Welcome to our first ever Travelogue edition of our podcast. We recently headed off to the Florida Keys for a much needed vacation. I have friends, Jennifer and Jimmy Hornsby, who live in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and I stayed with them on the first day and the final day of my trip and it was they who suggested that the videos from the trip would make a good podcast. I thought that was a great idea and WALLA!! A new feature for our show was born!!
In this episode we chronicle some of the amazing history of the Florida Keys from Henry Flagler's building of the Overseas Railroad that has now become the Overseas Highway A1A, to the boat of and house of Ernest Hemingway and his influence throughout the Florida Keys. a spotlight on two of the historic watering holes of Key West in Sloppy Joes and Captain Tony's Saloon where Hemingway once drank and Jimmy Buffett got his start.
We will also introduce you to the Sea Turtle Hospital where saving this endangered species goes to an entirely new level, learn about the History of Diving at a museum in Islamorada, feed some Tarpons at Robbie's, and climb all over Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park.
But no trip to the Florida Keys and Key West would be complete without a visit to Mallory Square overlooking the water at Sunset. Mallory Square is home to the Shipwreck Museum, Mason De Pepe for Cuban delicacies, countless shops, and the Sunset Celebration that features some of the most eclectic group of entertainers anywhere in America and in this episode we will introduce you to the most famous of all the buskers there, Dominique and his Flying House Cats! The Best Cat Show on Earth!
It is all here in a road trip across the Florida Keys that everyone should get the chance to take at least once in a lifetime!!
A Link to photographs and videos from the Florida Keys vacation that were used in this podcast: