Saturday, December 15, 2012

Last Mango in Paris

 Title from Last Mango in Paris, by Jimmy Buffett

 After our kayaking trip, we rented a bicycle and a tricycle (mine!) and  went to Franco's.  I'd seen them making mozzarella balls on the tourist TV channel and was intrigued.  
 We took our sandwiches to go, in the basket of my tricycle.  As we pedaled toward the beach, it clouded up and began to rain.  We stopped to cover our precious sandwiches with a towel and pedaled on.  The picnic area at the beach is in a grove of pine trees and was nice and dry despite the light rain falling.
 The sandwiches were absolutely wonderful.  Great Italian sandwich, and probably the best value on the island.  The rain moved on and we rented chairs and parked ourselves on the beach.
 Since we'd seen the sunset from Mallory Square the last few nights, we decided to stay and watch from the beach for our last night.

 Despite the cloud cover, it was still a pretty sunset.

The camera is a little tilted - I promise the ocean doesn't actually look crooked. ;)
We cleaned up a little, ate dinner at our favorite place in Key West - Caroline's Cafe, then went to Capt. Tony's for some entertainment.  We know Capt. Tony's from a Jimmy Buffett song, Last Mango in Paris, but it has been there much longer than the song.  Capt. Tony, as we learned from the many articles on the wall, is a Key West legend in his own right.  He even served as Key West mayor, winning by a small margin, for a time.

It's dark, it's quirky, it's Key West.  If you're ever there, you've got to check out the legendary Capt. Tony's.


Keetha Broyles said...

Last Mango in Paris.


We won't GO to the place about Paris not being tropical and mangos being tropical - - -

You appear to be having SOOO much fun down there.

And you also appear to be "leaning" in that beach picture.

Jocelyn said...

Well, here's what I know for sure:

I'm in the wrong place right now, eating the wrong stuff.

Mozarella balls? And that sandwich? And bikes? And the ocean?

Oh, my.