Wednesday, March 02, 2005

This Week on the Island 01/23/2005

'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: It started raining last Friday and the temperature began to drop. The wind was blowing out of the North and by last Sunday night it was down to 58 degrees. It warmed up some as the week went on, but it was winter time in Key West until Friday when it was back in the high 70's again. I have been a bit 'under the weather'.

The 'Snotty Yacthies' are still in town. They have been racing most of the week and it is really a nice sight watching all the sail boats in the harbor as they race. Interesting comment in Tuesday paper relating to how cheap these people are: ' The Snotty Yacthies come to town with one $20 bill and one pair of underwear and don't change either.'

Key West had a law that limited the number of flags on any building to two and one of them must be an American flag. This law was passed to keep the people at 801 Bourbon (really 801 Duval) from flying all the rainbow flags. We now have a new business in town called The Pirate Museum and it is flying 6 Pirate flags. Key West has decided to delete it's old flag law. (Money Talks).

The fight continues between the locals and the 'Caroline Street Partners' that purchased Jabours Camp Ground (between Schooner Wharf and Caroline Street). They want to build a condo/rental monstrosity and the local are saying they need to build something that fits in with the surrounding structures. We have been fighting it for over a year.

TLC's 'Trading Spaces' was in town last week. I don't know how anyone could let other people remodel their living space.

Bill and Hillary Clinton were in town over the week end. Bill had his picture made outside Margaritaville.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Meet me at the end of the road' - Conchy Tonkin'- Jimmy Buffett
Doug Bennett