Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy Mother's Day! This photo does not reflect my feelings toward my mother, my mother-in-law or any other mothers in my life!
Howard treated us to Mother's Day brunch to celebrate Mary at Casa Marina Resort. It was a lovely start to the day and I hope that Mary felt the love. After our meal, we walked around the grounds of the beautiful resort and that is where Scott spotted the biggest and most colorful iguana I have ever seen. It was eating the grass something I didn't think iguanas did. I am starting to think that iguanas match their surroundings and this one is extra fancy because it is staying at a Waldorf Astoria resort. After brunch, we rested for awhile.
In the late afternoon we returned to Old Town so that we could enjoy the sunset on Mallory Square. To pass the time, we had drinks at the Sunset Pier bar and tried conch fritters. Apparently to understand the taste of conch, it is best to eat it as a steak or marinated in a salad. Since most anything tastes good fried, I didn't mind the conch fritter but I guarantee I wouldn't have enjoyed it as a steak. It is a popular destination for sunset entertainment. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the music of the man who said he was NPR's favorite busker, a claim I tried to fact check but came up with little evidence to prove or refute. My favorite moment of the sunset was the minutes after the sun went below the horizon. In my research for photography, I know this to be Civil Twilight. It was a beautiful end to a wonderful time in Key West.
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family