Annual Redland Riot Road Rallye 1/10/09

Annual Redland Riot Road Rallye
Scheduled For January 10

By Robert A. Burr
I want to bring you up to date on our annual road rallye event scheduled for Saturday, January 10 when we’ll be venturing through the countryside collecting goodies. Load up your car with friends and join us for a unique road rally through Miami’s bountiful countryside.
The Start
We’ll be gathering at Cauley Square, US1 at 224 Street, at 11am Saturday, January 10 to begin our adventure. Each car will receive a free map with driving directions, as well as a set of questions to answer along the way.
Here’s some updates and ideas of what to look for at each stop.
Cauley Square has some new shops, including an aquarium, a store that sells honey and a dog grooming salon. The Tea Room and the Village Chalet restaurants are offering some delicious fare for brunch.
Burr’s Berry Farm is open and the strawberries are delicious, as always. Say hello to my aunt Mary, as well as cousins Kathy and Charles, now back on the farm. The home-made strawberry jam is a great treat, not to mention the ice cream and strawberry milkshakes.
Knaus Berry Farm is baking those sticky cinnamon buns as fast as they can — and barely keeping up with the demand. They have u-pick tomatoes and strawberries out back, as well as the usual assortment of fresh baked breads, pies, cakes and brownies. The organic produce and honey is some of the best around.
The Fruit And Spice Park will be hosting their annual Redland Festival January 10 so expect a great experience when stopping there.
RF Orchids has many great orchids in bloom this season. Get a copy of their book “Robert’s Road” about the history of their family’s orchid business.
Schnebly Redland’s Winery is celebrating their new grand tasting room and visitor’s center, as well as a host of new tropical fruit wines to taste.
Robert Is Here fruit stand is teeming with wonderful seasonal goodies and exotic delicacies, plus those famous milkshakes — with live music out front and their own little zoo out back.
The Redland Hotel, our final stop on the tour, features a great new restaurant. The Redland Steakhouse offers a fine selection of appetizers and dinners, and the bar is well-stocked with libations.
The Finish
We’ll be gathering at the Redland Hotel at 5pm to find out which team has answered the most questions correctly to win the grand prize. Afterwards, you’re invited to join us for dinner at the steakhouse. To be guaranteed a reservation for dinner, call 305-246-1904.