Welcome to Key West...paradise! Green Eyes and I decided to take advantage of a great hotel deal, support the economy around the Gulf of Mexico, and take some much needed time to connect. We arrived at a beautiful resort, lushly landscaped and wonderfully decorated. The hours of travel and the overcast rainy skies did not matter. Away from home the tension just fades away. GE was happy as a clam in his favorite capri pants, shiny anklet, stylish flip flops with black patent leather straps and stylish shades.
The only plan was to enjoy ourselves, and go wherever the mood took us. We did talk about one girls night out and one night out with my handsome guy. Girls night out would be a first for GE, we usually do girls night in. Surprisingly the packing for this possibility was not as grueling as I expected (I love you babe).
We strolled around town, walked on the little bit of beach, sat by the pool and relaxed. I think GE's second favorite part (I think I should make that third) of vacation is sitting on the balcony having coffee in the morning, in a very Keys like pink and white stripe, spaghetti strap maxi dress ( I want it). When a woman checking in as we were checking out asked my what my favorite thing was I wanted to say the big giant bed and lots of great vacation sex, but that did not seem appropriate, although very true. As I fumbled to answer GE jumped in to help me by saying it was the drag show we went to, also true, but number two on my list. Hey, I'm a forty something woman, sex is always number one on my list!
We did go to a drag show and it was lots of fun. We decided that would be our girls night out. There were two clubs with shows, one suggested reservations and a review mentioned a fair amount of tourists in the audience. We decided to go to dinner, in drab for GE, and then get dressed and go to a late show. We would drive by both places, as it is a small town, and decide which drew us in at the moment. GE basically only brought one outfit so it did not take long to dress. Although there was a slight change, I think it worked very well. GE had a denim skirt, a pink t-shirt, pink patent flip flops, a cute silver necklace and big silver hoop earrings. I thought it was very appropriate and girly. I think GE is was a little disappointed that he didn't wear the higher wedge sandals, but first time out, drinking, old uneven roads, flats were better (and again, I want a pair of pink flip flops). I helped with make-up, which I think came out nice. I know I don't put it on as heavily as GE would like, but it's a learning curve, even for us GGs. Wig, very nice (even if I did pick it out myself) and the newest addition...breast forms. Ok those things are very cool, they feel really cool too. I think I get how men become obsessed with breasts.
All dressed, out we went. When we passed the first bar the girls performing were standing outside waving to passers-by. That seemed friendly to me. The second place had more people waiting to get in, mostly tourist looking as I had read. We parked and opted for the first place, 801 Bar. As we walked down a side street we got a little shout out from someone on their porch, "looking good ladies". GE was a little bit nervous I think, when we first got to the bar he was not speaking, no problem I just jumped in. The place was not crowded at all, we took a seat toward the side of the bar, but not right up front. We ordered a couple of drinks and the show began. I have never been to a drag show. It was great and funny, I am really glad we went. There were four performers and they were all different. They all walked around the bar and we took a few pictures. GE received several compliments on his wig. Usually when we are out I like to touch GE, just little gestures and kisses. As this was a first I was not sure what I would do. I decided to turn down the PDA, although I couldn't help to put my hand on GE's knee, they are tanner and smoother than mine, I can't help it. I had a great time and would love to do it again.
The three drinks I had that night left me a bit toasty, good thing I was not driving. On the way back to the hotel we stopped in a store to pick up a snack. Another first, being out in a store, not just in a friendly bar. A good evening all around, lots of fun and no problems. Except that maybe I was too drunk and tired for more fun when we got back to the room, hard to believe, I know. Firsts are fun and worth remembering. I just hope I did this one justice.