|So we started hearing the local buzz about Lupita’s at 1500 Bertha since last fall. The former B’s Cuban had new tenants in Saul Cifuentes and Norma Castaneda (he from Guatemala, she from Mexico). We had not gotten around to checking it out until this past weekend.
Lupita’s was pretty full of locals for 2pm-ish on a Sunday afternoon and we were greeted by a lovely waitress who allowed us to choose our own seat.
|So obviously I’ve known for quite a while that the Blue Angels (also known simply as “The Blues”) were coming back to NAS (Naval Air Station). I was beyond thrilled because I was a few months shy of moving here when they last performed and never before saw them. The Blue Angels is the flight demonstration squadron for the US Navy and travel across the country. However, with Pentagon spending cuts, The Blues canceled most of their shows in April and May (so far). NAS and The Keys were spared from cancellation and we were grateful.
A couple months ago at my Rotary meeting, we had the pleasure of hearing about The Blues from NAS Captain Commanding Officer Patrick “Sparky” LaFere. Let’s just say my excitement was building. He went on to say that there would be a tribute to aerobatic pilot Freddy Cabanas, who died suddenly this year flying over Cozumel. 🙁
Since the company for which I work was a sponsor, The Handsome Captain™ and I enjoyed a couple VIP passes. After seeing the crowd, I’m not ashamed to say I was TRES thankful for those passes.