May 052017
A Tale Of Two Islands - Some Final Thoughts...

With but a few days left before I board a plane for the mainland, assuming said plane does not get shot down by a Best Korean missile or I get thrown off, I thought I’d wrap this series up with a few last opinions and review of some of the things I covered regarding Maui and […]

Mar 192017
A Tale Of Two Islands - Getting Around...

Transporting one’s self across either Key West or Maui has many an option.  In this post I’ll explore the many ways one can do said transporting, not including an actual transporter, but some more down to earth options.  Shall we begin? Let’s start with Key West. As islands go Key West is not very big. […]

Mar 012016

I’m on my third and final week at my friend’s house here in Orlando.  It’s been a relaxing stay allowing me to wind down from the bullshit I left at the trailer trash hilton.  I’ve been able to get the book published, get some semblance of cash flow, and generally just not worry too much […]

Feb 162016

5 years.  I cannot believe it.  The Fritter is 5 years old today.  When I started this thing I had no idea where I was going with it, but here we are, still going strong.  Still growing.  Still snarky as ever. Of all the things I’ve done, of all the adventures, all the trials and […]

May 132014

When you walk around Key West, as opposed to driving, you tend to get up close and personal with the island.  You see a lot more detail on foot rather than through a dirty window whizzing by.  Sometimes that’s good, sometimes, not so much.  But it is interesting if nothing else.  Take the walk from […]

Jun 302013

As you know I have been a proponent of a car free Key West.  Especially in the Old Town area where the narrow streets, throngs of tourists, and frequent events have no room for cars, trucks, and other monstrosities of the road.  Anytime I bring this up to anyone, I always hear arguments to the […]

May 302013

I’ve often mentioned how nice it is when Duval Street is closed off from vehicular traffic to accommodate special events.  Letting people walk up and down the street instead of herding them along the narrow sidewalks creates exactly the kind of atmosphere you would want from such a venue.  People seem to enjoy being able […]

May 032013

…You best make sure your dock lines are snug.  We had quite the weather system move through the Key’s yesterday.  From late morning to sunset the islands got anywhere from 4 to 7 inches of rain, depending on which weather bunny you believe.  Wind gusts hit nearly 60 mph in some places and there was […]

Apr 182013

And no, this has nothing to do with national events.  I’m letting that subject go and moving on to other things now. Chase pointed this out to me yesterday morning and I had seen it while perusing the interweb news sites.  The AAA has published it’s annual report on the cost of driving a vehicle […]

Apr 042013

After a busy last few weeks where I completed a website, an app, and yet another website, I thought I would take a day off and relax before attacking my next projects.  I got up in the morning, did my usual stuff and decided to take a nice relaxing ride around the island.  I do […]

Nov 292011
Key West is number 1...unfortunately...

The 2011 Florida Highway Safety Performance Plan is out. This report has all the details of traffic accidents in the state of Florida broken down by county, city, and various other factors ranging in dates from the years 2005 through 2009. I’ll save you a bit of time from leafing through the 128 pages of […]

Little Hamaca Park…

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Oct 062011
Little Hamaca Park...

Another little side road that gets you off the beaten path in Key West is Little Hamaca Park. Located on the north side of Key West International Airport, Little Hamaca Park is not anything spectacular but it makes for a nice little ride out of the traffic. The park itself is little more than a […]