Saturday, May 23, 2009

This Week on the Island 05/24/2009

'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 ‘Cycles’. These two came by Schooner and I had to get a picture. The guy and his wife are from Cudjoe Key.

Weather: The rainy season is here. It is raining nearly every night. We have had the longest dry spell for quite some time and the rain is welcome.

The book this week was ‘Blow Fly’ by Patricia Cornwell. A story of murder on House Boat Row. For those of you that are not familiar, House Boat Row was a place on South Roosevelt where a bunch of houseboats tied up to the seawall. The city made it illegal and they all had to move.

Things Tourist Say: ‘What time is the second sunset?’

Tuesday a little slider (turtle) appeared at our front door. He is about the size of a quarter. I guess he heard we had other sliders in the back yard. We will keep him in his own area until he gets bigger.

Tuesday night was the second ‘Shrimp Tuesday’ at Sunset Pier at the end of Duval Street.

Joe and Sharon from Wisconsin are in town to visit with us.

The Vandenberg is to be sunk next Wednesday. There is a web site that has promise to post a video. . There is Russian writing on the side of the ship where it was used in the film ‘Virus’ with Jamie Lee Curtis.

I had to take down the American flag in front of the house. It was getting faded and old. I gave it to the local VFW. They have a ceremony to burn old flags.

Friday afternoon we go to Alonzo’s for their happy hour. From 4 to 7 appetizers are half price.

Memorial Day Weekend and time for the ‘Minimum Regatta’. Six person teams build a boat out of one sheet of plywood, two 2X4’s, a roll of duct tape, and a box of screws. You cannot use calking but you can paint. The race is in the bight by Schooner Wharf and a good time is had by all. Pictures next week?

Saturday there was an ‘Ocean to Ocean Conga Line’ to celebrate Cuban Heritage Days. It started at the Atlantic end of Duval Street and went to the Gulf end of Duval Street. It then went to El Mason de Pepe’s at Mallory Square for Cuban dancing, cigars, and Cuban rum drinks.

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.