RG Son’s Week Off

My son does a fair amount of writing of his own, so I thought I’d share his take on a recent visit to the land of all things “southernmost.”

The Southernmost Tourist Line
by RG Son

I took a little trip down to South Florida a few weeks ago to visit my mom who resides on “The Rock,” aka somewhere along Route 1 in the Keys. I flew into Lauderdale, and having never been all the way south, she suggested we start our trip in Key West. A short four-hour journey down was a great time to catch up on all things life, and by the time we got to KW we were both excited to take in some relaxing warmth via beaches and booze.

Like traveling anywhere in the Keys, you have to drive over a number of bridges to hop from rock to rock. Going to Key West, however, means you get to travel over the 7 Mile Bridge. Supposedly there is a 7 Mile Bridge run every year…it’s now on my bucket list…




Southernmost Life

Key West, of course, is located in Monroe County, the southernmost county in the United States. Thus, everything down there is the southernmost of its kind.

The Southernmost Queen Anne windows


The truly Southernmost House


The southernmost bar


The southernmost slot machine on a porch


The southernmost fresh squeezed OJ


The southernmost delicious eggs benny


The southernmost mile marker…and likely the southernmost Bockfest t-shirt


My favorite though, is the southernmost point. A mere 90 miles from Castro’s cigars, people stand in what I have dubbed the southernmost tourist line to take a picture at the southernmost monument.


Or they do what I did, sit on the wall in front and get a picture with someone else’s family behind you…southernmost jackass? Maybe….


The southernmost little boy with his mama! Love You!







15 responses to “RG Son’s Week Off”

  1. Shannon Avatar

    Whoa – you actually posted a picture?! Looks great and I hope you had a fabulous time with RG Son!

  2. savannah Avatar

    MARVELOUS, sugarpies! absolutely marvelous. xoxoxo

  3. Restaurant Gal Avatar
    Restaurant Gal

    Shannon–Ha! Nah, just some random stand-in southernmost stranger 🙂

    Savannah–It was definitely a marvelous time!

  4. Kim Ayres Avatar

    Great looking pair of Souternmost strangers in the last pic 🙂

  5. L Avatar

    what a beautiful proud mama and her adorable son!

  6. L Avatar

    P.S. enjoyed the photos and little tour. And yes, the son is a natural writer and “image artist” with a delightful style, just like his momma (thinking about his comment on the blog “a kiss goodbye).

  7. Bob C Avatar
    Bob C

    OMG! Now I think I have to hate you. A brilliant writer in a gorgeous package! (You’ll have to re-write that for me.) Your great guy is very lucky!

  8. Restaurant Gal Avatar
    Restaurant Gal

    Kim–I know! And they were so nice to let us use their photo.

    L–You are very nice to say so. “Image artists”–I like that.

    Bob C–Haha. Why would I ever want to rewrite something that describes me as “brilliant” and “gorgeous” (and I think you exaggerate the gorgeous part–we were a tad hungover and sleep deprived from the fun, fun evening the night before)?

    And thanks to South Florida Daily Blog for the shout out. Love that you said I “revealed” myself, “finally. ” Guess I should just post a photo of me and pups on the site’s homepage, yes? Seriously, thank you, as always, for recognizing my writing–and now RG Son’s.

  9. Bob Bishopric Avatar

    Very nice to be finally able to put a face to the writing. I’m glad you and your son had such a nice day. That’s a rare treasure.

  10. Restaurant Gal Avatar
    Restaurant Gal

    Bob Bishopric–It was a great day that continued for several more throughout the Keys and back in Lauderdale. I am very lucky to have two wonderful kids.

  11. Craig Avatar

    JT…it’s good to hear from you…and my favorite pics is with you and the B-terriers.

  12. joeinvegas Avatar

    Finally, all of you in pictures – kind of how I imagined. Thanks.
    Nice looking boy..

  13. Jean Avatar

    What a cutie! I mean, what a pair of cuties!!! Have a lovely holiday and thanks for another year of stellar prose.

  14. gabrielle Avatar

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, RG. He has a way with words too.

  15. AStafford Avatar

    Ummm….Nice post; just wondering what the good folks in Hawaii might think of it, though. You might want to visit the southernmost anything in the U.S. some time. It would be the county of Hawai’i, in the state of Hawai’i, which is, contrary to what some birthers believe, actually part of the United States.