Sunday, September 29, 2013

This Week on the Island 09/29/2013

‘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.
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Weather: Another beautiful week. In the mid 80’s in the day and high 70’s at night with lots of sun.
The book this week was ‘Vampire Slayer, Murder in Key West’ by Michael Haskins. This was a collection of 5 short stories. His books are great in that you can follow the characters around Key West and know many of the locations and people in the bars and restaurants.
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This is the slow time of the year. School has started and the holidays are not here. From the middle of September to the middle of October we have few visitors. Many business’ close for a few weeks and use that time for vacation and giving the place a good cleaning and some painting. Tourism will pick back up for Goombay and Fantasy Fest. The Fantasy Fest Parade is usually the last Saturday in October (Halloween). Our little island normally will have about 75,000 visitors for Fantasy Fest and everyone wants to be on the first few blocks of Duval. This will be followed the first week of November with 3,000 Parrot Heads.  A lot less people but a fun little group.

Still have lots of the young folks hanging around Dante’s pool.

Jo and I got on our blue electric trikes and rode around town Thursday. She wanted to do some shopping. We ended up at Kennedy Café on the corner of Kennedy and North Roosevelt. We had some Russian beers, Greek salad, and a Gyro each. Just two old people living in Florida and getting around on their tricycles.

Things have changed from the days that we had matching black 86 Corvettes. We were young people working hard and in a hurry.

Boca likes Captain Tony’s. Here he is laying on Elvira’s tombstone in the floor in the pool room at Captain Tony’s.

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I am very happy to stop and talk to folks that read the blog. This week we had some folks from Iowa drop by and deliver ½ dozen ears of Iowa corn. It was very tasty. Some folks from Illinois stop Boca and me on one of our may walks. They were headed to Sloppy Joes. We also seem to find blog readers at Schooner.

Key West you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
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