Saturday, February 26, 2005

This Week on the Island 11/09/2003

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

We are into 'High Season'. The price of everything goes up because the island begins filling up with people for the winter. It will be this way until after spring break next year. We are expecting 4 ships in the harbor today, the streets will be packed.

We had a bunch of 'bikes' in town this week end. They were real bikes, you know the kind you peddle. They rode in from Miami (170 miles to the north) as a fund raiser for Aids Awareness.

The Southernmost Parrot Head Club is into elections for officers for 2004. Our nomination period was the month of October. At the last minute, the Pirate Group, that tried to take over the club in 2003, sent in their nominations. Two of the people they nominated are not ever club members. It looks like we are going to have to put up with the same 'crap' we have had to put up with in the last election. On well, it will all be over in a month or so.

Read two interesting books this week. 'Backwater Sound' by James W. Hall and 'Quite your Job and Move to Key West' by Christopher Shultz and David L. Sloan. I would recommend the second one.

This was the week 'after' the Parrot Heads left the island, only they all didn't leave. Jo and I spent quite a bit of time this week with the 'left over' Parrot Heads. They wanted to do non-tourist stuff.

Jo has decided to retire from Bank of America. I believe she will find another job. She is not the type to be retired. Maybe she can get a job driving the Conch Train. If she can drive that big old Hummer around these narrow street, she can drive the Conch Train.

Spent some time in my kayak. November in Key West.

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