Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Tag Archives: Quito

The Sting

On the surface, the trio behaved just like the usual American tourists. They were staying at the Hotel Colon and each evening, after drinks in the hotel, would walk the … Continue reading

June 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

El Pub Inglese

“To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” The Simpsons. – El Pub Inglese was not my first venture into the alluring world of gastronomy in … Continue reading

May 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Wildcatter Club, Quito

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” —Abraham Lincoln As a new partner and manager without restaurateur experience, I had a lot to … Continue reading

April 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Wildcatter Club

Almost half a century ago, forty-seven years to be exact, I became the owner of a bar in Ecuador. Life in South America was a thrilling place to be and … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 5 Comments
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