Ch 10, Ernest Hemingway House.
Then we decided to head to Ernest Hemingway House, this was the first time I did this activity. As you know I am not one for museums and I tend to steer away from them as I find them boring. But mom wanted to check it out and we had plenty of time available.
We decided to tour the house by our selves, mainly because my aunt has very limited english and we did not want her to feel out of place. OMG there were so many cats there, later on we learned that all the cats are descendants of his other cats. There were about 45-50 cats in the property and the cats are 6 fingered cats. I guess I have to do some more research on this, but I am just sharing the pictures here so you can enjoy them.
The property was huge!!!
This was his private boat that now sits in Cuba.
The house had a great feeling, I would not mind living there
This cat was the star of the show
He is helping preserve history 😉
Yup he did that for about 3 minutes, well or until I left, lol.
And more cats!
They were all very friendly, they love being petted.
And more cats!
His wife build this pool because she was mad at him for taking off with his mistress. To this day this is the largest privately owned pool in key west. The pool cost was a staggering $20,000, when he saw the bill, he grabbed a penny and pressed into the cement. He then said, well why don’t you just take all my money. The penny still sits there in the ground, I think I took a picture of it.
Ernest Hemingway House polydactyl cats.
And a lot of the items in the store feature cats, they had some really neat ones. My aunt’s son loves cats, I think she bought him a couple of things.
This was the studio, it was located on top of what is now the store.
Ernest Hemingway House swimming pool.
Those cats live like kings!
I just noticed that, lol.
Anyway, I am not much of a Hemingway fan. But I learned that he had sort of a dark past and eventually took his life.
You can also have your wedding reception at Ernest Hemingway House in the middle of 50 cats
Here you can see that they have 6 fingers.
I had a good time, but I m sure his book fans will appreciate this tour a lot more than I did. My mom used to be a huge fan and enjoyed being there more than I did. Then again I am not a big fan of museums anyway, I will admit that my favorite part of the house were all the cats. They were so friendly and cute.