Saturday, February 04, 2017

This Week on the Island 02/05/2017

  ‘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:  Same as last week. Lots of sunshine, blue skies and white clouds. Temperature in the high 70’s and low 80’s. People everywhere. I guess they are tired of the cold.
The book this week was ‘Tropical Swap’ by Laurence Shames. This is his 10th book I’ve read.
Feb 2 was ground hog day but Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t live here so here is a palm tree.
Feb 3 we started ‘Civil War Days’. Key West was a Union outpost in the war. As soon as the Commander got the news about Fort Sumter in South Carolina he marched the troops to Fort Zack. There were never any battles here, but we celebrate them anyway with Rebels attacking Fort Zack and the Union defending the Fort.
Jo’s birthday was on the 4th so we got a cake and went to Schooner Wharf Bar. Pieces of the cake was given to the staff and the cooks.
We also bought the house on Jo’s birthday 17 years ago.
Polar Bears Club will meet at Salute on the Beach Sunday at the crack of noon. It is supposed to be almost 80 degrees.
The Super Bowl will be on Sunday. I hope you enjoy it.
Last but not least, Margaritaville is closed for remodeling and The Westin is now The Margaritaville Resort and Marina.
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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