Sunday, April 06, 2008

This Week on the Island 04/06/2008

'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 construction at the old Atlantic Shores. Another Key West spot is gone and is being replaced by condo's.

The Weather: Another beautiful week. Lots of sun and clear skies.

The book this week was 'Hammerhead Ranch Motel' by Tim Dorsey. Serge, the serial killer, is in Tampa for this story. If you watch the new series 'Dexter' on TV, you can relate to Serge.

Kind of slow this week. Not a lot of tourist in town. I love it here all year long, but I especially like the summers. The tourist go to some place closer to home and leave the island to us locals. The people in the tourist business hate it, but the rest of us enjoy the island more when it is not so crowded.

There are many 'runs' for people in Key West that like that sort of thing, and these 'runs' usually have a large turnout. This Saturday morning was the 5 mile 'run' as sponsored by Turtle Kraals. Later in the year, we also have the 'Half Marathon', a 12 1/2 mile run that is sponsored by the Half Shell Raw Bar. It is only 12 1/2 miles around the island so we have a half marathon.

Saturday morning, Jo and I and Sassi, joined in the 'Key West Green and Clean' for this month. We have adopted part of Caroline Street near the Bight. We also clean Lazy Way Lane. Sassi enjoys smelling everything. Other teams have other area's of town.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.55967N, Long 81.80169W

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