Key Lime Crunch Yogurt

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Want the flavor of Key Lime Pie?   My wife found Yoplait® Mix-In’s at Mejier and they are great.  They are 190 calories and most likely better for you than Key Lime Pie, but we’ll leave that for you to try!    One side is Key Lime Yogurt and the other side is crumbled graham cracker crust.  It’s a good and healthy substitute.

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Work-Life Balance

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Here’s a little advice from Project.Com about work life balance.  It’s something I struggled with for some time until my Trip to Key West and a chat with my flight doctor!   Please check this out.   Remember, I do not live to work, I work so I can live!

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Key West Music

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A little about music in Key West.  Love it.   I wish I had more time to relax and listen to the bands.  We did get a chance to sit down three times to listen to music and enjoy the atmosphere.  It was wonderful.  First stop was The Bull Bar.  Great open bar with a great band just before the Off Shore Races started.  After the Bull, we stopped at Irish Kevins.  New York Pauly was playing.  He’s a must see.  He had us dying with laughter!  Lastely and my favorite, the stage at Sunset Pier. The photo scene in this post is from our visit.  It’s a must see!

Sunset Pier

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The first place and my main place I HAD to visit during my trip was Sunset Pier.  I’ve watched their webcams for many hours and totally fell in love with the place.  Being on the water with beverages and watching the sunset with amazing music in the background is basically heaven on earth.  No better place to be.  It’s a must see if you visit Key West.  Located at Ocean Key Resort & Spa and next to Mallory Square, it makes for a very easy visit both during the day and at sunset.

For drinks, you cannot go wrong.  There’s a lot of standard bears such as Heineken and Corona.  There are many local drinks as well.  I have to say I’ve loved having the Key West Sunset Ale.  Just overall a good beer. It was good enough to by 6 bottles for my condo during my stay. Nothing like a breakfast beer?

Food is amazing.  The Yucca Fries were recommended by a visiting couple when we chatted with them. They said it was good and we took a taste. Other items we tried were the Conch Fritters, jerk Wings, and Cuban Mix.  Very good choices.

Mix all of this together, and it’s a great trip to the pier.  Music that is provided is local and just wonderful to listen to.  No cover, but get there early for seating because the pier section to the north was damaged during Hurricane Irma.  Sitting on the pier section was part of my goal on this trip which was lost during the hurricane damage.  This means I will be back at some point!

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St Patty’s Day Marg O’Rita

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If you want to change your luck this St. Patrick’s Day, put down the green beer and pick up a Marg O’Rita! Here is my two favorite recipes from my St Patty’s day yesterday!

TROPICAL LEPRECHAUN MARG O’RITA
Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Margaritaville® Gold Tequila
3/4 oz. Margaritaville® Triple Sec
3/4 oz. Melon Liqueur
5 oz. Margaritaville® Margarita Mix
Splash of Orange Juice

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glasses.

AVO RITA
Ingredients:
3 oz. Margaritaville® Gold Tequila
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 Medium Ripe Avocado
Ice

Directions:
Fill ice reservoir in your Frozen Concoction Maker with ice. Pour ingredients in glass jar. Concoct until smooth. Pour into your favorite glasses. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Makes approximately 2-3 drinks.

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Hurricane Drink Recipe

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Need a Hurricane Drink Recipe before, you know…. go insane? No problem! Here is a one with a Class 5 Upgrade made with Rum.

Alcohol

  • 2oz Spiced Rum – Key West Distillery is my fav
  • 2oz Silver Code Rum – Key West Distillery is my fav
  • 2oz Key Lime Code Rum  (for class 5 Hurricane)

Other Stuff

  • 2oz Passion Fruit Juice
  • 4oz Orange Juice
  • 1oz Grenadine
  • 1/4 Cup Ice

Regular Hurricane Recipe

Add ice to your 16oz Cup. Add in the Spiced Rum, Silver Rum, Passion Fruit, Orange Juice, and Grenadine. Cover with a Shaker Top and shake it like you mean it. Pour into a hurricane glass or keep it in your Cup.

Class 5 Hurricane Recipe

Same as above but add in the Key Lime rum. This will help keep you from going insane.

The sweet taste of the Spiced Rum & Key Lime Rum make this Hurricane Drink a bit more on the sweeter side of tropical drinks. The Key Lime adds a nice hint of flavor reminding you of your last trip to Key West.

My Key West Trip

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My first trip to Key West was in November 2017. A group of 13 friends traveled to the little island for the National Offshore Boat Races.  All of us have families and decided this trip would be adults only.  This will be a very interesting since this group had been busy with small children. I will have multiple posts on this trip, but here I’ll give you an overview.

My wife, a friend, and I traveled the Sunday before the races to enjoy the calm before the storm.  Most of our group planned to arrive on Wednesday. I am so glad we did this. This way we could do some of the bucket list items we wanted to do. We flew into Fort Lauderdale and took a puddle jumper into Key West. It was an amazing flight, especially since I am working on my pilot’s license and have flown into Key West on my flight simulator many times.

After we landed we headed to our condo in Stock Island.  It’s a three bedroom, two floor townhouse locales in Coral Hammock area. Great place and we had a great view of the pool. The CVS next door was perfect for getting items we needed.

The first few days we hit the major tourist locations. Once our group arrived there were more restaurants and bar hopping along with a lot of shenanigans.

The end of the week was dedicated to the boat races and more shenanigans.

The trip back home was interesting. We are supposed to fly out of Key West, but due to flight scheduling issues, we ended up driving to Fort Lauderdale with a rental car. This was a great unplanned travel that I am glad it happened.

 

Places to Stay

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There are many places to stay in Key West and the lower Keys as well.  It’s hard to say where you would like to stay because there are so many options.   You can stay at one of the resorts from anywhere from $279 to $549 a night to a condo on Stock Island for $2300 a week for three bedrooms.   It’s very hard to say.  During our trip we took a condo in Coral Way Condos on Stock Island which didn’t allow us to be near Duval St, but it was only a $15 Uber ride one way.  For the three of us that stayed there, it was good.  We had the chance to hang out with the locals which was wonderful. We found out that 6 other members of our group stayed in the same complex.

Key West Beach

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Key West is not known for it’s beaches.  I has a few cool public beaches that we did visit.  Largest recommendation I have is to wear boat shoes.  The beaches are not sandy rather than broken sea shells.  On feet, it’s somewhat uncomfortable.  Now about the beaches …..

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