Sunday, December 30, 2012

Key West

Sorry there were no pix yesterday, but we had a great day.

When out to the Everglades we stopped at a very popular fruit and veggie stand and Laura made a purchase.  She came home with an Ugli Fruit.  I did not get a pic of it before she ripped it apart.  It is a cross with Jamaican tangelo, hybridized grapefruit, orange tangerine.  Discovered growing wild in Jamaica.  Flesh is very juice and sweet like the tangerine. 
We will be sampling the other fruits and veggies later.

She also prepare a great meal.  Laura brined some pork chops and Rog barbequed them to perfected.  We also had green beans, yellow squash, water things (Cucumber, onion in vinegar and water).  David called them water things when he was little and it has just stuck for us.  For your salad we had slide tomato, fresh basal, and balsamic vinegar.  

David in the Altantic Ocean while we were traveling to Key West.
Laura and David searching the waters for sea life.
This is one of the many bridges we went over to travel the Florida Keys.  This is the 7 mile bridge.
David took this pic of a snail in the waters moving slowly along.
Jelly fish
Chickens are all over the place running free.  This is in one of the parking lots. 

When born the deer weighs from 2 to 4 lbs. 

This deer can be recognized by its characteristic size, smaller than all other white-tailed deer. Adult males (known as bucks) usually weigh 55–75 lb and stand about 30 in tall at the shoulder. Adult females (does) usually weigh between 44 and 64 lb and have an average height of 26 in at the shoulders. The deer is a reddish-brown to grey-brown in color.  Antlers are grown by males and shed between February and March and regrown by June. When the antlers are growing, they have a white velvet coating. The species otherwise generally resembles other white-tailed deer in appearance.
Key deer easily swim between islands.
Living close to humans, the Key deer has little of the natural fear of man shown by most of their larger mainland cousins. The deer are often found in residents' yards and along roadsides where tasty plants and flowers grow. This often results in car-to-deer collisions, as the deer are more active (and harder to avoid) at night.

 The Key deer is believed to be a subspecies of white-tailed deer which migrated to the Florida Keys from the mainland over a land bridge during the Wisconsin glaciation. The earliest known written reference to Key deer comes from the writings of a Spanish sailor shipwrecked in the Florida Keys and captured by Native Americans
in the 19550's.

We stopped off at a bar and tasted some rum.  These little glasses were shared by David and me. 
David also had conch for the first time. 
Christmas tree made with floats.
Blimp on the way home.
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