Saturday, February 21, 2015

Key West - We go to the art festival

Typical Key West artist's vehicle - parked at the art festival
Once a year Key West holds an art festival downtown. Exhibitors come from all over, some from as far away at Washington (the state, not D.C.) We look forward to it every year and it was held today. The vendors display watercolors, acrylics, pastels, sculptures, photos heavily retouched with Photoshop, jewelry and more. It's great fun just walking along and looking at all the different styles. Ann, of course, will strike up a conversation with anyone, especially other artists. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to take photos of their work so I don't have many pictures.

This place is just off Duval Street, one of the oldest buildings in Key West
We are still in recovery mode (or withdrawal) from the wonderful visits from our kids so we didn't do too much other than the walk to the art festival. Part of the fun of Key West is just walking around in the afternoon which we do a lot of. We recently bought Fitbits for the two of us to track our activity level and we've found that we're getting much more exercise than when we were up north. We still go our morning runs or walks but we also get out in the afternoon which we never did in New York, especially when it turned cold (below 60, ha).

We have reservations to eat at the Seven Fish restaurant on Thursday with Bill Spencer and Bill Washburn. It's reputed to be the best seafood restaurant in Key West, we're looking forward to it.