Saturday, May 19, 2012

Party Time in the Keys

Sunset at the Keys
Not too long ago, a couple buddies of mine and I had a very special journey to make, to a very special destination, for a very, very special event. You see, one of our good friends was passing away and he was holding his funeral in Key West. He wanted all his closest friends and family there to celebrate with him. Being the good friends that we are, of course we tried to warn him. We said "Don't do it." But, it was to no avail. His mind was made up. His life was ending but only he could save himself, we couldn't do it for him. In the end, despite the warnings, he chose death (also known as marriage). So, we had no choice but to abide by his wishes. We were going to Key West! It was only a matter of logistics. 

We had a big group going so using our own separate means of transportation wasn't going to be cost effective. We needed something big that could carry a couple of people. We settled on getting 2 Chrysler Town and Country minivans from Thrifty. Renting directly thru Thrifty would have costed upwards of $350 for each van, for 4 days. Luckily, we knew we could do some cost-cutting if we used RentalCarMomma's discount coupon codes. With Momma's help, those 4 day rentals were only $220 each. Those savings were very helpful for a group on a budget.

The journey to Key West was a great one. The ride down and all the events that took place down there, will not be soon forgotten. Post cards don't do justice to what you see down there (as long as it doesn't rain). The beaches are just plain beautiful. The island itself has a distinct aura that seems to whisper, "chillllllll." The places for dining, wining, and dancing were all fantastic. Our friend picked a great place to have a funeral. We were all glad to be invited.