“Forgotten Hollywood” – Anticipated Trip to the Florida Keys…

Posted on November 25, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

(reporting from Miami)

   As promised, Laurie and I traveled to the Florida Keys; through Key Largo (the famed location of the famous Bogie-Bacall adventure), and into Key West. It was a flavorful day trip with great weather, little traffic, and busy tourist stops. In many ways, this may have been the best part of the whole East Coast excursion.

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   While at the Southern most part of the contiguous United States, we visited the famed Ernest Hemingway House. It was filled with amazing artifacts and movie posters from adapted cinema of his work. The historic building is also home to over forty cats.

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   The iconic writer’s prolific work includes The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, To Have and Have Not, and The Old Man and the Sea. The amazing cinema that followed featured the artistry of Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Tyrone Power, Ingrid Bergman, Walter Brennan, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, and Lauren Bacall.

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   The boardwalk along Key West is a total tourist trap. After watching a magnificent sunset, we had key lime pie smothered in chocolate on a stick, a Key West fav. The only meal to enjoy later in the evening was sea food at the sumptuous Island Fish Co. in Marathon, FL.

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   We then traveled back on a rain-slicked highway to our hotel in Miami. Tomorrow, we return to Southern California.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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