Saturday, February 18, 2017

This Week on the Island 02/19/2017



  ‘This Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
Weather:  The week started with the A/C running. Then it was cut off the A/C and open the windows and doors. Then it was cut the A/C back on and close the windows and door then it was cutoff the A/C and open the windows and doors. Been a busy week.
The book this week was ‘Key West Luck’ by Laurence Shames. This is his 12th book I’ve read.
Not a lot happening this week other than people that are everywhere and the island is packed. Valentine Day at 6:00 PM in front of the Custom House.
Teeki and I spent some time at the dog park so she could run and play. She is outstanding in her field.
Our little pineapple is only a month old but it is growing.
We leave you this week in a nice warm place
Key West you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

This Week on the Island 02/12/2017



  ‘This Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
Weather:  Same as last week. Lots of sunshine, blue skies and white clouds. Temperature in the high 70’s and low 80’s. People everywhere. I guess they are tired of the cold.
The book this week was ‘One Strange Date’ by Laurence Shames. This is his 11th book I’ve read.
How about some pictures of old Key West?
Fort Zack when it was surrounded by water.
April 1886 Key West burned to the ground.
The old 7 Mile Bridge
North Roosevelt. The area on the right was filled and now have Sears and Kmart shopping centers.
The Oldest Bar, before Captain Tony’s.
Blue Heaven
Buddy Owens, B.O.’s Fish Wagon on Duval
The Old Fisherman’s Café on Caroline Street
Pepe’s when it was on Duval
The Gallery before the Bull and Whistle
Before Will T’s it was the Charcoal Restaurant, before that they used the building to sell charcoal.
Before Salute
The Old Chart Room
Building Delmonico’s Restaurant on the corner of Green and Duval. Now Sloppy Joe’s.
We leave you this week with a picture from The Key West Citizen of the eclipse of the moon Friday night. It wasn’t much of an eclipse here.
Key West you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
 
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Saturday, February 04, 2017

This Week on the Island 02/05/2016



  ‘This Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
Weather:  Same as last week. Lots of sunshine, blue skies and white clouds. Temperature in the high 70’s and low 80’s. People everywhere. I guess they are tired of the cold.
The book this week was ‘Tropical Swap’ by Laurence Shames. This is his 10th book I’ve read.
Feb 2 was ground hog day but Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t live here so here is a palm tree.
Feb 3 we started ‘Civil War Days’. Key West was a Union outpost in the war. As soon as the Commander got the news about Fort Sumter in South Carolina he marched the troops to Fort Zack. There were never any battles here, but we celebrate them anyway with Rebels attacking Fort Zack and the Union defending the Fort.
Jo’s birthday was on the 4th so we got a cake and went to Schooner Wharf Bar. Pieces of the cake was given to the staff and the cooks.
We also bought the house on Jo’s birthday 17 years ago.
Polar Bears Club will meet at Salute on the Beach Sunday at the crack of noon. It is supposed to be almost 80 degrees.
The Super Bowl will be on Sunday. I hope you enjoy it.
Last but not least, Margaritaville is closed for remodeling and The Westin is now The Margaritaville Resort and Marina.
Key West you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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