Key West Ruins Everything
Originally published as a Facebook post on March 17, 2019.
“Key West ruins everything” Mikey said just now in response to me reminiscing about past trips to Spring Training to watch the Nats when we lived in D.C. He’s right. I got it immediately.
The allure of going to watch baseball on the mainland just doesn’t hold the same appeal, now that we live in Key West. When we lived in the District, one would dream all dreary, cloudy, cold, dark winter of getting to Florida at the end of February and March to feel the sun on your face, breathe in the pollen filled air and see trees and flowers in glorious full bloom. Much as we love it, baseball was really a second-thought. Getting down here was a head start on spring and summer that we really needed.
But now that we live in Key West, we get sunshine and warmth year round. Now that we live car-free in a fun-filled little urban tropical oasis, why would we want to subject ourselves to the drive-only, suburban splendor that is mainland Florida? Yech.
No, now that we live in Paradise, the desire to travel to most any other place is fading. Yes, Key West does ruin everything.