Hemingway’s Cuba house

This trip was a personal trip. My Mom is a snowbird in Key West. She is my literary guide through life. Where would I be without her? Nowhere. Fast. Her generosity brought me to Cuba. My life-partner Misha had clients and so he couldn’t come which meant having Mom all to myself.

So of course Mom had been to many of our locations back in 2006 when she and her husband John joined the Key West Literary Society’s trip to Cuba. The both love reading books about history and between Key West and Cuba – read all about the private live of the man and then read his books. John is gone now, but when he was alive he wrote book reviews for the Key West Citizen. The trip they did in 2006 they brought books and school supplies for an education based humanitarian based travel. We miss John like crazy. I feel grateful to be traveling with mom, and together we feel so happy to see this cool country.

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Situated on a hilltop, the Hemingway House was first purchased by Ernest Hemingway in 1940.The Hemingway House in Cuba is located in a small, modest suburb of Havana named San Francisco de Paula – approximately 9 miles from the capital city is Hemingway House Cuba “Museo Hemingway at Finca La Vigía”.

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Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett is an author, photographer and filmmaker telling the stories of life, family and community with intimacy, honesty and impact. Pickett is Producer, Director and Camera for the award-winning feature documentary film ‘The Fabulous Ice Age’, about the rise and fall of the great American touring ice shows and one man’s quest to save the history, available on Netflix and Amazon. Her short film, 'Steel // Spirit' premiered at MSPIFF and won certificate of excellence in India. Her award-winning books include Love in the 90s; BB and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995); Faeries; Visions, Voices & Pretty Dresses (Aperture, 2000); Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (WaterBrook, 2004). The recipient of a Jerome and Minnesota State Arts Board grants, three McKnight Foundation Photography fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and a Bush Foundation Fellow, Pickett’s work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.