It is almost impossible not to have a good day in Key West. Short of being hung up in a hospital bed with two broken arms and two broken legs, every day is wonderful.
My yesterday was wonderful. In some instances, special.
The day started with lunch at Lizabeth’s home. In her shaded garden. A French salad. The name escapes me. Outstanding! Salmon, anchovies, eggs, black olives, potatoes, etc.
Accompanied by wine.
Good company, good food, good wine. What more can one ask for?
I enjoy Liz and our conversations.
One problem. I am not a wine drinker. Even a good wine. I went home a bit tipsy. Straight to bed. Slept three hours.
Must mention the wine. Bellini. Lizabeth and her husband used to drink it in Venice at Harry’s Bar. Owner, the famous Giuseppe Cypriani. Inventor of the the now world famous Bellini wine.
Another Key West resident frequented Harry’s Bar. Ernest Hemingway. His primary watering hole when in Venice.
I was refreshed after the nap. Decided to go to the Back Door and Mark Watson. Intended to meet Donna and Terri. Did. And many more.
There were a ton of women. Unusual for Back Door. Turned out it was a meeting of a group from Girls’ I Know.
If it’s Girls’ I Know, it’s Mary Lou Hoover time. The founder of the organization years ago. An organization that has grown to thousands and extends beyond Key West’s borders today.
Mary Lou has her hands in many things. One several years ago. Mary Lou was Fantasy Fest Queen 2007.
Mary Lou has had a concern for suicide victims and those thinking of committing suicide. Last year, she started Out of the Darkness. A group committed to suicide awareness and prevention.
A walk is planned. An Out of the Darkness Walk. Takes place Sunday November 6. Registration begins at noon. Speakers and entertainment scheduled.
This is no small time event. It has the backing of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Walk already has several national big dollar sponsors.
Mary Lou and Charlie Waite are husband and wife. I envy them. One of Key West’s happiest couples. In love with each other!
I had enough to drink. Should have gone home after Back door. Did not. Instead joined Donna and Terri at Salty Angler. First time there for me. The ladies were going to play Trivia. Me play trivia?
Mary joined us. That completed our team. I knew next to nothing. Mary and Donna knew quite a bit.
I left before the exercise was over. I do not know where we stood in the rankings or if we won. We did come up with two special oral answers. For which we were rewarded with free shots each time.
Then home to bed. Slept well. A given after the wonderful day I had.
Enjoy your day!
“A French salad. The name escapes me.”
Sounds like she served Salade Niçoise. One of my all time favorites. Typically served with Tuna and not Salmon in France. But I imagine Salmon would work well.
A Bellini is basically sparkling wine with peaches. I don’t know any Italian that doesn’t like their peaches and wine, including me. But, to us now, with the other stuff added its just called Sangria.