Saturday, October 15, 2016

This Week on the Island 10/16/2016

  ‘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: We are having ‘King Tides’ (used to be Super tide, somebody changed the phrase). Also used to be called ‘harvest tides’ because this is the time of year to harvest your crops. This is the intersection of Green and Elizabeth.
How about a tour of Caroline Street? ('There's a woman going crazy on Caroline Street', Jimmy  Buffett)
We start on Trumbo Road at the end of Caroline St. (the city seem to be doing some repairs)
The corner of Grinnell and Caroline is the Ferry Terminal.
And West Marine.
The corner of Margret and Caroline is Harpoon Harry’s (sort of a 1950 dinner with a great breakfast).
Then there is Pepe’s (they are open even during hurricanes.)
Then the corner of Williams and Caroline is B.O. 's
And the new exercise place.
And of course our house is on Caroline
The corner of Simonton and Caroline has the Cypress House (it burned to the ground during the great fire of 1886, it is now made of Dade County Pine)
And there is the Federal Building (it is made from local coral)
Next is the Curry Mansion (Florida’s first millionaire)
On the corner of Duval and Caroline is the Bull (downstairs) the Whistle (upstairs) and the Garden of Eden (on the roof – clothing optional)
Then there is the Pirates Well. (The first fresh water found on the island)
This is Kelly’s (remember her from Top Gun with Tom Cruise). This is also the birthplace of Pam Am Airlines.
On the corner of Whitehead and Caroline is the Presidential Gates
Leading to Truman’s Little White House on the corner of Front and Caroline.
We leave you this week with Cuban Cigars (now legal in the U.S.)
Caroline Street, Key West, Florida. It's a kind of interesting street.
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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