At the end of the day, Key West is now, always has been, and always will be, spectacular. Yes it's changed. It's true, used to be a sleepy fishing village. Yes, we lived there in grand style in chopped up fabulous houses insanely cheaply and windsurfed all day and danced all night and some say it's just not the same. But, well, neither are we.
Now we are grownups. Now my mom is Abuela and I am mama. Now we have these gorgeous creatures to share our lives with, to show all the beauty of the world to; to spend time basking in the glorious ocean with; to be in awe of the sunsets with; to quietly watch the sun sink beneath the horizon, salty and tired, letting the day wash over us with and I couldn't imagine a richer existence.
Key West rules.