US Route 1, Part 1 - Day 04
Wednesday, December 22, 2004

 Today's Narrative 

Today we spend sight seeing in Key West, FL

We got up about 9:30 or so and headed back to Key West. A lot of what we saw is explained in the pix below.

About 6pm or so we headed back up US 1. On to the FL Turnpike and then on to I95 to Delray Beach where I hooked up with an old friend, Ralph. We closed down the local Applebee's, went back to Ralph's house and stayed up till almost 4am talking about old times, etc. Hit the bed around 4am or so.

 Today's Pictures 
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Hmmm... not sure about this. This "monument?" was in a roadside park near a golf course. A joke? Voodo perhaps? Mopeds are a popular way of travelling around here. Sort of a moped on steroids :) And, of course, having all these mopeds running everywhere means that eventually you'll need a place like this.
A typical street in the old part of Key West. Notice the small ship in the far background :) A sample of Key West humor? Can you name the brand of this car? If you can't, please leave this web site immediately as it is much too mature for you. There are wild hens and roosters all over the place. The roosters crow, too!
The begin and the end... the ying and the yang. This is where it stops and ends. Now were're looking forward to seeing signs like these at the other end of US Route 1. Calm seagulls just hanging around looking for a handout. Instantly vicious seagulls going totally nuts over a cheddar flavored Wheat Thin cracker. Pigeons!

 Today's Stats 

Beginning time: 9:30 am
Ending time: 10:30 pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 11 hours
Begining odometer: 117141
Ending odometer: 118130
Net miles today: 289
Average MPH: 26.27
Total trip mileage: 1260

Gasoline: $0
Food, ice, etc.: $31
Lodging: $0
Other: $3 - tolls

 Thought For The Day 

Neal Boortz in ATL:

The best thing about dating a homeless person is that at the end of the date, you can drop them off anywhere.

 Joke Of The Day 

From June in Aiken, SC:

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!" So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place.

It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one. Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.

She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on...very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin.

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?" The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"

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