They always say "If you don't like the weather in Key West pop into a bar for a drink. It will change before your cocktail is done". Last night was one of those rare occasions where the bad weather lasted a little longer than a cocktail but it was over in a few hours. We had 60+ MPH winds last night and beautiful sunshine with a light breeze all day today.
I woke up pleasantly surprised to see a nice calm yard this morning. I made my first coffee, Baby's of course, at home and drank it outside while I was grilling Kitty's breakfast. She had her normal shrimp today but with a honey and brown sugar glaze. My next door neighbor was outside this morning. I still think he finds it to be strange that I cook for Kitty every morning. Oh well, I find it weird he is a Dolphins Fan but to each his own. After breakfast I had the pleasure of a Doctor's Appointment. We all have to do it, even in Key West. All kidding aside I love my Doctor, Dr. Gerth. He and I have been together for about 15 years now and as anyone who knows me knows I have had some major health problems over the past 10 or so years. Doc has helped me through the good, the bad and the ugly. Today was actually a simple follow up. I have a full physical with blood work done every year ad we went over the results today. I actually saw his PA today who I like just as much as Doc himself. After my appointment I needed more caffeine. I went to Starbucks simply because it is a few blocks from the Doctor's Office. Not my Baby's Coffee by a long shot but their Caramel Macchito does taste pretty good.
Since my Starbucks was more like a dessert in a cup than a coffee I didn't really feel like lunch. I have a client in town who I sold a house to a few years back. He asked me to go to The Butterfly Conservatory with him so I played Tourist for a couple hours. The Butterfly Conservatory is one of the very few Tourist Attractions I really enjoy here in town. You step into your own Serene Oasis walking around with hundreds if not thousands of Butterflies of different types. Usually a couple will land on your head, back or shoulder. They will stay there for hours as you walk around. The staff calls them "Hitchhikers". It is so quiet and so peaceful in there it is hard to believe you are still on Duval Street.
We finished playing with the Butterflies and as soon as we stepped outside we realized, yes, we were still on Duval Street. By now it was just about 5:00 and I was hungry after skipping lunch. Today was "Taco Tuesday" at Viva Saloon. Every Tuesday they have "Make Your Own Taco" for Happy Hour and it is only $1 per Taco. They give you the Tortilla filled with the meat and turn you loose with a buffet of every type of Taco Topping you can imagine and some you probably never thought of. It is delicious, fun and you can have dinner for anywhere from $2 to $5 depending on how hungry you are. I've never been able to put away more than three Tacos myself and as you all know I like to eat. You can also always count on Viva for having some great Local Live Music. I am somewhat of a "Raven Cooper Groupie" and she plays there a lot. If you haven't seen Raven's show put that on your Key West To Do List.
A few hours at the Butterfly Conservatory, a couple hours at Viva Saloon and I was both tired and full. I said goodnight to my client and friend and home I went. That was my Day in Key West.
Gary McAdams, P.A.
The Key West Life
Barbara Anderson Realty