My son does a fair amount of writing of his own, so I thought I’d share his take on a recent visit to the land of all things “southernmost.”
The Southernmost Tourist Line
by RG Son
I took a little trip down to South Florida a few weeks ago to visit my mom who resides on “The Rock,” aka somewhere along Route 1 in the Keys. I flew into Lauderdale, and having never been all the way south, she suggested we start our trip in Key West. A short four-hour journey down was a great time to catch up on all things life, and by the time we got to KW we were both excited to take in some relaxing warmth via beaches and booze.
Like traveling anywhere in the Keys, you have to drive over a number of bridges to hop from rock to rock. Going to Key West, however, means you get to travel over the 7 Mile Bridge. Supposedly there is a 7 Mile Bridge run every year…it’s now on my bucket list…
Key West, of course, is located in Monroe County, the southernmost county in the United States. Thus, everything down there is the southernmost of its kind.
The Southernmost Queen Anne windows
The truly Southernmost House
The southernmost bar
The southernmost slot machine on a porch
The southernmost fresh squeezed OJ
The southernmost delicious eggs benny
The southernmost mile marker…and likely the southernmost Bockfest t-shirt
My favorite though, is the southernmost point. A mere 90 miles from Castro’s cigars, people stand in what I have dubbed the southernmost tourist line to take a picture at the southernmost monument.
Or they do what I did, sit on the wall in front and get a picture with someone else’s family behind you…southernmost jackass? Maybe….
The southernmost little boy with his mama! Love You!