Saturday, February 02, 2008

This Week on the Island 02/03/2008

'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 'Wessie'. I am sure you have heard of the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie), well Key West now has Wessie. It is in the water next to BayView Park.

The Weather: Wonderful, this is the time of year that it is just right for working on your tan. The high was in the mid to upper 70's all week, clear skies and no humidity.

The book this week was 'Native Tongue' by Carl Hiaasen.

Sunday morning was the Half Shell Raw Bar's 'Half Marathon'. It was a 12 1/2 mile run around the island. I was sitting on the front porch reading the Sunday paper and drinking coffee when the runners came by.

Spent some time down on the beach at Fort Zack. Also took Sassi to the dog park and for a little swim at Higg's Beach, then came home and gave her a bath. Sassi has been putting on weight and also not carrying her tail up like most husky's do. The Dr. said she needed thyroid medicine. She was back to her old self in 24 hours. Seems dogs start having thyroid problems around 10 years old.

Lots of people in town this time of year.

Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band played at Schooner Wharf Bar on Friday night. The place was packed. I really like his song ' I want to go where the banana's grow'.

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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