Friday, May 9, 2008

The Sunday Drive


It was a beautiful day on Sunday and I thought I would take a drive around the area to see what was going on. I started in Sun Valley and immediately noticed what appeared to be a giant clam emerging from the earth. They say it's going to be the outdoor musical amphitheater. Very impressive, if you like shellfish with your outdoor symphonies. Further down the road in Ketchum, I saw a sight that I hadn't seen in years. It was the old Louie's Pizza Restaurant building on a corner across from the Panda Restaurant down the block from Atkinsons'. Someone should restore that building and start making pizzas again. Everybody used to go there on family night out. Speaking of pizzas, A.J. McClain is going to try his luck at that location next to Whiskey Jacques where the last tenant, Rowdy's, gave up. I hope McClain's makes a go of it—he's such a good guy, but talk about a revolving door. The new bank behind Starbucks on Sun Valley Road is coming along quite nicely—can't have enough of them, you know. There's more business suites going up in West Ketchum and a few luxury condos well underway. It makes my heart warm.

There's a lot of construction and changes going on, but what stood out to me was where were all the people? I forgot. It's slack. We really do have one. Hey, ask any taxi driver—they know. Hey, they know everything. They told me everyone's gone to Mexico or Europe on vacation. Isn't that nice.

And, what are the rest of us doing? We're waiting for our rebate checks from Bush. It's going to change our lives. I can't wait. Change is good, isn't it? I mean, just look around. It's spring, the time for change. We all need a change. I'll just settle for some change to buy some gas since I decided to go on these Sunday drives.

I was going to continue on to Hailey, but, you know, there's that gas thing. Maybe next Sunday I'll just stay overnight down south and wait for something to change.

Nice talking to you ...

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