Sunday, December 04, 2016

This Week on the Island 12/4/2016



  ‘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: Another beautiful week just like the last 3 or 4.  We are into the dry season and the temperature is in the low 80’s in the day and low 70’s at night. Lots of sunshine, blue skies and white fluffy clouds.
This week, Dec 1, was the end of Hurricane Season. We are always glad to see it go especially this year with no hurricanes coming to Key West.
We took a road trip to pick up a new dog. We rented this Jeep Compass.
We drove 500 miles north to Inverness, FL. That is a little over 130 miles from Key West to the Florida Turnpike in Florida City. Then from Mile Marker 0 up to the other end of the Florida Turnpike at Mile Marker 329. Then a few more mile to Inverness, Fl. We picked up Teeki (just think of a Key West Tiki Hut). Then we turned around and came home.
I went to pick up Boca and brought him home. He is on the right and Koda is on the left in the headboard on my side of the bed.
Saturday night we took Teeki to her first Key West Christmas Parade. She really likes all new strange smell of Key West.
 
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, November 26, 2016

This Week on the Island 11/27/2016



  ‘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: Another beautiful week just like the last 3 or 4.  We are into the dry season and the temperature is in the low 80’s in the day and low 70’s at night. Lots of sunshine, blue skies and white fluffy clouds.
The book this week was ‘Key West Confidential’ by Bud Naveron. A great book about old Key West (1960’s till today). I really enjoyed this book.
This week we had Burt Reynolds in town.
We had the lighting of the lights around the Key West Bight.
We also had Sand Sculptures on the beach at the Casa Marina.
We had 500 bikes down Duval Street after their ride from Miami to Key West.
We also have lots of flowers in bloom
 Some friends were in town
I like old pictures and maps of Key West. This is a picture of the Customs House when it was on the beach, before the land around it was fill in. In the left top corner thru the trees is Ft Zack when it was surrounded by water.
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, November 19, 2016

This Week on the Island 11/20/2016



  ‘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: Another beautiful week just like the last 3 or 4.  We are into the dry season and the temperature is in the low 80’s in the day and low 70’s at night. Lots of sunshine, blue skies and white fluffy clouds and low humidity.
No book this week.
Boca left the island this week.  May he RIP, he will be missed.  He died the day after his 13th birthday.
He had stars in his eyes.
This is him and Sassi riding in the Hummer.
He liked to sleep in the bath tub. I guess it as the coolest spot in the house.
He loved Schooner Wharf.
He loved food.
I will miss him.
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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