Tuesday, March 01, 2005

This Week on the island 11/07/2004

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

This week is MOTM (Meeting of the Minds) and 3,000 or more of my closest Parrot Head friends have come to visit. The weather couldn't be better and the friendship is wonderful. There have been events all over town all week but headquarters for MOTM is at the Casa Marina and it is a beautiful setting. We had friends (Greg and Bob of the Sarasota Parrot Head Club) come in last week and we had some of The Southernmost Parrot Heads from out of town to show up this week. The best visit was when Jimmy Buffett played at the Casa Marina on Thursday night. I had the opportunity to see many of my old friends and meet may new friends. I hope all of you enjoyed your stay in Key West.

Thursday night while driving down South Roosevelt we saw a meteor. It was multi-colored. Friday morning the paper said it was a small plane that burned and crashed in the Key West harbor.

Once upon a time there was a TV show called 'Key West'. I have found it on the internet at:ttp://www.tvtome.com/KeyWest/ . If anyone has a copy of the shows I would be very interested. The setting of the show was at a Newspaper office of the 'Meteor' (which is now next to the Green Parrot). The show only lasted about 6 months and was supported by the Key West Tourist Guile. They were hoping to increase tourism to the island.

The Coast Guard delivered 75,000 pounds of Cocaine to the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration. The street value of the drugs was $2.3 Billion and was off loaded at Trumbo Point here in Key West on Friday.

Big Foot the cat is back in town. The people that took Big Foot have a home way up north for the summer and a home in Truman Annex for the winter. There is a court date set to decide who owns the cat. We of course hope that the judge decides in favor of the woman that owned Big Foot for many years before the cat was captured and taken to the north.

The Enchantment, a cruise ship, had a 6 foot hole punched in the side by the tug boat pushing a barge. The Ship was berthed at the Hilton Pier in the Key West Harbor when the incident occurred Friday morning. The ship was repaired in harbor and set on it's way.

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