Tuesday, March 01, 2005

This Week on the Island 10/17/2004

'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.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We have a 'Dog gone'. I have mentioned 'Big Foot' the cat that was taken from Key West to the north, now we have Bonny, the border collie that has disappeared. www.whereisbonny.com.

This week has been kind of slow, even if it did start with a 3 day week end. The weather is wonderful, low 80's in the day and low 70's at night. Saturday morning it was in the low 70's with a nice breeze and felt like the first day of fall. I love this time of year. We have turned off the air conditioning for the first time since April.

Next week is ' Goombay' the celebration of African Heritage. Most of the activities will be in Bahamas Village (about 10,000 visitors). The week after that is 'Fantasy Fest' (about 80,000 visitors). This is Key West's biggest party of the year. and then the week after that will be 'MOTM' (Meeting of the Minds about 3,000 visitors). This is when the Jimmy Buffett's Parrot Heads hit the island. Then there are the cruise ships daily with about 3,000 passengers each. It is going to get a little crowded on this little island. It is wonderful that all of these people just want to visit the little island I live on.

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