Saturday, May 30, 2009

This Week on the Island 05/31/2009

'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 (click to enlarge) is ‘Cubana’. This aircraft is parked on the back side of the airport next to Government Road that leads to the old Cuban Missile Crisis site of the 1960’s. The aircraft used to belong to the Cuban Government.

Weather: It is beautiful if you like it hot, which I do. There was a bit on MSN about 10 things you don’t need in a house and one of them was A/C. The writer was from upstate New York and lived in the mountains. In Key West A/C is a necessity.

No book this week.

Things Tourist Say: ‘What kind of money do you use here?’

Kind of a slow week.

Last week end was the Minimal Regatta in the Key West Bight next to Schooner Wharf. The announcing took place from the top deck of Schooner with Captain Morgan (Capt Morgan’s Rum) looking on from the deck of the Schooner Halie & Matthews. There were over 40 home built boats in the race. Some sank, some didn’t finish the race and some won there race and then lost in he next race. A good time was had by all.

Tuesday I rode my bicycle down to the Truman waterfront to watch the USS Vandenberg leave port for the last time. It had already left the harbor. . If a ship is supposed to be a ‘she’ and is named after a guy, is it still a ‘she’? Anyway she went down Wednesday at about 10 AM. It only took about 1 ½ minutes to sink. One of the satellite dishes came loose and was fixed before allowing people to dive on Saturday. Needless to say someone jumped the gun and dove on Thursday and was arrested.

Tuesday evening was the third ‘Shrimp Tuesday’ (1/2 pound of steamed shrimp, and ear of corn, and slaw for $5) at Sunset Pier. Jo and I had a good time and the sunset, as always, was beautiful.

Friday evening was ½ priced appetizers at Alonzo’s. Again, good as always.

Boca (the Siberian husky) likes to lay under my recliner at night, but first he has to get out all his toys and put them around himself. I really need to get a picture.

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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Sassi dancing to Schooner Wharf Bar Dog.