Krista Bergeron and Josh Bourque – Jeanerette, Louisiana
A Carnival Cruise brought Louisianans Krista Bergeron and her boyfriend Josh Bourque to Duval Street. The Cajun couple’s first stop was Key West Style, a trendy boutique that lures many cruise ship tourists in by showcasing fashions in the front windows. The Mallory Square boutique fascinates every lady who steps foot onto the island. Krista modeled some jeans, a tee, and patent leather red stilettos. We could not talk her into a dress, but when you’re from Louisiana territory, you’re already used to the humidity. Key West Style’s “Pablo” is the wardrobe coordinator for socialites and tourists alike, and he can tell you in a moment what looks fabulous and what does not. A little sippin’ followed their shopping. Krista and Josh admit they’ve been wetting their palates with Jack and Coke and Lemon Drop Martinis since they left port in Galveston, Texas. Their week long Carnival Conquest Cruise will also drop anchor in the Bahamas before they head back west across the Gulf.
Daniel Schulc, Lothar Turner and Chris Lessnau – Nuremberg, Germany
“Spring Break ’09 is mainly about chasing women,” proclaim a trio of young men from Nuremberg, Germany. The Weekly Newspapers caught up with Daniel, Lothar and Lessnau, who have been hanging out at Hemingway’s old watering hole, quenching their thirst with Sloppy ‘Ritas. “Heinekens also get the job done,” proclaimed Lessnau. The twenty-somethings exclaimed it felt exhilarating to take in the fresh, ocean air. So they thought they would make their way towards Sunset Pier for their own midday bar crawl. “Then we’ll go back to the Seashell Inn where we’re staying,” Turner said. “After that it’s back to Sloppy Joe’s to see what kind of party is going on.”
Scott, Monica, Skye and Julia Myers – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Hailing from the Hawkeye State, where residents are known for their hospitality, the Myers family was the perfect foursome to ask about the reception they’ve received since venturing to the Keys for the first time. “Oh my gosh… so friendly,” Monica gushed. “Relaxed and laid back, everyone has a smile on their face.” Their girls, Skye, 9, and Julia 6, were quite impressed by what they had seen so far. “The Key West Aquarium has been my favorite so far,” Skye explained. The Butterfly Observatory and Hemingway House were also “cool” according to the girls. Their dad, a fly fishing enthusiast, said he’s always wanted to come down and so far, he’s had some memorable times on the water. The family has boated all over the Keys aboard a rented vessel. As for a favorite place to eat, Blue Heaven wins hands down!