Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bed Races 2010 in Key West

Yesterday were the infamous Bed Races in Key West as one of the events to celebrate Conch Republic Days. There are various bars and hotels that sponsor a bed with a theme. The bed is decorated and so are the people who push or ride on the beds. Creativity abounds. The first part of the slide show you see will be the parade where the beds are pushed to the starting line up Duval Street. Then they race back down and are timed. The public are also encouraged to vote for their favorite bed by giving a $1 donation for each vote. Money raised goes toward AIDS, HELP.

Out of all the entries only one was a real bed. People lined the streets and thank goodness there was no cruise ship in dock, it would have been a zoo. Duval Street is the famous street that runs North to South from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. At the North end of Duval is the famous Mallory Square where they have a sunset celebration every evening. There is always something going on in Key West. Hogs Breath Saloon was the staging area for the beds and it was where the after party was held.

Word of caution when viewing this slideshow: It's not for the easily offended. Don't look Ethel (Wanda & Shirley)...tee hee!

Later...PS You are reading my 250th post to my blog. Now that's a milestone!

1 comment:

Margie and Roger said...

Key West...a wild and crazy place. Just where you belong, ha ha.