About Me (Freshwater Dave Key West)

In the spring of 1999, after my first cancer scare, and breaking off an engagement, I was completely sick and tired of how my life was going.  I was working part-time as a Caddy  at a private golf club just north of New York City, as well as in multiple stock and bond broker training programs, when I decided to move to Key West after seeing a Travel Channel show on the Florida Keys.  Really.  Greyhound, took 38 hours.

My dream of being an unemployed beach bum not working out, after being fired from Blue Heaven (because I sucked as a waiter), I found work with one of the major resorts, where they were kind enough not to fire me until 9/11, when quite a number of people were let go all over the island. Travel had ground to a halt.

After some bouncing around (working, not drinking), I found myself with one of the local catering companies, where I remained until it was sold to the folks who decided to also open the Conch Shack on Lobsterfest weekend, 2009. I transferred to the "Shack", and have helping run it ever since.

After being  bombarded with questions from tourists on a daily basis, and listening to some truly outrageous bullshit being told to them by some locals, I decided to start Freshwater Dave Key West.  It's been a lot of fun, and I've found helping people have a good time extremely satisfying.

Who knows where this will go?  What I do know is that I'm having the time of my life, and with being an online personality being a "thing" now, I'll take it as far as I can.

Wish me luck!


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