Key West Sunsets and Chasing Chickens


If you know me at all, you know how much I adore Texas sunsets. You probably don’t need to hear it from me again, but honestly, good lighting makes me swoon. When the sun sets in Texas, the skies light up orange, dark blue shadows stretch across the world, and there are these few moments before sunset that contain that amazing, colorful light. Well, apparently, I desperately needed to see a sunset on the ocean.

Josh and I were in Key West last week to shoot a wedding (I cannot wait to share those photos soon!) and I’m in awe all over again with sunsets. I’m a little surprised I enjoyed myself as much as I did, really, but I legitimately love Key West now. It was half of what I expected – it’s true that there were shot glasses in every store and terrible bumper stickers and t-shirts for sale every restaurant you went to, but after we spent 2 days exploring the gorgeous scenery on bicycle, chasing chickens all over the island, and eating some of the best food I’ve had in a while, I could overlook all the bumper stickers in the world. I feel blessed that we got to spend a few extra days taking it all in and I wouldn’t mind going back after we move to the east coast next year.

Side note – if you visit Key West, I highly recommend The Cafe if you’re craving vegan food and you’re roaming Mallory Square. Also, I’m going to go ahead and say if you haven’t been to Margaritaville, you kind of have to go. It’s the quintessential tacky tourist spot and I’m so glad I went. They’ve taken it upon themselves to alter music videos to add in their own footage of middle age women drinking around the island. It’s so bad it’s good.

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