Sunday, May 17, 2009
Vacation Day 4 Key West
Friday May 8 found us in Key West, we took the Conch Tour Train to see a lot of sights and to hear some of the history of the island. Cayo Hueso means island of bones, but the English pronunciation became Key West. The Spanish found a lot of bones on the island, thus the name. Here is a historical plaque at the Southern most point and the picture of us there.
We also saw the Little White house, were President Trueman stayed when he was in Key West.
Here we are your typical Key West tourist ready for the beach!
We took more pictures of the biggest Banyan tree I ever seen. It is in front of The Banyan Resort and it crosses a drive way into another section of the yard.
On the drive home we stopped on the old 7 mile bridge and took more pictures. My husband was amazed at how narrow that is. I told him when you drove on it, and a truck was coming towards you from the other direction you thought you had to inhale so your car would be able to past by. Not that it would help, but that is the feeling it created. The new bridge is so much nicer. It was funny to see trees starting to grow on the old bridge. The old rail road rails are really rusting bad. On the old bridge the guard rails were made from the Old Flagler Rail Road rails. (See Webshots for more pictutes.)