Monday, February 28, 2005

This Week on the Island 05/02/2004

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

"The Great Conch Republic' celebration continues

Monday was 'The Great Conch Republic' music celebration at Schooner Wharf Bar and it was followed by the 1st Second annual 'Great Conch Republic' cluck-off with the Key West chickens.
Tuesday was 'The Great Conch Republic' fashion show and the Captains meeting at Schooner Wharf for 'The Great Conch Republic sea battle.

Wednesday was 'The Great Conch Republic' goes hog wild at Hogs Breath saloon.

Thursday was 'The Great Conch Republic' Annual Party at the Crowne Plaza La Conch followed by 'The Great Conch Republic' longest parade from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. (The Southernmost Parrot Heads were in the parade). Then there was 'The Great Conch Republic parade party at Schooner Wharf.

Friday was 'The Great Conch Republic' raising of the colors at Fort Zackery Taylor. 'The Great Conch Republic' bloody battle was seen from Mallory Square after 'The Great Conch Republic' naval parade. After the battle there was 'The Great Conch Republic' victory celebration at Schooner Wharf.

Saturday was 'The Great Conch Republic Craft Fair on Green Street, followed by the 14th annual 'Great Conch Republic' Duval Street Bar Crawl. Then there was the 10th Second annual 'Great Conch Republic' pedicab downhill invitational followed by 'The Great Conch Republic' fiddlers contest. Next was 'The Great Conch Republic' bed race followed by 'The Great Conch Republic' pig roast at Schooner Wharf.

Sunday was the 14th annual 'Great Conch Republic' Conch Cruiser car show followed by 'The Great Conch Republic' Stargazer cruise on the Schooner Western Union.

Buffett was in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, May 1st, so Jo and I had to miss some of the celebration for 'The Great Conch Republic. The Buffett show was wonderful. More on this next week.

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