Key West Journals

Having some cruising fun.

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A February 2012 trip to Key West by vampirefan

Key West Lighthouse Museum Photo, Key West, Florida More Photos
Quote: In part 4 of our cruise/road trip adventure, I review some of the things we did while we were in port and some fun before the cruise.

Exit 66 Nightclub

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Attraction | "Monsters of Rock pre concert partay! "

Exit 66 Nightclub Photo, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Included in our cruise was a pre party concert located at Ft. Lauderdale’s Exit 66. If you’re looking for the place to partay in Ft. Lauderdale..this is the place to be. Since there were plenty of people coming from all over the country and the world and many would be in town the night before, the organizers decided to throw a pre party concert for us that included concerts with Van Halen tribute band, Atomic Punks, and Kix. The Club. The club is a massive 2 story complex that covers 6 rooms. It covers 20,000 feet. There are 6 bars inside. The stage is huge. This is the kind of stage major bands use, not some small corner of a bar like many other clubs. Ok, so...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 27, 2012

Exit 66 Nightclub
219 South Atlantic Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33325
(954) 357-9981

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre

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Attraction | "Playing with the flamingos. "

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
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I had been wanting to visit the gardens for a while but never made it when I was in town. Since Nick and I didn’t care for any of the listed shore excursions, we decided to just go out and explore on our own. After returning from our island tour, and doing a little shopping, we grabbed a cab and headed towards the gardens. Since 1937, visitors and tourists alike have been enjoyed the Ardastra Gardens which featured the work of Jamaican horticulturist, Hedley Vivian Edwards. In the 1950’s the Bahamian government purchased flamingos in order to breed them since they had became rare in the area. In 1982 Norman Solomn purchased the gardens and added the zoo. Today there are about 300 spe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 27, 2012

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
323-5806

the ceiling Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
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When Nick and I took the taxi tour part of the deal was 45 minutes at Atlantis. Nick loved to gamble so I think that is what won him over! The casino. The casino covers 7 acres of gaming fun. They host 100 tables that include Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, and mini baccarat. The casino is the largest in the Bahamas and offer 750 slot machines as well. If you prefer betting on games, the Pegasus Race and Sports Book will be glad to take your donation! If you are really good at this stuff then you may want to check out on of their tournaments. They host a number of them through out the year including poker tournaments or slots championships. High rollers and ra...Read More

Nassau, Bahamas

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Nassau  Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
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Since our cruise ship didn’t offer much in the way of shore excursions, Nick and I decide to wing it and explore on our own to see what this capitol city offers. When we woke up we were still pulling into port so Nick and I decided go eat breakfast while we were waiting to embark. As we come up on the massive windows I was greeted by the Paradise Island (Hog Island) lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1817 and remains an aid to navigation. It isn’t open to the public but it looked like you could walk out and enjoy it from Atlantis. But you get great views from the cruise ships and from the Ski doo tours that go by. After a nice breakfast we disembark and make our way ...Read More

Key West Fl.

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The old customs house Photo, Key West, Florida
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Since our cruise ship didn’t offer much in the way of shore excursions in Key West, Nick’s friend and local Wendy met us and took us around this amazing city. Originally I had planned on doing a few more things in Key West since I thought our departure time was at 5. But the idiots who arranged the Monsters of Rock cruise decided to have a meet and greet with the band at 1. And the bands on the meet and greet would not be the same ones that would be at the meet and greet in the evening. And that is what I was here ..to meet the bands. So our time in Kew West would be cut considerably. We got off the ship and headed in towards town while Nick was calling Wendy. Right as we...Read More

Key West Lighthouse Museum

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Attraction | "Come on up for a bird's eye view. "

Key West Lighthouse Museum Photo, Key West, Florida
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While a meet and greet with the bands left us short on time, I know I had to go climb the Key West lighthouse while we were here. After 1819 when the United States purchased Florida and its keys from the Spanish, it became a major port and salvage city. In 1825 the city built a 65 foot brick lighthouse on Whitehead Point to assist the constant flow of ships that would pull into the harbor. The first light keeper was Michael Mabry and he died in 1832. His wife, Barbara, would then sever as the keeper for 32 years. During the hurricane Barbara survived but 14 people who hid out in the lighthouse including 7 members of her family did not. Nearby Sand Key Lighthouse also sustained ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 27, 2012

Key West Lighthouse Museum
938 Whitehead St
Key West, Florida 33040
+1 305 294 2633