So, my two daughters arrived in Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday, a trip planned in December, so we could all, but not Keith cause, you know, it's up high, go to Dinner in the Sky.
The timing of their arrival was a blessing and we decided to celebrate Keith's life by having dinner as close to him as possible, 150 feet in the air.
I can tell you now that was the best thing we could have done. It was a perfect evening of awe, dining, laughing a lot and making new friends.
Sitting next to me was Thierry Blouet and his lovely, charming wife (who is now my BFF). Thierry, for those not in the know, is the owner and chef of one of Vallarta's best and most famous restaurants, Cafe des Artiste.
My daughter Tracey, who is petrified of heights, absolutely loved it. There is no real sense of height, and when the breeze blows the gondola does not move a bit. No swaying. The temperature above was perfect and the food was creative and excellent. The staff is outstanding, standing in the center tethered to the ceiling and we cheered, dined and laughed the entire evening. Mostly Mexicans but we did meet a young (26) gay couple from Canada with whom we laughed a lot in the lounge before boarding.
If you can swing the 3,500 pesos, this is an event you will fondly remember for the rest of your life. Not a hitch, not a glitch.
We all toasted Keith, and we know he was still saying "Another place you will never find me if I am missing."
Our sincere condolences go out to Sid in the passing of his beautiful husband, Keith May.
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