Spoke & Steele at Le Méridien, Indianapolis, Indiana

After our 10k state capital walk in Lansing that was broken by a good lunch at Meat BBQ and completed by a drenching rain, Nancy and I dried off and refreshed. The next morning we drove down to Indianapolis for our 32nd state capital walk. My expectations for Indianapolis had been lowered by a college classmate who lives there, Susan Barrett (née Swingle). Susan made … Continue reading Spoke & Steele at Le Méridien, Indianapolis, Indiana

Where to Stay in Detroit: The Element Detroit at the Metropolitan

While Liza and family went off to New Orleans for a very long weekend, Nancy and I, freed (or deprived) of our Nanny obligations, went to … Detroit. Actually we resumed our quest to complete 10k walks in all 50 state capitals, and targeted Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. That took us to Detroit on Day 1. Lansing, of course, is the capital, but we wanted … Continue reading Where to Stay in Detroit: The Element Detroit at the Metropolitan

Havana Cabana, Key West, Florida

Nancy and I spent a day at Havana Cabana last year with our neighbors, Scott, Julie, AJ, Hudson, and their posse — they of the Great Hammons-Cole-Guy September Barbecue. (See here.) You have a posse, don’t you? Anyway, much as Nancy and I loved the Barbary Beach House where we stayed that trip –and we really loved it — we decided to stay at the … Continue reading Havana Cabana, Key West, Florida

Havana Cabana, Key West, Florida

As the sun sinks slowly in the west, we offer one more report from Key West.  Our neighbors, Scott and Julie Hammons and their son, Hudson, were in Key West for part of our stay, as was the redoubtable AJ Guy, and they invited us to spend a day at the Havana Cabana.  Scott works for DiamondRock Hospitality, and one of his projects was the … Continue reading Havana Cabana, Key West, Florida

Barbary Beach House, Key West, Florida

ANOTHER UPDATE:  What used to be the Sheraton Suites has another name change as well as another round of changes to the property.  It’s now the Margaritaville Beach House.  I hope to swing by before too awful long to see what changes have been made.  Actually, I spend all winter hopping to swing by Key West.  While I haven’t been to see for myself,  I … Continue reading Barbary Beach House, Key West, Florida