Just like back in the day at Fins A Mexican Eatery, every Friday is Jimmy Buffett Day for me. Out of twenty-two Buffett CD’s in my library I select five and play them on shuffle. Lately Havana Daydreamin’ has always been in the mix. What a terrific album full of awesome songs. Every time Woman Going Crazy On Caroline Street comes on, I flashback to my one and only trip to Key West.
Many moons ago I dated a flight attendant. She worked for Continental Airlines and was based in Houston, and of course she was blonde.
We took a trip to Key West. She knew the crew on the flight from Houston to Miami. The first class cabin was not full so we got upgraded. I have no doubt I looked and acted like a guy that had never flown first class.
We were both excited about the drive from Miami to Key West on the Overseas Highway. We reserved a convertible from Avis. When we got to the lot they had a red convertible waiting for us. I would not get into the car because it was red! Of course, she thought I was ridiculous, and she was even a little pissed. Apparently, she either hadn’t seen or wasn’t a fan of Kurt Russell’s greatest movie, the 1980 classic, Used Cars. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the official trailer.
There’s a character named Jeff who will absolutely not get in a red car, because it’s bad luck.
Key West was a blurry blast. We hit all the tourist spots, took part in the sunset ritual at Mallory Square, and most importantly, we found Caroline Street!