Saturday, September 29, 2012

This Week on the Island 09/30/2012

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.
 Weather: The temperature is starting to cool off a little. It is still in the mid to lower 80’s in the day and mid to higher 70’s at night. In the summer, we keep out thermostat in the house on 80 degrees. It has reached that time of the year where the A/C does not cut on at night and the humidity in the house rises. I have had to start setting the thermostat lower at night to get rid of the humidity.

The book this week was ‘Key West - On the Edge’ by Robert Kerstein. A great history book of Key West.

Thirty Days Has September! I guess this month is gone. Time to move on into October.

Key Lime Pie made simple and cheap. 3 egg yolks (the yellow part) in a bowl with 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk and mix (I use a case knife). Pour in 1/2 cup of key lime juice and mix. Pour mix into graham cracker pie shell. Let it sit. It will be ready in about an hour. I like to put mine in the frig overnight. I can eat a whole pie at one sitting.

Our banana tree in the back yard has put on a bud. We will have bananas by Christmas. There are 3 hands exposed, one with 7 fingers, one with 6 fingers and another with 5 fingers. As each red leaf falls off, another hand is exposed.

Another one of my favorite benches in Key West. This one overlooks the Atlantic out near the airport on South Roosevelt. There are 5 of them.

This picture of Lazy Way Lane just screams ‘Key West’.

I was asked, ‘If you had a wish, what would you wish for?’ My answer was ‘I would be retired, living on a tropical island, with the woman that I love who loves me, with my dog(s).’ I already have that so you may want to give my wish to someone else.

This amazing Key West iPhone 5 photograph—taken this weekend by local Shannon Kennedy while aboard charter sailboat Floridays—is further proof that Key West is someplace special: A double-rainbow that appears to stretch from one side of the 4-mile wide island to the other indeed seems to place the island in a category all its own.

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.