Evidently there was a strong Pizza making theme with the crew of the Motel -- and many of them worked late at their job making/delivering Pizzas. Well, where do you hang out after work...when after work means after midnight usually? The answer: Denny's! No ID's, no 2 drink minimum, and almost no drunks hitting on you! And what made Denny's better was that we had a custom waiter that was always there....MIKEY! He was a great waiter. He took care of us, even if all we did was come in and order 5 coffee's and a coke. The occasional sugar packet fight didn't seem to bother him at all. Probably because he new we would clean up the mess.
We met many members of the Motel West at Denny's. That was the neutral location that we always chose to have people meet us F2F (Face to Face). Some people jumped in and said hello...and I'm sure some people walked in...saw us...and ordered a coffee to go. Oh well, their loss. Denny's became the virtual extension of the BBS -- or I guess it would be better to say that the Motel West became the virtual extension of the nights of coffee at Denny's. What happened at Denny's usually appeared on the BBS later...and things that happened on the BBS were usually argued in detail at Denny's.
Could it have been Village Inn, or someplace else? Possibly...but Village Inn didn't have Mikey. And visits to Denny's when Mikey wasn't there were not always the best. Some waitresses did not quite understand our group...and were a little hesitant. But hey, who wouldn't be with our group... So here's to Denny's the virtual next door neighboor to the Motel West.