Saturday, January 19, 2008

This Week on the Island 01/20/2008

'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 picture this week is the first unit of Harbor House being built on the old Jabour's Trailer Park on Lazy Lane behind Schooner Wharf Bar. It is easy to see it is too large for the surrounding community and it is right on Lazy Lane.

The Weather: Beautiful. High in the low 80's.

The book this week was 'Basket Case' by Carl Hiaasen.

Sunday morning I found that I was 'homeless'. There was an article in the Key West newspaper, 'The Citizen', about homeless Veterans and how Key West should be expecting many of them as the winter goes on. There was a picture of me and another guy getting on the VA bus last Thursday to go to the Miami VA. The article listed places to get a hot shower, food, and places to stay. I guess I had better check them out since I am 'homeless'.

The island is packed. The 'Snotty Yachties' are in town. Their home base is a large tent over the city parking lot on the corner of Caroline and Margaret. That leaves no parking in the lot so people have to look for other places to park and fill up every parking space in the city. I guess I won't be moving the cars anytime soon.

The Schooner Meteor is parked next to the Old Hilton

Saturday was the Seafood Festival in Bayview Park. Lots of good local seafood, music, sun, and friends.

This week end (Friday night) was also 'Rumble in Paradise III' with ESPN and fights broadcast from Mallory Square.

We have a new act on Duval Street called 'The Naked Cowboy'. A guy in jockey shorts, boots, a cowboy hat and a guitar.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5597N, Long 81.8016W
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