Sunday, October 01, 2006
TOP TEN REASONS I LOVE KEY WEST
REASON NUMBER 10 - ROOSTERS RULE
Key West has got to be one of the most beautiful, stimulating, colorful, soul-stirring, exhilarating, fanciful, outrageous, whimsical, boisterous, frolicking and funky towns in the United States.
Look what it did to Hemingway.
Look what it does to all those tourists and visitors who make the journey! After one visit it becomes part of you, one of your most treasured memories. Like a vivid tattoo on your soul.
That is, if you get it.
If you do "get it" then returning becomes a pilgrimage.
It is a place that is best described with photo's. I'll leave the written descriptions to those more qualified. To the poets.
Roosters, roosters everywhere you look. At first you hear them. Cock-a-doodle-do. Why do they roam free? They seem to be given free reign going everywhere and any place they want? Into bars, into restaurants, into the traffic, strutting their stuff down Duval St.
Who knows why, but they seem to own the town. There is even a place is like a haven for the sick and infirm, the unwanted fowl. You can even purchase one if you want.
Though they seem to have no master....if you ask me