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Go West

Of course, the Village people were referring to San Francisco in that song. But it looks like Randy, Chris, Pete, and I will be heading west ourselves this winter…to Key West, that is.

Come to think of it, the Village People had a lesser hit out of a song called “Key West”…but nobody has probably heard it so I’ll still with “Go West” as my title.

Wait, I’m getting distracted…where was I? Oh yeah, so we’re going to fly out the day after Christmas and and return on Monday, January 5th. We’ll spend 7 days in a 2 bedroom/1.5 bathroom condo about 5 minutes from Duvall Street. It’s in an area called Truman Annex” which apparently incorporates an old Navy Yard with tennis courts, pool, and sand beach (a rarity for Key West, apparently).

We’ll be there for New Years Eve which is apparently a big to-do in Key West (reminiscent of Provincetown’s Carnival, from what I can tell) complete with a drag queen descending from the top of a building in an enormous red high-heeled shoe, similar to the ball dropping in Times Square in New York. Good times.

Seven days later we’ll drive up the Keys to Fort Lauderdale and explore the Fort Lauderdale/South Beach area for three days before returning home all toasty from the sunshine and beach.

Well, that’s the plan right now at least. We’ve got all of the elements on hold at the moment. Barring any disasters, we’ll be confirming everything later today.


So, as the Village People sang:

Mama, I’m freezin’ (mama, I’m freezin’), I wanna go to the sun (to the sun)
These icy winter breezes (winter breezes) are chillin’ all my fun (all my fun)

I’m headin’ for Key West, the key to happiness
(I’m on the run, gonna have some fun)
I’m headin’ for Key West, where leisure nights the best, oh yeah
(Gonna spend my days lyin’ in the sun)
I’m headin’ for Key West, that’s where it’s at for me
Well, (gonna spend the nights meanwhile)
I’m headin’ for Key West, I’m on the run
(Ba-da-da, ba-da-da, ba-da-da, ba-da-da, ba-da-da-bah)

1 Comment(s)

  1. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on September 19, 2008 7:27 pm

    Great location. I went to KW many times while living in MIami — holiday time is a great time to visit too!

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