Today was a work from home morning and started the usual way. I woke up and had my coffee, Baby's of course, sitting outside by the pool. Kitty sat with me eating her breakfast. She likes grilled shrimp in the morning. Today I diced her shrimp up and put it in oatmeal for her so she could have some grains in her diet. I didn't leave the house until about 11:00 but I got a ton of work done which might actually allow me to take a full day off this weekend.
I needed a break from the computer and I had some work errands to do downtown so when I reached a stopping point I got on my scooter and headed into town. Parking is tough downtown during Season so I take the scooter whenever possible. Easy to park, zoom in and out of traffic and it is fun. I did my errands, stopped to see a friend who works on Duval Street then it was time for lunch. I was planning on going to my favorite lunch spot, El Siboney, but they has a line out the door. Since it was a beautiful day out I decided to go over to Garrison Bight and eat on the Marina at Thai Island. That is another of my favorite lunch spots. Great food, very authentic Thai food, excellent service, reasonably priced and right on the water and on the second floor enhancing the view.
After lunch I came back to my home office to finish up the computer/book work I started this morning. Paperwork is not my strong suit but it is a necessary evil. It is one of those jobs like doing laundry. You can do laundry on a very regular basis and you will still have dirty underpants tomorrow. A couple hours glued to my computer and I was done, well done for today. I have a friend from back in Boston who is in town this week with his family so I went downtown to say hello and catch up. I heard about all the snow in Boston, the rising crime rate, the city traffic and the freezing temperatures. That reconfirmed I made the right choice when I moved to Key West 28 years ago and never looked back.
Anyone who has spent any amount of time in Key West knows we have almost as many Parades as we have Bars and we have a lot of Bars. Today was the Parade for Diana Nyad. Diana is the woman who swam from Havana to Key West. She had tried and failed several times before but being a fighter she didn't give up. She was 64 years old when she tried once more and made it. I went to see her speak after she successfully completed her swim and was I ever impressed. What an incredible person with a great life story. Key West is starting a Girls Youth Flag Football Tournament and Diana is helping them organize the inaugural game. She is very big on Community Events and very giving of her time. She is truly an amazing person.
The Parade came to an end and I called it an early night. I let the traffic die down some and came home. I was in the house about 8:00 and ready to unwind. Of course I had a Cafe Con Leche from Sandy's while watching the Parade and now I'm wired on a caffeine high. My intention was to go to bed early but somehow I see this being a late night TV night or a 2:00 AM Facebook marathon. That was my Day in Key West.
Gary McAdams, P.A.
The Key West Life
Barbara Anderson Realty