almost havana

It’s nearly Winter, and everything moves slower in Winter. Including me and my updates to this space. Since the great backpack trip over Labor Day, most of the travel has been work related, including a trip last month to Miami. But, capitalizing on an employer paid hotel, Col and I headed out a couple days early, cashed in some Hyatt points and spend one night in Key West.

I have never been to Key West, and it turns out it’s the one place in Florida that I could easily see myself living. Or, at least spending more time. We had a great time relaxing, enjoying the atmosphere and bar hopping. I can’t wait to go back and spend more time, and we’re talking everyone into a trip there in February for some hijinks.

I didn’t take my camera, but I thought it would be fun to document this adventure with my Instagram shots for a change. We flew into Miami, rented a car and made the very long drive to Key West. It’s only 100 miles, but it takes between three and four hours depending on traffic due to the bridges, low speed limits and tourists clogging the way.


We stayed at the Hyatt Resort and had a great waterfront room. An evening of walking, bar hopping and Cuban food rounded out the weekend before returning to Miami where we had a great city and water view room at the Epic hotel. I spent the next few days locked in a convention center during daylight hours, and entertaining clients in the evening. Col got to experience a little solo-traveler experience and explore Miami and South Beach on his own.

Sadly the trip ended too soon, and it was back to the daily grind that these days consists of early morning drives to Vegas to catch flights to Minneapolis. And so it goes.


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