Saturday, April 19, 2014

This Week on the Island 04/20/2014

‘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: Try to read the caption under each day.

The book this week was ‘Dark Harbor’ by Stuart Woods.

Last weekend, a Taste of Key West was held down on the Truman Waterfront. Picture thanks to Rob O'Neal on Facebook
This week starts the 32nd Annual Great Conch Republic Days Celebration (April 18 – 27). The Great Conch Republic was formed with Key West’s secession from the Union on April 23, 1982. The US government used the border patrol to block US 1 where it leaves the mainland. If that is the border, then we will start our own country on this side of the border.
We started the celebration with the raising of the colors at Fort Zack on Friday at noon. Note the cruise ship behind the flag pole.

Followed by a party at Schooner Wharf Bar.

With the Junkanoos
Saturday was the Drag Races on Duval Street. The Drag Queens arrived in their finest aboard the Conch Train and they showed us all a good time.

This is a picture from the Drag Racing , thanks to Shelia Cullen.

I leave you this week with my friend Tyler dancing to 'Schooner Wharf Bar Dog'. She has left the island. She will be missed. She was only with us for a short time (Dec - April 17) but it was enough time to build a spot in my heart. She went from being healthy to being gone in 48 hours.

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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