PIED PIPER OF DAYTONA

The Pied Piper of Daytona has owned property in Key West for 10 years. NASCAR racing star and champion team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. Referred to as the Pied Piper of Daytona because of his successes at the Daytona International Speedway.

I do not know the man. Have never met him. Would like to. Did not know he had been in Key West off and on for 10 years. He must walk quietly when not racing.

I became aware of his Key West presence in an article in this morning’s Key West Citizen. Earnhardt is remodeling a home at 704 Eaton St. He required HARC approval. Appeared and presented his application personally. The board unanimously approved the application.

Spent yesterday afternoon fine tuning last night’s podcast.

I dislike commenting about Trump so much. However, he is the news! My show was devoted to Trump, except for the opening topic.

I talked about today’s milk cows. Referred to as Dairy Queens by milk farmers. I mentioned the subject a couple of days ago in this blog.

I opened with cows because I realized the balance of the show would be devoted to Trump.

Mondays and tuesdays are devoted to preparing for tuesday night’s podcast. Today is wednesday. I always feel free when I wake wednesdays. I am free. Two days of work behind me. Nothing heavy on the agenda through sunday.

Three US Navy vessels have been named in honor of Key West. The third and last a submarine. The vessel was christened in 1985.

The Key West has visited its name sake on three occasions. 1987, 1992 and 1994. One week each time. A celebration each time.

The Key West was transferred to the Pacific Fleet in 1996. Since that time, there have been no further visits. Distance the problem. The vessel’s home port is presently Guam.

The submarine bears an emblem. A conch shell. What else!

The wind in Key West normally comes from the north and northwest. Several times a year from the south. A wind from the south indicates a coming thunderstorm. Guaranteed one will occur.

The wind is from the south this morning. The palm trees bending northward. Sunny outside, however. Nary a cloud in the sky. Checked the weather report. Thunderstorms later in the day.

Never fails!

Enjoy your day!

18 comments on “PIED PIPER OF DAYTONA

  1. The wind in Key West is generally from the East or some form of easterly. As mentioned over the years all one needs to do is watch the air traffic. Key West airport is oriented east/west with runway 9 [90º] being used the vast majority of the time.

    • I should have added that you are right today as the wind is from the south and forecast for southwest meaning there is a chance for a t-storm later or tomorrow.
      Frontal passage is noted by a 90º shift in the wind,so, just lick your finger and stick in the air.

  2. Louis, the 5 years that I have been flying down to Key West my Delta has always landed from the west to east and taken off the same way. Just saying. I do wish however, Louis, that you
    would get a barometer as I will do next week. A barometer is the surest way to test for hurricane a coming. And last but not least, Louis, you say that you do not like to talk/blog so much about President Trump. I beg your pardon. You are a lifelong libdem and that’s what libdems are born to do – write,talk, spit about non libdem US presidents. You are doing what you were born to do. So don’t stop.

    • “You are a lifelong libdem and that’s what libdems are born to do – write,talk, spit about non libdem US presidents. You are doing what you were born to do. So don’t stop.”

      Indeed, because somebody out there has to tell the truth now and then.

  3. Thanks Patrick for correcting Lou again- Diana- thanks for comments-spot on also
    Lou needs some counterweight as he is so slanted to the left
    I enjoy reading that viewpoint but know the truth is always somewhere in the middle.

  4. Louis, I – Diana – did not comment that about Steve on May 24 at 8:08pm. How did that happen? Who’s hacking in to your blog I wonder…

    • Diana….From what I’ve read of you past posts it didn’t read like your style. I was wondering the same thing as you.

    • If thats the case, then maybe that isn’t the only one. There are several.

      I would there would be something in place to not allow 2 responders of the same name.

  5. Hacking…You all comment here. You know the requisite is typing in a name and an email address, which doesn’t even have to exist. Observe. I’ll sign this one Charles Dickens.

  6. Diana on May 25, 2017 at 9:09 am said:
    Louis, I – Diana – did not comment that about Steve on May 24 at 8:08pm. How did that happen? Who’s hacking in to your blog I wonder…
    end quote

    From the lack of response I now have to assume you did make the remarks in ‘let them eat cake’.

  7. Sorry my post started dicusssion that went so nasty
    Not my intent at all
    But I always ignore comments that use vulgarity

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