A gem of a book by Jon Breakfield is what this is.
What would you do if you were on holiday and your better half said ‘Let’s not go back’? Would you stay? Would you stay if staying meant giving up everything back home in the UK to live on the backwater island of Key West, Florida? Come with me to this oddball, bacchanalian corner of the world where anything goes, the closest major city is Havana and where my wife and I lead an eye-popping, adventure-filled life until it is all ripped asunder by a catastrophic hurricane. KEY WEST: Tequila, a Pinch of Salt and a Quirky Slice of America is a lyrical portrait of a couple from the UK integrating themselves on a startlingly picturesque, joyously wacky island that is more Caribbean than it is American. More neurotic than it is sane. More corrupt than it is law-abiding. And more prone to hurricanes than it should be. This book is a celebration of life, love and adventure—an enchanting account of a couple who weren’t afraid to jump off the hamster wheel and have a go at a dream.
It’s an honest look at a quirky island that puts you right in the scenes and right next to the “characters” of Key West. A very pleasant and engaging story about Jon and his wife who do what many of us, especially Parrotheads, would love to do – just ditch it all and live on Key West.
As many of you know my wife and I ditched it all and moved onto a boat, so I just had to get this book. I was not disappointed.