Saturday, August 20, 2016

This Week on the Island 08/21/2016



  ‘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: Forcast for next 3 months: Hot and humid with a chance for showers. Maybe a Hurricane or two.
The book this week was ‘The Man in Room Number Four’ by Rodney Riesel.
My VA Doctor has taken me off the 81 milligram aspirin and put me on Tylenol. So Saturday morning I jumped on my trike and went down to CVS on the corner of Front and Duval.
I rode pass the Bull and Whistle where they are rebuilding the deck
Then it was on to the Truman Waterfront where the entrance has really changed.
No cruise ships in today.
Rode on around to Fort Zack and stopped to smell the horses at the stables where the police keep theirs.
Saw this Iguana crossing the Ft. Zack parking lot.
Shrimp boat passing in the ships channel
On thru Bahama Village and Spanish limes laying all over the ground.
Went by Blue Heaven
And the Moose Lodge (cooking bar-b-que)
The end of Simonton Street looking out over the Atlantic.
We leave you with, this cloud has a silver lining.
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, August 13, 2016

This Week on the Island 08/14/2016



 ‘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: Forcast for next 2 1/2 months: Hot and humid with a chance for showers. Maybe a Hurricane or two.
No book this week.
This week started Sunday with ‘Battle of the Bars’ on Lazy Way Lane behind Schooner Wharf. Bars from all over town have teams of employees run a timed course. Two teams run at a time, best time wins. If you lose you can buy your team back into the competition. The money goes to charity.


The week ended Saturday with ‘Lobster Fest’ and lots of lobster on Duval Street.
Of course it is all watched by our Key West mounted police.
I spent 3 days at the start of the week at Key West Medical Center. I am fine and they found nothing wrong. Was having a bleeding issue.
Saturday we took Boca to the Dog Hospital in Marathon to have them look at a ‘carbuncle’ he has on his tail. He had one on his back, but chewed it off. Had blood everywhere. They shaved his back and put him on some drugs.
We leave you this week with Dallas playing at Willy-T’s. I like it when he gets into his Woodstock Music mode.
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, August 06, 2016

This Week on the Island 08/07/2016



 ‘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: Forcast for next 3 months: Hot and humid with a chance for showers. Maybe a Hurricane or two.
This week I read ‘Ship of Fools’ and ‘Beach Shoot’ by Rodney Riesel.
We get lots of visitors to Key West, especially in the winter. It starts the week of Halloween with Fantasy Fest (our busiest week of the year along with New Year’s). It stays pretty busy on the island up to and including the month of June when school lets out for the summer. There are lots of ‘FEST’ here in the summer to draw more tourist to the island when it is hot and humid. We just finished Mel Fisher Days, Hemingway Days, Lobster Min-Season, and will have Battle of the Bars this week end. Next week will be Lobster Fest and on it goes. I used to love the summers when no one was here but us locals. My how things have changed.  The slowest month of the year is September because school starts back up and summer is over and everybody is back to their normal life.
The city is de-nutting the coconut trees on Lazy Way Lane, before the hurricanes get here this year. September is the peak of hurricane season.
Rode my trike down to Fort Zack to the palm tree next to my favorite bench. This is a great place to have your picture taken.
Went to Hogs Breath to have a Hog Beer or two. Remember Aug 7th is international beer day.
Went down to Willy-T’s to listen to Dallas. He plays a lot of Woodstock music.
Just another Key West sunrise.
I came home one day and the wife was eating corn on the cob. Seems that our friends from Iowa were in town and brought us some Iowa corn. It didn’t last long and we really appreciate them thinking of us.

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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