SEAT Breakfast at The Home Plate, Patagonia, Arizona

August 2006

     You asked for it and so we did it - the first SEAT breakfast.  Based on the survey on the SEAT web site, many of you wanted to do a breakfast ride in the hot summer months.  Turns out the August ride in the morning was beautiful.  Plan on breakfast next July and August.  We used to keep July open for Mount Lemmon…cross your fingers a large restaurant opens back up in Summerhaven. 

      Mike the owner of The Home Plate knows several SEAT members and knew what to expect.  He put a Private Party sign at the entrance and opened the back room.  He really did take good care of us.  We took pretty good care of him too with a nice turn out for the first ever breakfast.

     After breakfast for those of us going east, the rain became an issue for a bit.  About an hour’s wait at the old gas station in Sonoita and the rain passed to the south of us.  Lots of lightening and some major rain along the US/Mexico border.  This time of year you can expect 1 or 2 inches of rain per hour storms in the afternoon.  Dangerous!

     Brings up stories about riding in the rain and the age old question, “Which is the best rain gear?”  Hopefully you brought yours!

     Next month we go back the lunch schedule, starting with the Longhorn Grill at Arivica Junction.  If all goes well, they will block off the front of the restaurant, and we can get an awesome group shot under the Longhorns.  Park under the horns when you get there.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

     Member’s present:  Martin & Julie Coll, Dave Delie, Mike & Dawn Garden, Paul Godwin, Harb Lill, Mike LoGalbo, Menachem Lorber, Al Maurine & son Drew, Mick McKinnon, Ed & Tish Mealy, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten, George & Cathy Mortimer, Steve Mossholder, Bob & Marianne Muller, Bob Ordway, Thomas & Artie Palmer, Alan Payne, Ron Pelton, Pascal Quintero, Bryan Seneviratne, Ron Shaffer, Butch Smith & Bev Grosh, Alan Speert, Stan Thibaut, Pat Walsh, Jim Widner, John Wilson and new members David Engle and Bret & Fiona Austin.  Guests:  Ric Quintero (Pascal’s father), David Gutfahr, Larry Teixeira, Dave Owens.

The Home Plate Restaurant in Patagonia Moves! 

     Right after we enjoyed our first ever breakfast at The Home Plate Restaurant, Mike the owner has moved lock, stock and barrel down the road a couple of hundred yards.  Seems Mike wanted more room and the Stage Stop Hotel wanted a new restaurant, so they got together and voila, The Home Plate Restaurant is now located in the Stage Stop Hotel.

     Mike knows about the Stage Stop Restaurant’s reputation and is confident that with his staff and his problem.  That’s good news.  Mike took good care of us at the old café, I’m looking forward to lunching with him at the new café.  Look for a lunch in Patagonia in the next couple of months. 


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