Today was the day we went all the way down to Key West. We started the day at the Butterfly Conservatory. The very helpful woman with whom I spoke recommended we get there first thing in the morning as that is when the butterflies are most active. So we were there at 9:00 and spent about 45 minutes going through the arboretum. The butterflies certainly were active.
The butterflies landing on everyone. Everyone except Macy. She was so still and patient and yet still, none would land on her. In typical Macy style though, she persevered until finally, she was successful.
From the Butterfly Conservatory, we headed down to the Southernmost point in the US but declined to wait in the hour long line to have our pictures taken. Then we ambled up to the Earnest Hemingway House where we met the 6 toed cats (featured in the picture at the top.) Dana and I took the tour while KC and Eyal corralled the kids.
The lighthouse on Key West was just down the street from Hemingway House so we popped in there and climbed to the top. There were some pretty cool views but not much worth shooting. The Keeper's house was turned into a museum and we learned about how the families lived there when the lighthouse was in operation.
There was a beautiful mangrove tree that was just calling to be climbed in. The kids had to oblige!
We tooled around downtown for a while and soaked up the atmosphere. Key West certainly has character. Between chickens roaming the streets to snow birds riding around in gold carts, we definitely were not in Cary!
On the way home, Eyal and I stopped on one of the bridges to catch the sun set. We were a smidge early. It had been a long day and the natives were getting restless and hungry so we shot a few and packed it in. All in all, a good day.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun