Saturday, April 02, 2011

This Week on the Island 04/03/2011

'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 first picture this week (click to enlarge) is ‘Palm Trees’. The city has decided to plant palm trees along Lazy Lane behind Schooner Wharf. They removed the coconut palms to plant these trees. The second picture is ‘Smirk’ and his 36th birthday party at the Green Parrot on April 1st. If you have never been to the Green Parrot, you do not know ‘Smirk’. If you have been to the Green Parrot, you need no explanation.

Weather: Summer is here. It will be hot and humid with a chance for rain for the next 8 months (with an occasional hurricane). It is in the mid 80’s in the day and mid 70’s at night and the humidity has returned. I love it.

This week I finished ‘Finger Lickin’ Fifteen’ by Janet Evanovich. I also read ‘Plum Spooky‘.

Another week of spring break. The collages in Florida have finished spring break so we do not have as many ‘spring breakers’ as we have had the last couple of weeks.

In the past I wrote of a woman that was stabbed by a barracuda while kayaking. Last week, in Islamorada, a spotted stingray landed on top of a woman in a boat and this week, in Texas, a Maco shark jumped in a boat. What is going on?

Coming toward Key West, before getting to Stock Island, the next island up from Key West, the highway passed thru some marsh land. This land appears to be drying up. It is normally flooded by the tides twice a day. How can we have dry land appearing when there is suppose to be global warming and oceans rising?

Key West Fool Fest is a new island event. It was held at Mallory Square on April 1st. Will Solo is the Key West Fool Fest Founder and First Funambulist of the Conch Republic. There was also a birthday party for ‘Smirk’ at the Green Parrot.

All the chocolate you can eat! The 9th annual Chocolate Festival was held Sunday at the Southernmost House. There were cakes, cookies, pies, candies, brownies, etc. The cost was only $10.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
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Sassi dancing to Schooner Wharf Bar Dog.