Even Bootsie our boat kitty has made friends down here in KW - Binkus from our next door neighbors' boat Muircu is a wonderfully sneaky little black cat who constantly lies in wait for us to leave our door open so she can sneak aboard and party with Bootsie. Sometimes she hides under our kayaks or behind a hatch on Muircu waiting for her chance.
Well the weather finally seems to have taken a turn for the better down here - it's getting sunnier and warmer by the day!! Doug and I took advantage of it the other day to take a long walk along the ocean and then hit downtown.
I'm not sure I've ever seen better costumes or that much green - roads were closed off to sport beer pong venues (now we're talking!!!)
As you've read in our blogs before, the Green Parrot has just some amazing music and this past week was no exception - the group Entrain from Martha's Vineyard played for a couple nights. They are probably one of the best bands we've seen since being down here in KW and that's really saying something!! They are known for their drum playing as all of the band members play drums and there were four sets up on a really small stage including bongos!!! Entrain at the Green Parrot
But they are way more than just drums too - they have an amazing alto (or tenor?) sax player and great vocals!!! The Sax PlayerThe dock gang all descended on the Parrot for sound check and left wanting more!!!
We awoke the next morning to torrential rain and a radar that showed a band of showers that would last until the next week - or so it seemed. Lucky for us, it started to let up by about 2:00 and we were off with Brett and Jill to Finnegan's Wake (a primo Irish bar in town) sporting our green!!! There we met up with Scott and several friends of his from New Hampshire (Marsha and Al) who had actually been at our bon voyage party back in August 2008 - small world!!!
jugglers and every kind of street musician known to man all out joining the festivities. After listening to the Irish band at Finnegan's (who come down every year from Toronto), it was time to wander over to Duval Street (via Guy Harveys of course) to people watch and then head back to the Parrot for another evening of Entrain!! Marsha and Al joined us on our trek and got right into the spirit of the day!!!
or snug in mom's backpack
- everyone was out on the town enjoying a wee bit of the Irish!!!
Needing sustenance to keep the day going, after being joined at the Parrot by the rest of the dock gang, we headed to Bobalu's for pizza and more beer where we saw more great costumes and green dyed pooches!!
And then it was on to the Sunset Pier to see Scott again!!!
and Jill even got to dance with a boy (usually she gets hit on by the local girls!!!!)
Thursday should have been a day of rest but let's face it, it's March Madness BABY!!! We watched lots of basketball all day - now I have to ask you who picked Murray State and Ohio???? Obviously not me but I'm not out of it yet!!! Last night a bunch of us got together on Bob and Nancy's boat Sun Luver for a Bahamas teach in - we wound up planning a trip to the Dry Tortugas for later this month as well - yeehaa!!! Today is more b-ball and boat chores - guess even we need to take a break sometime - nah!!! Bill Blue is back at the Parrot on Sunday for sound check so I guess you know where we'll be!!! Hopefully we'll get to take Gypsies out this weekend and then Bob and Stephanie from September Song are back in Key West next week - let the party continue!!!! Can't wait to see you guys!!!