My treadmill workout looked like this:
|5-15||1.0||9.0 for 15 sec., 4.0 for 45 sec.|
|15-21||1.0||9.5 for 20 sec., 4.0 for 40 sec.|
|21-25||1.0||10.0 for 15 sec., 4.0 for 40 sec.|
After our workouts were complete, we headed back to our bungalow to shower before eating an apple and catching the first boat back to the mainland. Our plans for the day took us to Key West, the southernmost key of the Florida Keys.
After a 30 minute drive, we arrived at Key West and our stomachs were seriously grumblin’. We needed breakfast fast.
We found an adorable little creperie and grabbed a table outside. When we walked into the creperie, the delicious aroma of pastries and crepes filled the air. We decided to split a butter croissant while waiting for our breakfasts to come out. This was hands down the best croissant I’ve ever had. It was doughy, light and buttery. Perfection.
For my main meal, I opted for an omelet filled with spinach, goat cheese, onion, tomato and mushroom. Ryan also ordered an omelet and we both raved about our meals.Once our bellies were sufficiently full, we headed to Duval Street to begin a day of exploration and sight seeing.
We walked around for a couple of hours and eventually headed to Ernest Hemingway’s house for a tour.
For instance, Ernest Hemingway purchased his home in Key West for around $7,000. One time, when he was out of town, unbeknownst to him, his wife at the time (he had four wives over the course of his life), decided to put in a pool… that cost $20,000! When he returned, he was flabbergasted and handed his wife a penny, telling her she spent all of his money and could now have his very last cent.
She had the 1934 penny imbedded in the cement of the pool deck where it remains to this day. Though Ryan and I both enjoyed the various anecdotes about Hemingway’s life, our favorite part about the property was definitely the 6-toed cats!
Eventually we started to get hungry again, so Ryan purchased some conch fritters from a nearby street vendor.
With our appetites officially sparked, we walked another two blocks before stumbling upon Bagatelle, a cute restaurant with plenty of outdoor seating.
With some persuasion from our waiter, we began our meal by splitting a bowl of seafood chowder that was incredibly creamy and full of chunky potatoes and shellfish.For my main meal, I ordered a grilled mahi mahi sandwich with a side salad. Our waiter also brought us a plate of fries to share because they were “too good to pass up.”
I realize the portion of fish looks tiny in the above picture, but it was actually quite generous! I ate it all, as well as about 3/4 of the plate of fries.Though everything was delicious, Ryan’s Cuban sandwich stole the show. Hands down the best Cuban sandwich I’ve ever tasted. According to our waiter, the pork in the Cuban is marinated for four hours before being slow cooked. It’s a winner!
After lunch, we walked around for a bit and I purchased a little decal for the back of my car.
On our way back to our car, we grabbed some dessert.
We then headed back to Little Palm Island to relax a bit before dinner.
And that’s where I’ll leave off for the time being… Ryan just woke up and we have more honeymooning to do today!
Hope you guys are doing well!