Saturday, August 19, 2017

This Week on the Island 08/20/2017



 ‘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.
The Weather: Same as last week. Hot and humid until November with a chance of a hurricane.  
The book this week was ‘Honorable Revenge by Mike Pettit.
A new speed record was set this week for a run from Key West to Cuba in 1 hour 18 minutes and 3 seconds.
The entrance to the new park on the Truman Waterfront is taking shape and is open for use.
There is also a new exit on Angela Street.
This building next to Sloppy Joe’s was built as a bank. It has been used for many things since then and it is now being remodeled for its next adventure.
The old Cigar Store on Green Street is now an Ice Cream Shop.
September is the height of hurricane season. They are de-nutting the coconut trees back in Truman Annex.
My right ankle is shot, so I wear a brace. Therefore, I now wear shoes and socks instead of sandals. It sure has messed with my tan.
And last but not less, a beautiful flower out our front door.
Key West
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
GDougBennett@att.net

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

This Week on the Island 08/13/2017



 ‘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.
The Weather: Same as last week. Lots of dust from the Sahara in North Africa in the air giving us beautiful sunsets. Hot and humid until November with a chance of a hurricane. 
No book this week.
Went back to the VA in Miami on Monday. Set the date of Sept 7th to replace my other (left) knee.
This week was ‘Lobster Fest’. Where else can you sit on the curb in 90-degree heat and eat lobster and drink beer?
Construction at the end of Margaret Street at the bight.
Also the entrance to the park at the Truman Waterfront is taking shape.
This week was Captain Tony’s birthday. RIP.
This house in Key Largo might belong to someone from South Carolina.
Key West
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
GDougBennett@att.net

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

This Week on the Island 08/06/2017



 ‘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.
The Weather: Lots of dust from the Sahara in North Africa in the air giving us beautiful sunsets. Hot and humid until November with a chance of a hurricane. 
This week’s book was ‘Razor Girl’ by Carl Hiaasen.
Overcast picture taken from the dog park on Trumbo Road. Teeki ran and played, I enjoyed the cool breeze.
After running in the dog park, Teeki went home to cool off in the tub.
This broke loose from a pier at Parrot Bay (near Home Depot) and was headed to Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Picture from 3 years ago in Facebook. Jo and I ridding in a Key West parade.
Sunday will be ‘Battle of the Bars’ on Lazy Way Lane.
Last and maybe least, ‘Kim Kardashian just brought back cargo shorts’. Announced on MSN. What the hell have I been wearing for the last 18 years.
Key West
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
GDougBennett@att.net

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