Saturday, February 26, 2005

This Week on the Island 10/26/2003

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

What a week and it is finally over. It started last Sunday when I was on Duval Street with Wyleigh Dog and noticed an old lady in a wheel chair that was painted to the waist. There were parties somewhere every day. As the week progressed there were more and more people and less and less places to park. The lot across the street usually doesn't care who parks there after 5:00 PM. Thursday they were charging $20, Friday they were charging $40, yesterday they were charging $50. Key West had between 70,000 and 80,000 people here last week. The weather was beautiful and the breast were in full bloom. Friday there was a street fair on Duval and later there was a costume parade down Duval. Saturday the 'Fantasy Fest Parade' was wonderful. Jo and I sat next to Hard Rock. We carried some chairs and made our selves at home for about 4 hours. We got there at 6:00 PM and waited for the 7:00 PM parade. The parade got to us about 7:30 PM and ended at about 10:00 PM. We got home at about 10:30 PM and watched all the people coming up Caroline Street after the parade looking for their cars. When I got up at 4:00 AM to go to the bathroom, there were still people going up Caroline Street.

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

Next Week The Parrot Heads. (Jimmy Buffett Fans)