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I was on a mission Sunday afternoon to find Turtle Kraal Restaurant. I saw on the Food Network sometime ago a restaurant in the Keys or the Caribbean that served world famous Turtle Soup. And since we were in the Keys I was on a quest. Well everyone I asked directed me to Turtle Kraal and laughed doing so. Well I thought they were just happy go lucky people, little did I know that since 1972 it’s been outlawed to eat Turtle meat. So the restaurant I was looking for was not in Key West.!! 

Turtle Kraal Nachos

Turtle Kraal Nachos

BUT we found Turtle Kraal Restaurant and enjoyed lunch on the deck overlooking all the boats and Pelicans in the water before us. I had some Nachos without Cheese and Cream Cheese and a couple glasses of white wine. Plus I ate Mike’s Carrots and Celery from his Chicken Wings order.

Mikes Carrots & Celery

Mikes Carrots & Celery

While we were there.. I spent my time trying to take pictures of Pelicans, because along the way I’ve developed somewhat of a fetish for taking pictures of Pelicans. They are such an intriguing bird… they are interesting to me.

Pelicans in Front of Turtle Kraal

Pelicans in Front of Turtle Kraal

Then we decided to take the Conch Train Tour around town…. and saw some familiar places like the Hemmingway House, Sloppy Joes, and saw some new sights of Key West we had never seen before.

Key West Lighthouse

Key West Lighthouse

Zero Mile Marker

Zero Mile Marker

Before we made it to launch at Turtle Kraal’s we stopped in at the Westin to inquire about the Sunset Dinner on Sunset Key. It’s an Island off the Keys and requires a boat ride, so we scheduled a 6:45pm dinner reservation, which meant we needed to be at the Pier by 6pm. Sunset Key, is an exclusive Island occupied by Westin Hotel guests and dinner guests at Latitudes Restaurant.

Sunset From Latitudes Restaurant

Sunset From Latitudes Restaurant

View From Latitudes Restaurant

View From Latitudes Restaurant

Being shuttled from the pier to the island, and then being sat at our table outside on the beach was a dreamlike experience. Such a pleasant view of the boats all around us and the sunset on the horizon. Our meal was fabulous as well; I had an Onion Soup (took the bread and cheese out of the cup) and Green Salad. I accompanied my food with a couple of glasses of white wine and then after we got back to Key West Island… Mike headed straight into an Ice Cream shop where he ordered me an Ice Cream Cone 😦

It’s so hard to stay strong and not eat bad, when everywhere you look people are eating Ice Cream Cones, and other not good for the diet foods!

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