Saturday, August 06, 2016

This Week on the Island 08/07/2016

 ‘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: Forcast for next 3 months: Hot and humid with a chance for showers. Maybe a Hurricane or two.
This week I read ‘Ship of Fools’ and ‘Beach Shoot’ by Rodney Riesel.
We get lots of visitors to Key West, especially in the winter. It starts the week of Halloween with Fantasy Fest (our busiest week of the year along with New Year’s). It stays pretty busy on the island up to and including the month of June when school lets out for the summer. There are lots of ‘FEST’ here in the summer to draw more tourist to the island when it is hot and humid. We just finished Mel Fisher Days, Hemingway Days, Lobster Min-Season, and will have Battle of the Bars this week end. Next week will be Lobster Fest and on it goes. I used to love the summers when no one was here but us locals. My how things have changed.  The slowest month of the year is September because school starts back up and summer is over and everybody is back to their normal life.
The city is de-nutting the coconut trees on Lazy Way Lane, before the hurricanes get here this year. September is the peak of hurricane season.
Rode my trike down to Fort Zack to the palm tree next to my favorite bench. This is a great place to have your picture taken.
Went to Hogs Breath to have a Hog Beer or two. Remember Aug 7th is international beer day.
Went down to Willy-T’s to listen to Dallas. He plays a lot of Woodstock music.
Just another Key West sunrise.
I came home one day and the wife was eating corn on the cob. Seems that our friends from Iowa were in town and brought us some Iowa corn. It didn’t last long and we really appreciate them thinking of us.

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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