Ice can be quite nice when used in Iced Tea...
or ice Cream.
But come winter,when summery winds have changed to ICY blasts..
Ice can be very UNCOOL...
It is on those howling blustery days,snowy, Icicly days..
.but can be deadly when falling..
When refrozen, melted snow forms Black Ice..
creating very hazardous driving conditions..
my thoughts turn to home..
southward and warmth..
Being a native Floridian..
my idea of Islands other than Santa Rosa Island..
(That is a barrier Island where Pensacola Beach is located..)
Keys is a corruption of Spanish word for Cayo meaning island
Early inhabitants were Calusa and Tequesta Native Americans who were found and charted by Juan Ponce de Leon.
In 1910, railroad magnate Henry Flagler opened the keys to travel and commerce via his Overseas Railway.
The Labor Day hurricane of 1935 destroyed the overseas railway which was never rebuilt. Construction continued on the Overseas Highway as a replacement as the main transportation route from Miami to Key West.
The Keys divide the Atlantic Ocean from The Gulf of Mexico. the waters flow together through the Florida Straits.
Due to the tropical climate of the Keys, most any thing will grow and thrive in the moist wet, humid season from March until November.
Key Limes are golf ball sized..but are delicious for Key Lime Pie!
Famous inhabitants have been Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Calvin Klein, and Jimmy Buffett,,..many other celebrities choose the laid-back island lifestyle over the hectic chaos of other large cities.
Hemingway house and Polydactile (6 toed cats)
Calvin Klein house
Tennessee Williams house
The weather was wonderful, but quickly tired of wearing terry cloth and swim suits as regular attire.
Got stuck on the old two lane seven mile bridge due to a crash at midsection..
Another story for another time..
So grab a cheeseburger in paradise while humming Margaritaville,hop on a scooter and zoom..
right on over to Jen's Unglazed for other Interesting I things..