Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Parrotdise Is Gone

The rumor mill is spreading like wildfire and saying this cheerful restaurant on Little Torch Key has been repossessed by the bank. Not so said an employee saying the restaurant was closed Tuesday night for a private party. I like the place and hope the rumors are crap, but that happy outcome seems less and less likely.

Parrotdise Essay

I was advised this evening that employees were only told Tuesday morning that the restaurant was done. No one seems to know, or isn't telling, what went wrong with this popular restaurant's accounts. Blame the workers as usual, I suppose, never management!

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Snapper Creek Rest Area Florida's Turnpike

Every fifty miles or so they have these rest areas on the turnpike across the middle of the state.

Snapper Creek is at Mile 19 which is nineteen miles north of Florida City, the southern terminus of the pay route. Until now it had been a crappy place to stop and stretch your dog's legs.

But they have refurbished the place and, bless their hearts, they have included a fabulous little dog park.

It's securely fenced and nicely equipped:

Cheyenne approved.

Press the button and fresh cool water bubbles up. Nice!

They have other facilities here, besides reasonably priced gas and an inconvenience store.

I like the dog park.

It was hot and the freshly planted saplings threw very little shade but Cheyenne likes to smell where other dogs have been.

She rooted around for a while.

I marveled at the thoughtfulness of whoever decided to offer this space for the dogs in this narrow and most urban of rest areas.

I know that in rural areas some rest areas encompass acres with massive dog walk areas but for a place that used to offer nothing at all this is a massive improvement. Great stuff.

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