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.
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Same as last week. Another beautiful Key West week. Lots of sun, some rain lots
of humidity. In the low 90’s in the day and the low 80’s at night.
book this week.
I have a new PC
and had problems last week with email. If you save www.ThisWeekOnTheIsland.blogspot.com
as a favorite, bookmark or whatever, you will have this address for the future.
New blog each Sunday.
take another walk like we did last week----------------------
We leave the
house and go west on Caroline Street. A 96 room hotel is to be built across the
street. They will have underground parking. The mountains of dirt are from the
hole they are digging to create that underground parking.
We pass the
Cypress House. The original house was made of cypress. Termites do not eat
cypress. The original house burned in the great fire of 1886 when most of Key
West burned to the ground. This house is made of Dade County Pine.
This is the Bull
and Whistle and Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden is a clothing optional bar
on the top of the building.
This is Coyote
Ugly. A new bar on Duval Street. Not one of my favorite, but it gets lots of
late night customers.
This is the
Ricks/Dirty Harry bar complex. The five bar stools on the sidewalk are the best
viewing of happenings across the street at Sloppy Joe’s.
This is Sloppy
Joe’s and the place everyone visits that comes to Key West. It is the place
that claims to be the Hemingway hangout.
This is Captain
Tony’s Saloon and is known as the original Sloppy Joe’s. Sloppy Joe Russell was
one of Hemingway’s buddies and this was his bar. They closed it one night and
moved everything to the corner of Duval and Green to the current Sloppy Joe’s.
This is the old
Key West City Hall and is where many a meeting is held now.
This is Shrimp
Boat Sounds, the Jimmy Buffett recording studio on the Key West Bight.
This is Boca
saying thank you for taking another walk with us.
Key West you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
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