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Moon Jellies at the Key West Aquarium

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The Key West Aquarium is the island’s oldest attraction and one of our favorites.  It was built by the WPA during the Depression to help make Key West a tourist destination.  It is the first point of interest we point out as our tours depart from Mallory Square.  One of the things that makes the place so special is that it is filled with locals.  All of the critters at the Aquarium are from the Florida Keys.  The tarpon, the lobster, the seahorses, the stingrays and the sharks, are the same tarpon, lobster, seahorses, stingrays and sharks you would meet diving or snorkling.

This past week, the Aquarium opened a new exhibit, called Moon Jellies. These amazing jellyfish are just fascinating to watch. Check them out here: Moon jellies

If you haven’t been to the Aquarium in while, go.  It’s a real Key West treasure.  And don’t forget if you are a resident of Monroe County, the first Sunday each month is free to locals.  Go meet the Moon Jellies!

Celebrate Good Times!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Celebrate Good Times!

On August 19, 2009 Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine celebrated their eighth anniversary of operations here in the city.  At the same time we bid a fond farewell to  (more…)

What’s in a name?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

by: Abe Burgos

Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, Mallard Fillmore, Howard the Duck and Disco Duck are all famous ducks in American pop culture. Some are loved. People come from all over the world to Disney Theme Parks and get autograph of Donald and Daisy. Some are not so loved. Howard the Duck is considered one of the biggest busts in movie cinema history. Here in DC we have our own ducks. They are referred to as the DC Ducks. (more…)

On the Seventh Day….

Friday, August 7th, 2009

People come from all over the world to see Key West.  Its beautiful sunsets, blue waters, beautiful architecture are all part of the charming little city we call home.  Because showing off the Southernmost City is how we make our livings, it is important to all of us at the Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West to make sure it looks its best.  For us it goes beyond recycling. which we do, running our vehicles on clean burning propane, which we also do, and thinking about how our decisions will impact this planet, which we do.

There is a program on in Key West called Love Your Island, which was started by our CEO, Chris Belland.  This group helps educate folks about recycling, buying organic and going green. Their mission is to remind us to Think Globally, Act Locally. On the seventh day of each month, our CASTmembers wear their Love Your Island t shirts to remind us, our guests and the residents of this little island that the earth is one big island and we all need to do our part in protecting it.

Why the seventh day of the month you ask?  In the Great Law of the Iroquois it is written, “In every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”

Make sure wherever you live, to Love Your Island like we love ours.

Rocky and Nancy wearing their Love Your Island t-shirts

Rocky and Nancy wearing their Love Your Island t-shirts

It must be the seventh day of the month!

It must be the seventh day of the month!

A Dozen Hot Dogs Barking Back

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

by: Abe Burgos

All throughout DC, there are numerous places to eat. Fast food restaurants line the major streets, while full service restaurants are opened and closed on pretty much a daily basis. Open any official Washington, DC guidebook, you will find at least a listing of restaurants if not a review of places to eat all throughout the city. From B. Smith’s at Union Station to Potbelly’s on 11th Street, NW, food is rampant in the nation’s capital. And if you can name a restaurant, most likely, it has been reviewed. All except for one major exception—the hot dog cart.
Typical Hot Dog Stand in Washington, DC

Typical Hot Dog Stand in Washington, DC

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For the foood lovers amongst us…

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

My Five St. Augustine Food Favorites;

I’d like to start off by pointing out these are simply my five favorite things to eat here in St. Augustine. I’ve conducted no formal polls and there is absolutely no scientific basis to any of my choices, beyond the fact I find them to be absolutely yummy.  (more…)

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