For most of us, this week is the first unofficial start of summer. The days in which we will soon be so hot
that we will wish it is fall or winter again. Well, maybe not!
What is summer going to look like in your life for 2015? For me, I am sure this next 3 months will fly by,
just like the last 20 months since we came to Perry. I truly believe in the saying that “Time flies when
you are having fun,” because I am having a blast as the full time operator of the Hotel Pattee and now
our Frontier Shack Dining Car in Madrid, next to the Flat Tire Lounge. I am so looking forward to seeing and serving more of our cycling friends. Those friends that we have met before and for the friends we haven’t had the chance to meet, yet. Being in Madrid on the High Trestle Trail will be allowing us such a great and new opportunity to meet so many more cyclists and trail users.
For me, cyclists are some of the best and fun customers to wait on. For the most part, they are so relaxed and love life. Let’s face it, they are doing what they love to do and often times are spending great quality time with the people they love! What else could you ask for? Well, how about some great food and drink?
The majority of cyclists I meet simple tell me that: We bike to eat, drink and be social. Of course,
exercise also fits in there too.
We are so blessed to be located right here on the Raccoon River Valley Trail, not to mention just 10
miles from the High Trestle Trail. Our cycling guests tell me time and time again, that these trails are
some of the best in the country.
Back to you and your plans for this summer. Whatever they are, I hope you have a safe and fun season.
In a perfect world, I hope you come and see us at The Hotel Pattee!
Jay Hartz, owner.