Thursday, February 18
My cousins are on a road trip of sorts down in Florida - I am soooo jealous. They rented a convertible and drove down the coast to Key West (aka home of Mr. Hemingway). I believe this was one of the perks for driving so far south, besides the warmth, as one of them is a huge fan of the man (like myself). I sometimes find myself craving a Hemingway book - I think I was the only one in 9th grade that devoured 'Old Man and the Sea' - hahaha.
There is magic and mystery that surrounds his books and the man himself. He is just plain fascinating. And, Key West, FL was lucky enough to have him for part of his life. The house remains intact and open to the public - it's got southern charm. According to my cousin, the house houses over 60 cats! Several even have 6 toes. $30,000/year is set aside to provide for these pampered felines. They are loved. If I were a cat, this would be my heaven...ready for a trip, anyone?
Photos taken by Scott Finley (my cousin)
Posted by Alyssa at 3:52 PM