This website has become somewhat of an obsession. My family caught me checking updates while eating, driving, watching the sunset, and at my lowest … brushing my teeth. Lisa (dental hygienist), brushing takes priority. I have been pushed to share the following photo that my father captured.
This morning we made the trek from Key Largo to Key West. The scenery made for the most incredible motorcycle ride: long bridges, tropical vegetation, and ocean views.
We arrived in Key West and stopped at the hotel to unload. While unloading, we met a couple on mopeds who were anxious to share their inside knowledge of Key West. They had just come from a restaurant called The Pirate Seafood Company, and had nothing but great things to say. We were all starving, and this sounded like just our kind of place. It turned out to be a small seafood stand next to a gas station chaulked full of pirate paraphanalia. Many in our crew were skeptical!! However, when Mundy the Pirate (the owner) showed us his fresh catch of giant shrimp, grouper, and conch, we couldn’t refuse. And fortunately we didn’t, the food was excellent, the pirate theme was entertaining, and Mundy the Pirate was full of character. Even Brendon, who doesn’t like seafood enjoyed the shrimp, fish, and conch.
Coincidentally, another one of our friends from R. E. Ginna, Kieth, just happen to be in town for the Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion. Many of us were starting to ask the question, who’s running the power plant?? By the way, yes, this is a pirate convention; Kieth delves head first and all out into some of the most unique hobbies. For this particular hobby, he has aquired the full pirate dress “kit”, swords, and a functioning musket and cannon. I couldn’t wait to see (1) keith in his pirate outfit, and (2) his cannon in action. I was disappointed on both fronts. However, even better, I did get the honor of wearing his pirate “kit” myself.
After leaving Kieth’s condo we headed to the southern most point of the US to observe the sunset. Aaron, the sentimentalist captured this beautiful moment perfectly when he said, “Do you really want to watch it get dark?”