One of the more famous markers in the Key West cemetery.

We also took a tour of the Ernest Hemingway House with its neat, chartreuse colored window shutters.

Great Art Deco tilework in the Hemingway bathroom.

The Hemingway House is well known for its colony of six-toed cats roaming the grounds. Most of them, like this white cutie, were just sleeping peacefully as tour groups swarmed around them.

The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory at first looked kind of cheesy, but strangely enough it was my favorite part of the trip. It was beautiful and there were literally butterflies everywhere.

One of the butterflies even paid a visit to Christopher's back! In the background you can see the pupae room where they raise the butterflies to be let go in the main room.

We also visited the outside of the Lighthouse Museum, but skipped doing the tour. Nice, but not $11 per person nice.

The morning of our third day was spent going out to the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park for a half day at the beach.

Christopher taking a walk out into the ocean. The beach was pebbly, not sandy, but it was fun swimming out to the little rocky island with seagulls (pictured at right).

Near Mallory Square, the town has a more old-tyme, touristy ambiance. This is looking out of the front windows of the aquarium.

Christopher petting the tail of a nurse shark in the Key West Aquarium (a humble but cool aquarium built by the W.P.A. in 1935). Watch out, Christopher - it can bite!

Lunch at BO's Fish Wagon, a casual seafood eatery with live chickens roaming the outdoor dining area. Those are conch fritters, very good and very chewy. Back to scrubbles.net.

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