The view from our hotel room at the Margaritaville Resort.

The morning of our second day was beautiful. Given the amount of merriment from the night before, I was surprised our morning was not a little rougher. Somehow we survived the night and now it was time to check out a couple of things around town.

Our first stop was fort Zachary Taylor. This forts construction started in 1845 and construction was slow primarily due to remote location, yellow fever outbreaks and hurricanes. It was named Fort Zachary Taylor after the president died in 1850. The park has nature trails throughout and the fort itself has guided tours once a day.
You can go to http://www.fortzacharytaylor.com/ for more information.


Key West has many lodging options. Hidden bed and breakfast's are all over. Each with their own charm.

Miss Lynn and myself on top of Fort Zachary Taylor.

One of the many canons on display.

When the fort was decommissioned many of the armaments were merely placed in areas that could be filled in with concrete.

Interior of Fort Zachary Taylor.

The old Roaddog on his scooter.
We rented a scooter for us to get around and it turned out to be the perfect transportation for Key West. With all of the traffic and parking problems it allowed us to get around quickly and made the in and out of all the tourist attractions quick and easy for everything we wanted to see.
A few of the must see spots in Key West are the Fort, the southernmost spot (for a selfie) and of course Ernest Hemingway house with its legendary 6 toed cats.

The southernmost point of the continental United States, one of those must see selfie spots

One of Key West's most famous residents was Ernest Hemingway and his exploits here are legendary. You can tour his house and one of the things one thinks about is his 6 toed cats. 6 toed cats were considered good luck by sailors and for whatever reason an entire line of them exist here at the Hemingway home.

You can find out more at: https://www.hemingwayhome.com/

The home is quite nice and well worth your time to explore.
After that we spent the rest of the day just wandering around this marvelous little island followed by a great dinner at sunset back at the Margaritaville resort and a good nights rest.

Tomorrow it is off to explore the other keys and a Night in Key Largo.



The gardens surrounding the Hemingway house.
 
The pool area and Gardens have been maintained nicely.


Some more views of the house interior and exterior.

Romantic dinner at sunset. Not a bad way to end the day.