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After the Bikes

It’s quiet.  Almost too quiet. The roar of the last motorcycle leaving the island is fading away as it heads up US1.  The town feels a little empty now.  We put away our black leather outfits that only get worn once a year.  We are grateful for Poker Run. ...

You can see Cuba from here!

Here in Key West we are Foreign affairs experts!  We get a thousand cruise ships a year coming and going from all over the world, with people from other countries that are heads of staterooms.  On a clear day, with really, really good binoculars, you can almost make...

Hurricanes, lipstick & chocolate

Hurricane Ike brushed by and spared us! Whew! That was a close one.  We did not evacuate, we watched the reports and computer models and made the decision to ride it out.  We cooked and ate and hunkered down for a couple of days.  Key West experienced 40-50 mile an...

Y-Ike!

Hurricane Ike has been steamrolling towards Key West as a Cat 4.  All tourists were evacuated Saturday and mandatory resident evacuation has been ordered starting today, Sunday 8am.  Check out www.realtraffic.com to see the traffic on US1 out of the Keys.  Last time I...

Hurricane Palin

Compared to the storm at the RNC with the GOP, the tropics are looking good! And if the tropics are looking good to you then you must be one of those people with the extra gene that helps you see reality different than the rest of us.  Enjoy the bliss! The cone of...
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