Dinner with Strangers: Seattle, 1985

Next week we will be on an Alaskan cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice and we will end our cruise in Seattle. I thought I’d share the story of the first time I was in Seattle. FKGuy and I recently had brunch with strangers, and while I was sure that was the first time we had . . . → Read More: Dinner with Strangers: Seattle, 1985

Taco Express, Key West

First of all, apologies for no photos, but my phone had a meltdown and needed to be reset. And I have lost all of my photos in the process. So you will have to get to Taco Express and check them out for yourselves. I thought the tacos looked good at Taste of Key West, . . . → Read More: Taco Express, Key West

Cruise Line Drink Packages: Are They Worth It?

Relaxing with a cool beverage is always a good idea.

Is it worthwhile to spend upwards of $50/day per person on cruise line drink packages? As my father likes to say, “it depends.” Each line has their own pricing and rules as to what is included in the packages. I’ve pulled together a brief overview . . . → Read More: Cruise Line Drink Packages: Are They Worth It?

Global Entry: What is it? Should I get it?

Have you ever gone to the airport and wondered why people get special treatment and get to go through (usually) shorter, TSA Pre-Check lines? Or have you seen someone zoom around a snaking line of people waiting for customs, only to exit within seconds? Well, you can be that person. Here are a few tidbits about . . . → Read More: Global Entry: What is it? Should I get it?

Fish Out of Water (Why I don’t do fishing tournaments)

The guys from Finster, ready to catch some sailfish.

I live in an environment where fishing tournaments happen all the time, yet I seem to have known nothing about them, until recently. Last week, FKGuy and I went to the kickoff party for the sailfish tournament, Quest for the Crest. In addition to the impressive array . . . → Read More: Fish Out of Water (Why I don’t do fishing tournaments)

Prime Steakhouse, Key West

Prime Steakhouse.

A friend of ours has been trying to get us to go to Prime Steakhouse for years. For a number of reasons (one of which is that I am lazy and it is a fairly long walk from my house), we had not gotten there until last week. I’m glad we finally . . . → Read More: Prime Steakhouse, Key West

Meeting the Family

Circa 1982. When, apparently, the only thing we had to wear was velour. The guy with the gun is on the right.

I was sharing this story with some friends during one of the Passover Seders, and thought you might enjoy it, too. In December of 1993, we were in college, and FKGuy spent . . . → Read More: Meeting the Family

Taste of Key West 2015

Crowds gather at the Truman Waterfront for the annual Taste of Key West.

This year marks the first that we were able to go to the annual Taste of Key West, held every April at the Truman Waterfront. Taste of Key West is a benefit to raise money for AIDS Help, and is a . . . → Read More: Taste of Key West 2015

Death By Tako, Key West

Duck confit tacos. Delish!

There’s (another) new game in town, and it is Death by Tako. It is sure to be a huge hit. I am not loving the name, because I really do not want a tortilla stuffed with meat and veggies to be the end of me. The food on the other hand, is awesome.

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Leftovers (The Dogs Love ‘Em)

These are the faces that always know when there are leftovers available.

Every holiday has its fair share of leftovers, but if my mother is cooking, you can bet there are enough leftovers to feed everyone a second, third and possibly fourth time. After a few days, however, I just can’t eat the same . . . → Read More: Leftovers (The Dogs Love ‘Em)

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