Friday, January 30, 2009

He likes his privacy!
On Wednesday the Keynoter reported that Kenny Chesney had purchased the mansion on Caroline Street in Key West that had been up for sale for quite a while. Thursday, a moving van pulled up and started loading all of Kenny's belongings back into the truck, he was moving out. Evidently he was not happy with the story in the news. He had hoped to find a nice quiet place where he could remain annonymous, but that didn't happen. He purchased the house for 5.7 mil, now it's on sale for 6.495 mil. I guess Kenny doesn't know that the flipping season is over in The Keys real estate market. Now if it were me and I could afford that house on Caroline Street, I would have taken out an ad in the paper bragging about my purchase and inviting everyone over for an open house. I guess I just can't relate to the life style of a country western star.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The sunset was worth waiting for at Sunset Park this evening. There was a slight breeze, cool temperatures and a very clear sky. Once that baby hit the horizon, it fell very quickly. There was just enough time to capture a few photos.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

When the men go fishin'...
The women head to the Big Pine Flea Market. There were more booths than we can ever remember, and each one was packed with shoppers. We got there in plenty of time to get a parking spot right up front by the produce stand, and had time to hit all the hot spots like the $2 bracelet stand, the cosmetic booth, and Al's Watch stand had some darling hats. Afterwards, the weary shoppers stopped off for a gourmet breakfast in the back yard at the Stuffed Pig and admired each other's purchases and decided we must go back again soon. Now the day will be complete if the fishermen come home with a nice yellowtail catch for dinner.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
A Big Birthday for Walter Neary!

Today was the day, and we had quite a party to celebrate number 95 for a great friend, Walter. Everyone on Key Colony knows Walter. He drives himself down from Indiana every year to spend a few months with his close friends at The Cay. You may see him sunning himself on the beach, or walking in the morning, or maybe having a cocktail or two in the evening. Where ever he is, he is surrounded by good friends and always has a cheerful word or two. He'll be back again next year for another party, and I'm sure, many more. Walter, we can't wait to see your picture on the Smuckers jelly jar.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Our cattleya bloomed this morning. It's inside, of course because the outdoor temperature when we woke up was 57. It has warmed up to 66 and the sun is shining so I'd call it a bright, crisp day.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Kevin's Amberjack

Kevin's Amberjack
Originally uploaded by sache47
No one else wanted to catch this one, so Kevin, the mate, took over
the rod and brought this one in on The Lobster Boat this morning.
Amberjack steaks, smoked amberjack for Kevin and his family.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Almost everyone in The Keys stayed up to watch the BCS National Championship game between the Florida Gators and the Oklahoma Sooners (whatever a soomer is). In the last few minutes of the game, the power went out all the way from Florida City on down to Key West, and after watching until after 11:00, everyone missed the end of the game, and power was out for about a half an hour. They could have listened to it on radio, but that's just not the same. Or, they could have just gone to bed early like I did when the score was 7 to 7, and read the results in the Miami Herald in the morning. Sometimes I am just so smart! All I had to stress out about were the PF, power failures, flashing all over the kitchen this morning. Some people lost their internet connections, but not me! What a lucky one I am.