The Siberian Express has left the Key West station. Hopefully not to return this year.
Last night was not one to go out. Cold!!! I did.
The temperature will return today to 76 degrees.
Supposedly Jenna and I were to meet at Tavern ‘n Town at 7:30. I got there at 7:20 and waited till 8:45 when I reached her on her cell phone. She thought it was for 7 and left at 7:15 thinking i had forgotten. How could I forget an evening with Jenna?
I said I would drive into town and pick her up. We would go to the Hot Tin Roof. I drove home first to get a jacket. I had gone out with only a sweater. I parked in the Marriott parking garage and had all of 50 feet to walk to the entrance. However the walk to the Hot Tin Roof would be longer from where I would park.
I hurried home to get my trusty leather jacket. A 15 minute trip. It was just after 8. I thought why hurry downtown and then walk in the cold to Hot Tin Roof. I called Jenna and told her we would not be going out and why. She understood.
I ate oatmeal and watched TV. My exciting saturday night in Key West.
I have never seen Tavern ‘n Town as crowded as it was last night. Another sign the season is in full swing. The bar was four deep. The wait for a table an hour.
My time at the Marriott was enjoyable. Met Audette and Darrell from Atlanta. They had just arrived for the weekend at the Marriott. We had a nice chat. Darrell attended Syracuse, also. When they were early married, they lived together in Syracuse while Darrell was going to school.
Audette proudly told me about their daughter Erika who lives in Chicago. She does a blog, also. A food blog.
I suggested some places to go. One was La Te Da after 10. Told them about Debra and Patrick. They were going to try it last night.
Some quick observations.
Forty eight years ago this month, David Wolkowski started building the Pier House Motel. The beginning of what today is The Pier House, one of Key West’s premier venues.
There is a cohabitation law in Florida. Has been on the books for decades. Two unmarried people cannot cohabit. A misdemeanor. A bill was introduced this week in the Florida Senate to repeal the law. You would think it would pass in a rush. Not so. Florida is ultra conservative. The bill was before the Senate in 2011 and failed to pass.
Gasoline has risen in price 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks. Still cheaper than last year. However the upward creep worries me.
The media was talking yesterday about the three American girls who have gone to Turkey and will soon enter Syria. Two are 15 and the third 17. Their goal is to marry ISIS fighters. What is the attraction? What is the motivation?
Yesterday was D-Day for Greece and the Eurounion. One had to blink. The Eurounion did. The Eurounion extended the euro loan for four months. They had no choice at the end. If Greece walked away from the table, all Europe would enter one of the largest recessions ever.
I am curious as to what happens in four months. In the end, Greece cannot lose. The recession hangs over the Eurounion’s head.
Syracuse/Pitt today at noon. I hope I can get it on my home TV. Syracuse a 4 point favorite. Pitt beat Syracuse earlier in the season.
Enjoy your day!