The Date was Changed !!!!

The original date for the event has been changed.   Please make note of the new date.

April 25 to Friday, April 29

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PLACES OF INTEREST KEY WEST

Sue has put together a list of things “To See” in Key West.  It is very strange how many places I have yet to see!   I heard we have over 30 people registered for the Great Battle.  Looking forward to Seeing everyone!

1. The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory-1316 Duval
2. Harry S. Truman Little White House-111 Front Street
3. Audubon House and Tropical Gardens-205 Whitehead
4. Dry Tortugas National Park-there are two ways to get there. If interested the airplane (float plane) ride out is absolutely gorgeous but a little pricey. Another option is by boat.
5. Key West Lighthouse and Museum-938 Whitehead
6. Fort Zachary Taylor Historic Park-Southard Street on Truman Annex
7. Hemingway House-907 Whitehead
8. Mel Fisher-Sunken Treasure Museum-200 Greene Street
9. La Te Da’s-drag queen show on Duval
10. Key West Cemetery
11. Saint Mary Star of Sea Church and grounds-1010 Windsor Lane
12. Sunset Pier and Mallory Square-1 Front Street
13. Kino Sandal Factory-107 Fitzpatrick Street
14. Key Deer on Deer Key Island
15. Tour Key West by either the Trolley or the Conch Train
These are but a few suggestions. For more on Key West Attractions or more information on the above, Trip Advisor has nice reviews and some prices.
Key West Restaurant/Bar Suggestions
Mangrove Mamas-Mile Marker 20 US 1
Boondocks Grille-Mile Marker 27.5
No Name Pub on Big Pine Key-North Watson Blvd, north of US 1 $
El Saboney- 900 Catherine Street Key West, a favorite Cuban Food Restaurant $-$$
AB Lobster -700 Front Street. Big menu but $$$
Hogfish Bar on Stock Island (Front Street) has really fresh seafood $-$$
Caroline’s-Duval St $$

Blue Heaven Restaurant -729 Thomas Street for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Seating is outside, dirt floor and plenty of chickens! Great Key Lime Pie $$$

Camille’s Restaurant- 1202 Simonton Street for breakfast or lunch. (Close to Blue Marlin) $$$

Banana Café -1215 Duval Street. French style restaurant with a wide variety of great menu selections. A little pricey. Very close to Blue Marlin $$$

Hurricane Hole Restaurant and Marina on Stock Island. Excellent Key West pink shrimp.

Southernmost Beach Café at the end of Duvall St on the beach. Great breakfast served with a great view. Very close to Blue Marlin. $$$-$$$$

Schooner Wharf Bar-202 Williams Street. This famous bar is great for breakfast or lunch.

BO’s Fish Wagon-801 Caroline St. Small downtown place for a sandwich or more $

Salute’-on the beach near the bocce ball courts. Great lunches. $$

Garbo’s-409 Caroline St. Great food, sometimes long lines but worth it. $-$$

Pepe’s Café-806 Caroline Street-great breakfast and lunch $$-$$$

Louie’s Backyard-700 Waddell Ave. Beautiful setting, pricey $$$=$$$$

The Restaurant at LaTeDa-great food, pricey $$$$

Sloppy Joe’s-201 Duval Street $$

McDonnell’s Irish Pub-900 Duval Street

Green Parrot Bar-601 Whitehead

Captain Tony’s Saloon-428 Green Street

Again, there are many more restaurants/bars. These were some of the club member’s favorites.

GOF – SOUTH

We have been contacted by Al Cook and invited to join them at the GOF South on April 17-19, The event will be held at the beautiful Howey-in-the-Hills.

Extend your tour, and visit them on the way down.   If you are interested please see the information below.

GoF-South for MG enthusiasts is April 17-19 at the historic 1200 acre Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, FL. It is only ten miles from the Florida turnpike and can be a welcome stop on the drive to Key West. Join over 100 other MGs of all vintages.

Events, registration, and resort information:
http://www.gofsouth.com/

contact: Al Cook arcpa@mpinet.net

Cardsound Road

Anyone ever taken Cardsound Road?  You may want to take an alternate on  your way down.

It is a little know shortcut that bypasses all the traffic in Key Largo.  (but it cost you a buck) Toll (or troll) at drawbridge

There is a wonderful little bar right before the drawbridge with unbelievable food. I normally do not like Conch fritters, but now this is one of my favorites.  Great food, and cheap beer.   Website is below:

http://alabamajacks.com

   Stay a day longer and Plan to go to the “Great Battle”  It is a blast!   In the past a small group of us stayed over on Saturday and went on the Schooner “Appledorf  II“, and participated in the Battle against the U.S Coastguard.  Beer & wine are provided.  Plan to get soaking wet!

This was personally one of the best times I have had in years.   I promise a great time.

(If you want to move to a different Hotel on Friday, Saturday to save cost I can make a great suggestion, on an old quaint place right on the bay, and very reasonable.)