Thursday, February 15, 2018

Waiheke Island is a paradise

It’s easy to escape to lovely Waiheke Island with a comfortable 30 minute ferry ride.  

This 12 x 6 mile paradise offers welcoming beaches and numerous wineries with fine locally grown libations.





Saturday, February 3, 2018

Some additional photos about the Brightline Train (January 2018)

This is a view from the road of a passing night train

BLFriend is the code for a BOGO



The two destinations




from West Palm to Ft Laud




Brightline is another way to travel from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach

The waiting area has 6-foot-long poles that connect like Tinker Toys

The look of the station is Smooth and Finnish and polished metal.

the QR code that i scanned to get on the train SHOULD have been used to generate the TWO tickets (one up and one back), which is donw at a kiosk near the entrance of the station.  Ask an attendant and they will point you in the right direction to get the ticket.

Have a look at these photos.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hellistic" is a new word coined in Fort Lauderdale

YOu can help spread a new word.  Called a "neologism," some words can be "made up" and they might gain popularity.  You can be part of the effort to spread this new word.

See the website  www.TINYURL.com/hellistic

See the Youtube Channel   www.TINYURL.com/hellisticyoutube

See the Facebook page  


The word is defined 

The cat photo is just here to catch your attention.

You can get the t-shirt at www.shop.spreadshirt.com/hellistic  

Here's how the website defines "hellistic"
"

digging deeper, getting to the bottom and then knowing there is always deeper that you can go
​"​

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Fort Lauderdale Watering Hole Closing After 5 Decades



You are looking at one of the final Happy Hours at Maguires Hill 16 three days before its final closing.  The cozy wood and stained glass bar has lasted unusually long for any business in South Florida and the Maguires family felt it was time to move on.  Employees learned of the closing the same day this photo was taken and the decision made.

The successful Restaurant People company has purchased the property and will close it completely without revealing any specific future planned for the spot.

Thus far local residents are keeping their fingers crossed that maybe there will eventually be anoher gathering place in its location.   Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village, where Maguires is located, has become a growing area of gentrification as well as it’s trend toward more of an “artsy” area.  Art and technology businesses are competing for space where once few would walk in daylight.

Maguires Hill 16, 535 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-764-4453; maguireshill16.com.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Photos from 1992 -- 500 years later -- San Salvador, the (perhaps) point of landfall for Columbus in 1492

Some photos from 1992

The video was grainy, but here are some screenshots.
"¡Tierra!"

There's a reenactment
down there
1992

At the airport

Landfall

The reenactment
at a beach on San Salvador

Richard was the "designated
consumer" and he found
a nice graphic
documentary in 1948







Here is a screenshot from a 1948 documentary...





To see clearer photos, look at San Salvador 2012 (a private video)










Friday, January 15, 2016