I did not get a lot of back story from these folks but they were none the less happy to get their picture with me.
Janice from California
I met Janice at the southern most point with her husband. They were there on vacation and missing their grandkids.
Don from Iowa
“I saved my money and moved down on my own. I spent two nights in a hotel and by the third day I had a job and an apartment”
These are our two favorite people at the Flying Monkey Bar. Nora was from the Ukraine. She spent over an hour with Darrell and I talking about raising her family in Key West. She also talked about the famous fantasyfest. Carly was our waitress and she was full of Key West spirit. She told us she was from Western KY “I saved my money and moved down on my own. I spent two nights in a hotel and by the third day I had a job and an apartment.” Her and Nora we very polite and happy to talk with is about their journey and ours. We have been back since to see them. They rock!
“I recommend you go looking for a room we are in season” “You guys up for an adventure?”
So as we drew the light out of the day we found ourselves enjoying Amigo’s Mexican cantina in Key West. We were just watching foot traffic on the busy Duvall Street. We ran into Jacque who had moved down from Miami because she loved the feel of the Key West life. After talking with her we began to inquire about hotels in the area and she quickly said “I recommend you go looking for a room we are in season.” We did not think much of it until we went to a couple hotels and found them all booked.
Thats when we decided to stop in at the Fairfield Inn and Suites. I met the very funny and helpful Hernan. He was working the concierge desk there. Once he heard of our plight he took up our cause to find accommodations. He called all the hotels in the area and on other islands north of Key West. After about 25 calls he asked if we would stay at a bed and breakfast. We were fine with it so long as it was a clean place. Around his 9th call he hung up the phone and with a huge grin asked “you guys up for an adventure?” I smiled back and said we are on one. He I got you the only room I could find. He set us up in one of the honeymoon suites at a clothing optional resort.