may or may not have eaten it every single day).

I hope you enjoy looking through some of these photos from our trip. As I’ve mentioned before, traveling really allows me to shoot photographs; it reminds me why I love carrying a camera with me all the time.

Some of these images will be available for sale in my fine art gallery!

Key West has some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.

Of course, there is also plenty of tourist-driven fun.

Roosters were all over the place. Seriously. You couldn’t leave the house without seeing several of them.

And then there were the cats. Oh, you guys know me and animals. Most of Key West’s cats are “Hemingway cats” and they have–wait for it–SIX toes!