Saturday, February 13, 2016

Key West - The flowers are coming out

Outside Yours and Mayan, a favorite store of the kids
The weather in Key West appears to be returning to normal although it's still cooler than in past years. At least the wind had moderated, now mostly in the 10 to 15 range instead of what we've seen of 20 to 30 kts. Even the flowers are coming out. There's never been a frost in Key West so there are many tropical plants not seen further north.

The flowers are starting to come out
The intention today was for the kids to try out the local beach but that never seemed to develop, the manana syndrome set in and the kids, minus Philip, went for a shopping spree. Philip just wanted to hang out and read, relaxation he can never find at home - too close to work.

Key West is beautiful in bloom, now it's just beginning
The kids returned from shopping but came back with nothing in tow. Sarah and Natalie each had a certain amount they could spend and they first wanted to check out the prices and prioritize what they wanted before committing their cash horde. Sarah had her figures to the penny included the Key West tax rate of 7.5%. One of their favorite shops is Yours and Mayan, a speciality shop for Mexican hand made goods.

So the days are passing by and everyone is just enjoying the warm weather. They all saw the weather report for Hartford, a low of -7 F but with winds of 15 to 25 mph the wind chill is down to -27! Key West never felt so good.