Monday, March 26, 2012

Smathers Beach

I don't know what the intent was in flying a giant Benjamin Franklin but symbolically it was a perfect flag for Spring Break.

Smathers Beach is the daytime epicenter of Spring Break activity despite all the prohibitions.

This time of year seems to have slipped back to the happy family mode which is more relaxing for the whole town.

If less profitable.

The keys don't have great beaches but Smathers isn't terrible even though the waters are shallow offshore.

The lines at the vendor trucks have shrunk and the beach is starting to look it's usual sleepy self.

Though there were a fair few bicycles in the rack as you can see.

I like hanging out sometimes at the beach on my way home at the end of my shift. Those are the times I like best at Smathers Beach.

Some people live for their days at the beach.

And some people in Key West miss the sights of Spring Break.

Not me. I was getting fair worn out from all the people in town. Never mind how much money they bring.

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Singing to Jeffrey's Tune said...

The tourist curse?

Florida is the state hope.
You hope all summer the hurricanes stay at bay,
And all winter you hope the tourists go away.
During season, you hope the money is neat.
And in the summer, you hope for enough work to eat.

Singing to Jeffrey's Tune said...

Kidding aside, I think most people don't mind tourists. I think they mind inconsiderate people. Sometimes the two sets intersect is all.

Brady Steffl said...

Whoa whoa whoa. What is going on in that second to last picture? I realize this is no fambly operation, but isn't it supposed to be close? I tell you. The state of the internet these days.

Looks like the rough life as always down there. Enjoy.

Behind Bars

Conchscooter said...

Florida better hope Cuba's play for Florida-bound tourostsbdoesn'tay off, Jeffrey!
Dear Brady, Germany is the capitalmof sexual permissiveness, look no further than your ow. Backdoor, while you can!

Singing to Jeffrey's Tune said...

I have heard some interesting stories of Havana in the 1950's from old Navy guys, but then again, it probably doesn't exist anymore.

Speaking of not existing anymore, have you see this book about Key West in the 1970's yet?