We took a trolley tour that took us all over the island. Our guide’s name was Michael and he was “awesome!” (that’s what he asked us to put on his comment card). While I was dreaming of giving up my job and moving to Key West, I decided that being a tour guide was a job I would probably be pretty good at. Anyway, here are a few of the places that Michael pointed out during our tour.
Sloppy Joe’s – Ernest Hemingway’s hangout
Capt. Tony’s Saloon – Original site of Sloppy Joe’s
Original Schoolhouse – see the bell on the upper porch
Cypress House – An old ordinance made it so you didn’t pay property taxes on your building until it was completely finished, which usually meant painted. So they never painted. That ordinance has since been changed.