Caroline Street

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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!

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Caroline Street, Key West, probably 1990. I have no idea what I was stuffing in my pie hole, but I was definitely hammered.

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Not a red car!

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Many moons ago.

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I hope everyone cracked a smile and maybe even got a little chuckle out of the story. Please be safe. I’m looking forward to hugging everyone I know when we get through this hell and I’m not really a hugging guy.

12 thoughts on “Caroline Street

  1. More than a chuckle and don’t get me started on those shorts Harry 🤣🤣🤣
    Merry Christmas to you Amelia and Ruth and cheers to lots of hugs ❌⭕️

  2. Ha fun story. Hugging? Ewww. Me too. Not a fan. That’s been a real plus right now but being able to go in each other’s houses and just hang out in the kitchen counter is what I am missing. Can you imagine going into a store w/o a mask or running into a neighbor on the street and not feeling uncomfortable because they aren’t wearing a mask or travelling to stay with a dear friend for their bday, going out to eat, feeling excited cause you booked a trip outta the country? Can’t wait!

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