Thursday, July 4, 2019

Key West, Our Future Home

By Ernest Disney-Britton
It's 4th of July, and finally time for a Fireworks party in Key West given by the parents of our realtor Reagan Butler. It took six hours in heavy traffic to get here. We stayed on Duval Street, in the heart of the entertainment district, not by choice but by necessity as it was the only room available on July 4th. The room was clean, the air conditioner was adequate, and in contrast to last night's dream sleep on a Casper mattress at Dave's house, this mattress only slightly bearable. It was hot. Seriously, it was like breathing fire, but locals didn't seem to notice while I withered and melted. We made our three key stops: Kermit's Key Lime pie, Alexander's Guesthouse for the cocktail hour, and a drag bar on Duval Street with unexpected discoveries. My foot is throbbing. It's time for ice and sleep.