Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Bahama Village

Banana leaves: that's how you know this town is on the hot end of the spectrum because, yes we have bananas growing wild. 
And then I caught a glimpse of the traveler palms, supposedly a source of water in those thick  stems for dehydrated travelers. Apparently the water is black and stinky. But if you are thirsty better  than nothing. 
Aronovitz Lane is named for a federal judge with some tenuous connection to Key West...but despite being a  Conch and graduating Key West High, he actually practiced in Miami. Nowadays he has a lane and a courthouse named for him.
Key West, where your car is larger than your house:
We have more than banana or traveler palms growing outdoors:

Bicycles at the Green Parrot, the first and last bar on US One.
Buyer beware! Parking issues for sale. Pretty much all over Key West parking is an issue.
This yard on Mickens Lane has a keep out sign in the distance. I wondered if wandering the yard would be okay as long as you kept out of the house.

Fixer upper sold. I wonder how much you get for a house with broken windows and many repairs. Doesn't bear thinking about in a town where an affordable home costs a quarter of a million.
Mickens at Angela Street.
A  few cars lined up...like I said  parking is a an issue in this tiny town.
I sued to own one of these with all touring gear. It was a great bike which I bought used in Ft Myers when I lived there and rode across country to California when I decided to move back. A problem free ride.
New suspension street side:
Weird signs as usual:

4 comments:

Native Floridian said...

All your parking troubles talk has me thinking. Other countries have special small car categories. Europe has "quadracycles." Here's one that just went on sale, the Microlino: https://youtu.be/-n-pzXefQW8 There's a weight limit of like 1150lbs and max power of 15Kw, which in Microlino's case gives 56mph. See how it's designed to pull straight into the curb with the door opening toward the sidewalk? Nifty use of space. Bermuda has strict limits on a car's exterior dimensions. In Japan over 1/3 of cars sold are "Kei cars." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei_car Key West just seems perfect for these sorts of things.

Anonymous said...

evidence you are getting back to your 'ol self ;-)

El Diente said...

Hi, I was lucky enough to spend a week in Key West back in December (the weather was a definite improvement over England) what a great place to live! I did notice the parking problem - I left the hire car parked at the hotel & got the bus each day into town centre. Hope you get back to full health soon!

Conchscooter said...

Every day in every way I’m getting stronger. Six days a week at the gym helps!