Saturday, January 21, 2017

This Week on the Island 01/22/2017



  ‘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:  What a beautiful 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 week started with the Half Shell Half Marathon and Howard Livingston and the MM24 band.
All week we have had the sail boat races. Pics from Rob O'Neal
Then this week end we had the Women’s March down Duval Street.

Teeki, “Where did that cat go”?
The little pineapple by the front walk continues to grow.
And last be not least, Gold Elvis. I watched this guy work. He stands on his platform and puts gold beads around passing peoples (women and girls) neck and then points at his ‘Tips hat’. They all gave him a dollar. He got over $60 in the hour I watched him. $60 an hour X 8 hour day = $480 a day X 5 day week = $2,400 a week or $120,000 a year with a 2 week vacation. Now I know that it isn’t that good all the time, but this guy has a pretty good gig.
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, January 14, 2017

This Week on the Island 01/15/2017



  ‘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:  Got some rain this week even if we are in the Dry Season. Beautiful most of the week but a little cooler than normal. Should be back in the upper 70’s next week. Teeki liked it cool and didn’t want to come into the house.
Lots going on this week end but not much all week.
The week started with The Wounded Warrior Ride
Teeki and I spent some time riding around town in the Teeki – Kart.
We went to Willie T’s to listen to Dallas play some 70’s music.
On our way to Fort Zack we saw that one of Walt Disney’s boats was in town.
Teeki enjoyed playing on the rock at Fort Zack.
Friday 13th was this week.
Big news for South Florida and Cuba. Obama repealed ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot.

This week end we have the Half Shell Half Marathon Sunday morning. Our friend Marcus ran a few years ago.

With Howard Livingston playing a free concert afterwards. Pic from  last year.

And we had Key West Seafood Festival at Bayview Park Saturday.
We leave you with another picture of our little pineapple at the front walk.
I almost missed mentioning that, The Westin at the Key West Harbor is now a Margaritaville Property.


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, January 07, 2017

This Week on the Island 01/08/2017



  ‘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:  Winter got here Saturday afternoon. The wind started blowing, the rain came down, and the temperature is supposed to be in the mid 60’s by tomorrow morning.
Lots of people everywhere, but not a lot happening this week.
The church on the corner of Duval and Eaton was tented to be gassed for termites.
I took Teeki to Dog Beach where she had a great time playing with another dog.  The little dog to the right not the young lady.
The Wounded Warriors riding across the 7 Mile Bridge Saturday morning. They got to Key West a little before noon. Picture from the Key West Citizen.
Our pineapple plant by the front walk is blooming. That  little red thing will be a pineapple someday.
It is that time of the year, if you have ever been to Key West, you know the feeling.
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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