Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hurray! The last of the bikers have left the Keys after the Poker Run of last weekend. It was music to our ears when we finally heard the last roar of the thousands of bikes that crowded A1A and just about every restaurant from Key Largo to Key West for the weekend and beyond. Unfortunately, but not surprising to anyone, really, we had a fatal accident in front of the hospital on Friday afternoon. A 70 year old rider with his 34 year old wife were hit when someone made a left hand turn at the wrong time. Now at my age, I am not about to tell anyone that 70 years old is too old to ride a motorcycle, however we did see lots of wise riders trailering their bikes down to Key West to enjoy the events without having to drive in the crazy traffic conditions on the way down the Keys that we witnessed over the weekend. Restaurants, hotels, and of course bars did a great business for the past 5 days, but I'm sure even they were glad when the last motorcycle headed north on the 18 Mile stretch. Now bring on the snowbirds! It's time, and the weather is great. It's 72 degrees out there; we opened up the doorwall! Now that's a fall event we have been waiting for.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This may have been the last pizza served at L'Attitudes Restaurant, and we had it! The Cay Club closed down three restaurants last Thursday, L'Attitudes, or the old Pizza and Pasta, Cabots, and Tropical Cafe up in Tavernier. BUT The Butterfly is still open. The Cay Club seems to be in deep financial trouble. Pridham Singh has taken over the management of Tranquility Bay, Indigo Reef and The Boat House. They say they plan to reopen the restaurants in December. I feel bad for all the employees that came down here to work, and now don't have a job. Poor Peggy, she was our favorite waitress. I'm sure she will get a job elsewhere. In the meantime, we are looking for a new pizza spot. Friday night and pizza are like The Easter Bunny and Tom Storey, it's tradition!