I knew it was going to be a good day when my morning started with a trip to Baby's for coffee. It was an unplanned but welcomed visit to my favorite coffee place in The Keys. A friend on Big Coppitt Key called me asking me to come up there and Notarize a document for her Husband who fell off his roof and has been laid up with a back injury. I figured as long as I'm going that far first thing in the morning I might as well go to Baby's. I called them to get their order and we sat on their dock enjoying a beautiful Key West morning and delicious caffeine fix. Today's choice was "Death By Coffee.
I finished up signing all their documents, visited for a while catching up and made my way back to Key West. I went grocery shopping. I know,not real exciting but that is part of life even when you live in Key West. Got my groceries put away and it was my favorite time of day, Lunchtime. Being Saturday that meant it was El Siboney Time which is always a great thing. El Siboney is, in my opinion, the best lunch in Key West. It also has that "Cheers" feeling where everybody knows your name. I must have seen a dozen people I know having lunch today. Sometimes I think I go there too often when they don't even bring me a menu. I sit down, my ice tea arrives, my food comes shortly after followed by my check and I leave looking forward to the next time which is usually within a day or two.
I wish I could say my afternoon was as eventful as my morning and lunch was but I came home to clean my house. At least I started doing the outside things and was working in the sun by the pool. Kitty came out to supervise. She's good at supervising. I came inside and started cleaning there too. After about an hour I admitted defeat and called the cleaning lady. The very first thing I did was give her a raise now that I saw first hand how hard they work. Talk about an overworked underpaid job, that is it.
The good news of the afternoon is my house and yard are spotless and looks great. I got a call from a friend who lived here years ago and moved back to Minnesota. I won't even try to understand why anyone would move from the Florida Keys to Minnesota but I think Jim Morrison wrote a song about things like that, "People Are Strange". At least he didn't move to Detroit or Fargo.
The sun had gone down, it was getting cooler out and I was getting hungry. I had a craving for Kung Pao Shrimp so I went to Hong Kong. The restaurant here in Key West not Hong Kong the region of China although it is quite beautiful over there too. I ordered the meal instead of just the Kung Poa Shrimp and I thnk they must have thought I had 15 people under the table. The food was outstanding and I will be having leftovers for a week. Great food, good service and very reasonable prices.
I waddled out of the restaurant, drove home and have been sitting on my couch like a beached whale. Going to call it a night here soon. That was my Day in Key West.
Gary McAdams, P.A.
The Key West Life
Barbara Anderson Realty