Tuesday, March 01, 2005

This Week on the Island 10/24/2004

'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 nice weather didn't last very long. It is in the high 80's and the air conditioning is back on.
Goombay, the Key West African/American/Caribbean celebration was held in Bahama Village along Patronia Street. Lot of Caribbean music and interesting food. There were many bands, and of course there was my favorite the Junk-A-Noo band, they are great. A parade from the Hilton, on Front Street, up Duval to Bahamas Village was on Saturday at 5:00 PM.

Bonnie (the dog) is back. Seems the person that took Bonnie from Hurricane Hole thought she was a stray? They set a time to turn her over to the real owners if they would drive 100 miles north to Key Largo to pick her up. Bonnie is glad to be back home. NOTE: Big Foot the cat is still missing.

About half the membership of the Southernmost Parrot Head Club (Key West) are from out of town. Thursday night we had some Parrot Heads from Wisconsin that are members of our club drop by for a visit. It is always great to see members from out of state.

This weekend also kicks off 'Blame it on Robert' http://www.kwahs.com/press/robert.htm

In Florida we get the opportunity to vote early, so Jo and I went to the courthouse on Whitehead Street and voted on Saturday. Reminder: Please vote, no matter who you are for or against. If you don't vote you have no right to complain. Exercise your right as a citizen.

Next week Fantasy Fest. If it is painted it ain't Naked.

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