Sunday, January 13, 2019

This Week on the Island 01/13/2019


‘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.
The Weather: Same as last week and the week before, Beautiful. In the low 80’s in the day with blue skies and white clouds and very low humidity.
The house next door at 710 Caroline Street is for sale for $1.1 million. Its market value is $877,500. It has 6 bedrooms and 4 baths and no living room (the living room was divided into two bedrooms). Built in 1928. It has window A/C.

The house on the other side of me at 704 Caroline Street is for sale at $1.3 million. Its market value is $564,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 5 baths. Built 1968. It has central heat and air.

This is our house between the two that are for sale. We are NOT for sale. We have 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Built in 1975. We have central heat and air and are 50 years younger that the houses on both sides. For some reason, people ask ‘What is your house worth?’. I always say, ‘It is not for sale.’

When you buy in Key West, what you buy is the weather more than anything or the access to the Gulf, Caribbean, or the Atlantic. 

We leave you on a cold January day (63 degrees) in Key West, Fl.

And a sand sculpture.

 ‘Key West,
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
GDougBennett@att.net

Saturday, January 05, 2019

This Week on the Island 01/06/2019


‘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.
The Weather: Same as last week, Beautiful. In the low 80’s in the day with blue skies and white clouds and very low humidity.
The island is still packed. There are people everywhere. But next week they will be gone and we will still be here.
Year end, it all started with the conch shell drop at Sloppy Joe’s.

Then the giant slipper drop at the Bourbon Street complex.

Then we got the pirate wench drop at Schooner Wharf Bar.

Then came the lime drop into the margarita at Sunset Pier.

And now the Stewardess drop at the home of Pan Am airlines on the corner of Caroline and Whitehead, The tuna drop at Smoking Tuna and the champagne drop at La Te Da.
No pictures.
We leave you this week with Shelby, Teeki and Aspen at the dog park.

‘Key West,
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
GDougBennett@att.net

Sunday, December 30, 2018

This Week on the Island 12/30/2018


‘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.
The Weather: Beautiful. In the low 80’s in the day with blue skies and white clouds and very low humidity.
The island is packed. There are people everywhere. But next week they will be gone and we will still be here.
Let’s talk about coconuts. They are also everywhere on the island. This is a coconut tree. See the coconuts in the top of the tree?

This is a coconut that fell out of a coconut tree.

This is a machete. That is my banana tree in the background.

This is a machete and a coconut on the chopping block.

This is a coconut with the outside (green part) chopped off leaving the fruit of the coconut.

This is the meat of the coconut. The glass in the back has the juice that was drained out the hole I made in the coconut half on the right.

You pay to get a bag full of shredded coconut meat at the grocery store. We get it from the coconut. 
'You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up'. That is a song about a person with an upset stomach that called the doctor. The doctor told him to put the lime in the coconut juice and drink it all up because it will send you to the bathroom and clean you all out.

‘Key West,
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
GDougBennett@att.net