This Week on the Island 07/20/2008
The picture this week (click to enlarge) is my 1992 Suzuki Samurai. I have put 18 gallons of gas in it this year. I get 27 MPG around town (not a 4 wheel drive). I almost never get to put it in 5th gear because the highest speed limit on the island is 35 MPH. Can you imagine what it would get on the road? I guess the Samurai was ‘green’ before it was popular.
The Weather: Summer in the Keys.
The books this week were ‘The Purloined Letters’, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ and ‘The Black Cat’ by Edgar Allen Poe.
This week was ‘Mel Fisher Days’. http://www.treasurenet.com/found/melfisher/ He is the guy that found the ‘Atocha’, the Spanish treasure ship. They continue to find more ‘stuff’, but so far they have recovered more that $400 million in treasure. Last year his parade had the Budweiser Horses and their wagon.
This week was also ‘Hemingway Days’. http://www.sloppyjoes.com/lookalikes.htm I don’t think I need to explain who he was. For Pictures go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ThisWeekontheIsland , click PHOTOS, and then click ‘Hemingway Days’.
Ever wonder about the Keys and their names http://keys.fiu.edu/gazetteer
Some pictures from around Key West. If I didn’t live here, this would make me home-sick http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqiZ75ci0xQ&feature=related
Saturday night, Key West, Stick & Stine, 2 lobster tail and a steak for $9.99.
Key West, You have got to love it
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