Saturday, October 16, 2010

This Week on the Island 10/17/2010

'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 ‘Captain Tony’s Saloon’ and ‘Kinko’s Sandals’ both are favorite hangouts for the Parrotheads. They will be here the first weekend in November, right after Fantasy Fest so I am posting some pictures for them. For those of you that are not Parrotheads, I added a picture of the Howard Livingston concert at Turtle Kraals Friday night.

Weather: Hurricane Paula brought us a lot of rain, heat and humidity the first of the week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday we were back to beautiful weather with Paula leaving and a cold front dropping down. The sun is out, the humidity is gone and it is in the mid 80’s.

No book this week.

Dogs in Bars: The local newspaper, The Citizen, had a small article Saturday the said dogs are now allowed in bars as soon as each bar buys a license.

‘Dippin Dots’, the ice cream shop on Green Street by the old city hall has closed and ‘Ernesto’ is cleaning up like they may finally open. They were supposed to open by Fantasy Fest last year.

We have some folks in from out of town and so we did another road trip. Thursday in all the rain we drove 30 miles north to No Name to have some lunch, then on to Loo Key for an adult beverage and then to Boondocks for yet another refreshing drink. After that we went to Mangrove Mama’s for some more refreshment. We stopped at Geiger Key and then on to Hogfish on Stock Island for some more food and drink. Then back to Caroline Street.

Friday night Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band played at Turtle Kraals. They were filming an episode for ‘Key West Time’. Much fun was had by all.

Last week I mentioned the homeless in Key West and how I don’t blame them for coming here. Key West is a great place to be if you are homeless. There are places to get free food. There are places to shower and get clean clothing. There are places to sleep. Most of these places do NOT allow smoking, alcohol, or cursing therefore many of our homeless do not take advantage of these services. Many of our homeless are good people that are just down on there luck. I appreciate all the suggestions I received on what to do about the homeless.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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Sassi dancing to Schooner Wharf Bar Dog.