March 25, 2015
Kathy & George
Landon & Laura
Bone Island Variety
There is always something interesting happening in Key West.
This month was highlighted by two very different examples of fun, yet different
types of activities that we participated in. One was a wonderful new production
by our friends at On the Rock Productions at the old Eaton Street (now Key West)
Theater called the Bone Island Variety Show. The second yet another version of
the FKCC Sprint Triathlon which Kathy had been busy training for again.
The Bone Island Variety show is the Key West version of the
tonight show and I invited my friends Kali and Effie to attend because I
thought they should meet as Kali is a fairly recent transplant to Key West and
is looking to meet fun and interesting people and Effie certainly fits that
Effie & Kali
The show was a variety show that featured an emcee, the
funny and talented Landon Bradbury who served as host for a variety of local entertainment
who would perform and then join Landon on a couch for a brief discussion a la
the old Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Host Landon Bradbary, along with some of Key
West’s favorite acts as well as some surprising newcomers, offered up sketches,
comedy, great music, artist interviews, and a whole lot of fun. Performers
included Nick Norman, MC Couscous, Joe Madaus, Laura Richardson, and QMitch.
It was a wildly funny and entertaining
evening and all the acts were great. Laura and Nick provided great musical
entertainment and Joe did a wickedly funny stand-up comedy act. Perhaps the
most amusing act was Landon simply doing a hilarious reading of actual yelp
reviews of well-known Key West restaurants. It was hysterical and the entire
night was great. Hopefully it is just the start of a new series.
The second event was the biannual FKCC
Sprint Triathlon which was held on the campus of the community college. Kathy
has been busy training for some time to get ready for the race and she was
ready to go before the sun rose on race day. I was there to support her and
take photos for the event organizers. It was just about perfect weather and a
great day for the race which featured a number of our friends.
The race started with a 600 yard open water swim in the FKCC
lagoon, followed by a 10 mile bike that began in the parking lot in front of
the pool with bikers heading through the campus and exiting onto College
Road and on to US1. One lane of US1 was closed for the event. Riders
completed 3-loops around College Road and then headed back onto campus to the
pool area to transition for the run. The final stage was 5K run that
followed the same route as the bike, except runners will run only one loop was
completed before the finish.
Kathy did great and won her age group, in fact a number of
our friends were successful in the race. We were especially inspired by our
friend George who at age 77 not only completed the race but managed a third
place finish in his group. George and his wife Judy are both wonderful role
models for Kathy & I. I must say though that anyone competing in the race
is pretty inspiring. It was just a joy to not only watch Kathy but all those
George & Judy
Kelly & Beth
George & Judy