Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fox 61 video link

Hey, they put our video from May 15 up on google video! Check it out!

Retro bikes

Monday, May 07, 2007

A Hole in the Ground

Link to article in Palm Beach Post about folding of company that was developing condos on site of the old Rutledge Inn, our family's hotel.
Here is a shot of the old sixties style place:

Now it's a hole!
Here is the link:

And some text:
RIVIERA BEACH — The pink walls of the 1960s-era Rutledge Inn, for years the only hotel on Singer Island, fell to bulldozers last year. Owned by three generations of the Crouse family, the hotel was razed to make room for Mirasol Beach of Singer Island.
Mirasol Beach was to be an 18-story condo resplendent with spa, fitness center, library, theater, lounge and billiards. No more. Last week developer Taylor Woodrow Plc pulled the plug on the project.
"I wish we had never sold it," 77-year-old Doris Crouse said after being told of the developer's decision. "It's just like I lost my best friend."
Among the regulars during the Rutledge Inn's happier hours was Jupe Hash. She was disappointed when the hotel was demolished and is disappointed again that it has been shoveled under for nothing.
"It's just dirt now," she said.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Fox 61 ride

Last weekend we were interviewed by Fox 61 for a feature on collecting.
Jimmy and Wanda are the big bike collectors around Hartford. Here are a few shots of the ride around the capital.
The camera dude mounted a small video camera on Katie's bike and got some cool action footage.
Special will be 3 minutes long and will air sometime on the 10 o'clock news in May, with teaser ad footage during lead-in shows, perhaps American Idol. More details to come.

Cinco de Mayo was great!

We had four bands and a great party at our house.

Here is a shot of Wanda's new band, Hey Steve and The Melon Farmers.