Friday is a long day….and night. Did so much that I can’t believe it myself!
The Curry Mansion
Started with breakfast at the Curry Mansion. An omelet, bacon, sausage, potatoes, OJ, tea (coffee was terrible), fresh fruit. From there, went to K-Mart for some things we forgot and a craft store (long story – will share another time!).
Since we were full from breakfast, we decided to visit with Pete and Angie at Peppers of Key West. Of course, we came bearing presents (beer – and lots of it – for Angie and us)! Although all of the employees are really good, we have a soft spot in our hearts for Angie.
The taste-testing was a hugh success once again. We stopped just before the insane hot sauces although we did watch a group of 5 go for the whole enchilada . It was hysterical when they all turned beet red at the same time and chugged the beer! I love this place…It’s so much fun! If you haven’t tried this, you gotta go!!!!
Peppers of Key West
Next came Rum Barrel. We made arrangements to meet Jesse, a friend from home who now lives in Key West, who we always look forward to seeing and have such a great time with, and Angie met us there after she finished work – with really fantastic news …. She was promoted to Assistant Manager! It couldn’t happen to a nicer person! Of course, we had to celebrate! So we tried the Rum Sampler – Yum – and split orders of a Cheesesteak and a Pulled Pork Sandwich (Double Yum). Oh! Did I forget to mention the beer?
Conch Republic Battle
Since it was Conch Republic Days, it was a necessity to watch the Conch Battle Reenactment. Of course, once again the Coast Guard defeated the Conch’s. Loved the blasting of rolls of toilet paper – watching it stream into the water – and tossing of stale bread.
While waiting for the Battle to begin,we were entertained by Will and his high wire act.
And, of course, the sunset! Can’t forget the sunset!
On to Schooner Wharf Bar. Met Bob and Angie. Howard Livingston and Mile Marker 24 were suppose to perform but Howard’s Mom is not well, so he flew to be with her. Only MM 24 was there … we listened for a very short time … just not the same without Howard and his songs. Howard had never canceled a show before but anyone with a Mom who has been ill knows exactly where he belonged – and it wasn’t at SWB!
So we left there and went to The Bull. Saw Pete and Bo performing. What a blast! They called Uncle Bob up to play a song and, as always, he was great!
Uncle Bob and Pete
Some guy from a bachelor party got Angie up dancing…all in good fun! But he wanted to make sure Bob understood he meant no harm so he kept explaining and apologizing…….What a hoot!
Angie Dancing at The Bull
From there we went upstairs to the Garden of Eden. There’s a million steps to get there, so you know you want to be there if you intentionally climb that many steps! The music was blaring; everyone was dancing. It’s impossible not to have a good time here. On a side note, very few people were disrobed. A few topless (Rich and John are trying – unsuccessfully to avert their eyes – or are they? Why would they want to???) and only 2 or 3 totally naked. Believe it or not, after the first few minutes, you get with the program and it’s no longer a big deal. We were told that as the evening wears on, and folks become more inebriated, more take advantage of the clothing optional choice. Guess we didn’t stay late enough!
Of course, the evening is still in full swing, so we left the GOE for Cowboy Bill’s. I’d never been in this one, only the smaller one next to Captain Tony’s. It’s hugh….didn’t expect just how big! There’s the bull riding room (seems they go easier on the gals – faster for the guys), the pool table room where Angie challenged John to a game, several bars and big screen TV’s everywhere! Spent quite a few hours…and many, many beers…here.
It’s now tomorrow morning….and I’m hungry! So we said good night to Bob and Angie (John and Diane decided to stay a while longer), decided to have a slice of pizza (Angelina’s?) and ate it as we headed back to the Curry Mansion.
Fell into bed once again and woke to street noises around 7AM. I’m beginning to see a trend here. Fall face-first into bed, always up early (cause I don’t want to miss anything) and drink lots of beer!!! Ahhh…PARADISE!
Day 3 to come….