Last two days on the Regatta

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Oceania's Regatta

Flag of United States  , Florida
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Map of Key West.

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JAN 20 was a full day cruising towards Key West, Florida.
Alex and I tried to book another reservations at Toscana Restaurant during the cruise in addition to the two our travel agent booked for us, but they were fully booked, and instead we were treated to a visit to the ship's bridge.   Here's some pictures of our visit.


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The wine group had a special dinner at the Polo (steaks) Restaurant where Macchia Winery paired about six different wines with the food.





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JAN 21: Key West, Florida, is
the southernmost point of the US mainland. The real southernmost point in the US is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was good to have our feet on US land again, and walking around Key West was very enjoyable. We walked from the ship towards Whitehead and Front Street, stopped at a Tourist Info booth, and Alex got a map of Key West. We then proceeded towards Duval Street (main shopping-bar street) where some of the best restaurants are located. We walked all the way to the Duval Street pier to view the sites and to take some pictures. We walked back to Whitehead Street by way of South Street, and took some pictures at the monument that says “Southernmost Point in the US (90 miles from Cuba).” We walked on Whitehead Street back towards the pier, passed by Ernest Hemingway's House, took some pictures, then but veered off on Olivia Street to visit the Eco Museum at Ft Zachary Taylor Park (I highly recommend it for future visitors to Key West).  We saw a short film, then proceeded to look at their displays on the eco system of the Key West land and waters.












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On our walk back towards Duval Street, Alex saw a internet cafe where he stopped by to check on his emails, so I just slowly walked back towards the pier where our ship was docked. I looked for t-shirts for my wife and son, but didn't find anything special, so I didn't buy anything. On Front Street, I saw a Hog's Breath bar (Clint Eastwood owns a Hog's Breath bar-restaurant
in Carmel, California), so I waited by the waterfront for Alex to return so we could have a drink at Hog's Breath, but by the time I spotted him, he was sitting at the bar by the pier. He ordered a
Majito, so I ordered one too. He said it tastes different than the one he drank in Cuba last year. We walked about six miles today.



Our travel agent made reservations for us to join them at Toscana Restaurant for dinner, so we brought our last bottle of wine, the Macchia Winery Sangiovese with us. The travel company's owner's son sat with us at our table, and he brought a bottle of wine too! The five of six at our table ordered the ossobucco, and it was as good as I anticipated it would be. I had fried baby calamari for appetizer, the ossobucco for my main entree, and chocolate ice cream for dessert. It was a nice way to end this 10-day cruise.


* I now have a fan in Japan, misocutlet.  Welcome! 






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