Gracie Withers Photography is based in Loudoun County, Virginia.

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Down the Keys | Key West, FL


During a nice long MLK weekend, some of the family once again ventured down to Key West, Florida and it was full of the usual adventures but it did include some new ones! We have been to Key West many times and you might as well call it a home away from home for the Withers family. We have stayed at many different hotels and houses but this year we were at The Lighthouse Motel. We also drove from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West just like last year so we got to witness all of the different Keys from the road and it was all amazing to see again!

Below you can find some of our usual spots and activities that we experienced as well as some new ones and I know I’m missing some but here they are…

Blue Heaven

Fishing with Captain Dan

Half Shell Raw Bar

Mallory Square

Lighthouse Hotel

Smathers’ Beach

Parasailing with Mom!

Quality time with Gary Coop (the kitty you will see below)

the Key West Half Marathon

Pianist and Singer Boodle Boodle Boodle at Mango’s

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Key West Wildlife Center

The Rum Bar

Oldest House Museum

Hogfish Bar & Grill


Matheson’s Ice Cream (only every day)

Bingo and popcorn at the Green Parrot

Glazed Donuts & Coffee

Many tacos at Amigo’s

When I look over this list I can’t believe we did all of this and ate at all of these places in 5 days! I enjoyed every bit of eating so many delicious meals, spending quality time with family and friends, trying new places, and running a scenic but windy half marathon!

Favorite activity: Parasailing with Mom – the last time we did this I was in 1st grade 🙂

Favorite meal: tough decision BUT probably the Hogfish tacos at Hogfish Bar & Grill

Favorite new spot: Mango’s featuring the pianist and performer Boodle Boodle Boodle!

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  1. Jody & Roger Roberts says:

    What wonderful pictures of an awesome family having fun on a great trip!! Thanks for sharing your incredible photography Gracie!!