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Mom and I love to walk. Whenever we travel, we try to find good places to walk. Each week I will tell you about a new place to walk.
Our favorite place in the world is Key West, Florida. One of the many things we love about Key West is that you can walk almost anywhere you want to go if you stay in Old Town.
When we're in Key West, Mom and I like to take our walkies early in the day when it's cooler and the streets are quieter.
|Morning in Key West|
|My new friend|
|I wanna' feed the fishies!|
|929 miles to Richmond, VA|
Not sure I feel like walking that far this morning
|There are lots of these wandering around Key West|
|Sometimes they will try to sneak up on you|
|Where else can you see a Kapok Tree?|
|or a Banyan tree this big?|
Not only is Key West very walkable, it's also very dog-friendly.
Most restaurants in the Keys are dog-friendly
Here I am hanging out at Geiger Key Fish Camp
A Note from Garth's Mom: There are chickens everywhere in Key West, and they can sometimes startle you and your dog. Stay alert and ready to distract your dog with treats and hold on tight to his leash if he has a taste for chickens. Walking along Duval Street can be a challenge if your dog doesn't have a good "leave it" command - there are often dropped foodables to be found. I prefer walking along the side streets like Whitehead and Simonton and Greene and Caroline, and walking along the water from the Westin Marina to Mallory Square to the waterfront at the end of Greene Street.
There are poisonous toads that live in Key West called bufo toads (see Bufo Toad Poisoning). I learned about them from my friends the Key West Collies in their post Toxic Toad. The skin of bufo toads secretes a poisonous substance that, if untreated, will kill a dog that bites or licks them. They come out at night and at dawn and dusk and like to be near standing water. It's probably unlikely to see one if you stick to the sidewalks in Old Town, but I'm told they can be found out near the golf course. Before visiting a new place with your dog, research local hazards to your dogs. Check out my guest blog post 7 Tips on Traveling With Your Dog.