Sunday, February 27, 2005

This Week on the Island 01/04/2004

'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.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Happy New Year!

Enough reading for entertainment, this weeks book was 'Siberian Husky's for Dummy's. (We have had Husky's for many years) With Nevada sleeping most all the time, we are thinking of adopting another dog after he is gone. Want to be up-to-date on what we will need to know about a new dog.

The second book of the week is 'Key West, The History of an Island of Dreams' by Maureen Ogle. I already knew most of this stuff from reading other books, but I really enjoyed this book. It starts during the ice age and ends at about 1990.

Spent some time kayaking in the bight this week. When I get tired of paddling, I like floating outside Schooner Wharf Bar, listening to Michael McCloud, getting some sun, and enjoying life.
The weather: New Years Eve Day it was 78 degrees and sunny, the low was 68 degrees; same weather the day before and the day after and for the next week. New Years Eve: We had a choice of going to Duval Street at Sloppy Joe's and hang out and watch the Conch drop; or we could go to the upper end of Duval and watch the Drag Queen get lowered in a giant red slipper; or we could go to the bight and watch a Pirate Wench lowered from the mast of the Schooner America. We went to watch the Pirate Wench.

Had some of Jo's friends in visiting this week. I believe they had a great time.

When walking the dogs, I always look out for broken glass. This gives me the opportunity to find lost money. It is mostly pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Some times I actually find folding money. This week I found a $50 bill.

Doug Bennett
Key West, You have got to love it.