The best ice cream in Key West is to be found on the corner of Duval and Virginia, and of that I have no doubt.My favorite flavor is soursop, which isn't sour at all but a gentle, perfumed vanilla flavor and quite delicious. For a low calorie refreshment I go for their puckeringly tart Key Lime sorbet which was what I should have done. Instead, lacking soursop, I was forced to enjoy a mango cone.Chuck pays altogether too much attention to my utterances and he it was who suggested we escape the awful burning heat at my favorite ice cream parlor.Wayne is known to complain about the heat this time of year but he was being a good soldier and acted as though he was as frisky as a lamb in spring. Ice cream helped.I like the Harley Road King with it's big bags and armchair ride. At $15,000 for a well used one I will probably never own one, and frankly I prefer the ease of use and traditional looks of the Bonneville but I would like to own a Road King before I die. Looking silly on a bicycle is not on my bucket list.It is time for summer fun in Key West when youngsters do what youngsters do across the Northern Hemisphere this time of year. Get a sunburn and embarrass themselves with the opposite gender.
Smathers Beach is bathing headquarters for impoverished youth who cannot spend the dollars to enjoy the facilities of the state park at Fort Zachary.Sun sand and palms for all on Smathers Beach.It's winter when Key West comes into it's own, when the rest of the continent is snowed under, but summer is a good time to be in town as far as I'm concerned.