Fitzgerald’s Fends Off Fay in Bonita Springs
Have you met Fay? Not to be confused with Jenna Faye, cheerleader extraordinare and Bonita Springs resident. The city has been abuzz with Fay happenings. She’s a storm but not a bad one at all. All the Bonitians have taken precautions but most are just looking for the day off and have their coolers full of brewskies. Priorities, priorities.
This evening, Al Gorithm and I collected real estate signs, checked my listings and my parents house. We then looked for a place to eat. Coconut Point totally bailed on us. Closed. Locked up tight. We ended up going back down 41 over Imperial River Bridge, hung a left on Bonita Beach Road and swung into Fitzgerald’s just east of Aroyal Road. It’s right in front of Ace Hardware. The were open and the joint was full of people filling up on pub grub, bangers and brew.
When Campbell, the owner, walked by we thanked him for staying open. He said in the sweetest brogue, "Are you kidding me darlin', this is a party. If the roof is on tomorrow, we’re open at 11 for people to find a pint". So there you have it. The majority of restaurants may be closed tomorrow but Fitzgerald’s in front of Ace Hardware on Bonita Beach Road is o-p-e-n for business. I know this because they already spray painted it on the boards on the windows. If you go in tell 'em you saw this blog. I told them I’d write about it.
Here’s the rest of what is going on around Bonita Springs while Hurrican Fay plans her arrival. This photo was at about 4:00 by Imperial Harbor 55+ Community in Bonita Springs on Old US 41 Road. Just a drizzle.
This is one of the first rain bands that cycled through...
Around 8:00 p.m. Heavier bands of rain came in.
Fitzgerald's serves their customers first and boards up at 9:00 p.m.
On the way home we stop to top off the fuel. Just then, and Evans Oil truck is backing in to fill the station tanks.
Tomorrow, hopefully business might get back to normal. Most of my programs and services are web based and the local servers get shut down. I have a great listing that needs buckled up in Stoneybrook and a purchase offer in Rapallo.
We never miss a beat. It's just a little wind and water. Heck, I wrote, presented and had two contracts accepted *during* Charlie.
More photos to come tomorrow morning!
Update: Fabulous Radar to Track The Storm: