The Miami Key Largo Race - 20 April 2002

A couple of days discovering Key West (The Conch Republic), the southernmost point in the country continental US and the end (or beginning) of US Route 1. I found it suprisingly untouristy, considering, and lots of fun. It was the 20th anniversary of their secession from the US, as a protest to the border delays. They won.

<The old RR bridge that linked Key West to the world.

First stop - the beach.>

Then the exploring begins. The following photos give a glimpse of the 'look', the foliage, the 'critters' and the activities...
What to do at sunset...
Key West Pop Art>>

The secession ceremony
- that's me in the middle >

The 92 year old ex-mayor of Monroe County - one of the 'real' players >>

The battle: bread throwing >>

Finally, the end of the road, literally...

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