Articles for August, 2011
|So CaptBonez and I had just bid a tearful farewell to the dog we were fostering for Florida Poodle Rescue. We took Dexter to Island City Flying Service where we met the pilot who volunteered his plane and service to take poochie to Florida Poodle Rescue in Tampa. Dexter was on his way to starting the next chapter in his doggie life and we needed to occupy our minds with something else.
As I mentioned in my Rusty Anchor review (http://prissyinparadise.com/2011/08/rusty-anchor/), this past weekend was “Free Museum Weekend”. Since we were already in the area, we stopped at East Martello. Despite Greg’s 21 years here, he had never toured.
According to the website, the fort was “designed after the nearly impregnable coastal Martello watchtowers in Italy”. Ironically, the fort never saw military action but has become a home for Keys’ memorabilia.
Can you even imagine what life must have been like in the early 20th century? How fascinating! The artists, the true bohemians…the whack-a-doos, all there. That’s the thing about Key West…it doesn’t hide it’s crazy people, they put them out there for the whole world to see!