The weather continues to be magnificent!
Key West is in the semi tropics. I live in effect on a Caribbean island. How lucky I am!
Yesterday was a quiet one. Did paperwork, read at Borders and then out last night.
I started the evening at the Chart room. Chatted with former Fantasy Fest Queen Mary Lou and her husband. Turns out she and I have some what similar backgrounds in litigation. Me as a lawyer and she as an expert witness. We had an interesting talk.
Spent some time with reporter friend Sean and banker Dan. Good people. Sean knows everything going on in town. So does Dan, except from a different perspective.
I had not been to La Trattoria in a while. So to the bar there for dinner. Glad I went! Without me, business would have been really bad!
The place was empty! A couple at the bar. About 4 tables in use in the whole restaurant.
Concededly this is a slow time in Key West. But not this slow! The impact of the recession is being felt here.
La Trattoria is a good barometer for things economic. It is always busy, even when other restaurants are not.
My good friends Donna and Terri will soon be leaving me and Key West for an extended time. In the next few days they are driving to Chicago and Detroit to visit family and friends. Then to New York City. Terri starts rehearsals June 22 for Finnigan’s Rainbow which opens Labor Day. The show is anticipated to be a success. Will they ever return?
Vandenberg talk continues. It was sunk almost a week ago. People and fish alike are taking a peek.
Reporter Sean was out on the water over the weekend. He snorkled over the Vandenberg. He can dive also. However he had a big head from the night before and was reluctant to put on the tanks.
Sean says the boat sitting there is absolutely beautiful! A sight to behold! Fish are darting in and out. However not as many as he would have expected. It is anticipated it could take up to a year for the various fish to discover and make there new home in and around the Vandenberg.
He saw two divers below him attaching a Conch Republic flag to the boat. Cool was his description!