Just For Fun Category
I just discovered a neat website for joggers. It’s called Map My Run , and it offers jogging routes throughout the US. I googled it for routes in Hollywood FL, especially ones that offered water views, and it gave me different lengths of runs, complete with maps and description. Go to MapMyRun.com
Let us know which routes you liked best. Personally, I love to run the Hollywood Broadwalk up to Dania and back, but if you prefer a loop, check out the website, and let me know what you think.
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Who hasn’t pictured themselves mouthing those words, as millions looked on, anxiety mounting as the theme song tic-tocked out the seconds? The fantasy became reality for the chosen few who stood out above the thousands, yes thousands, that came to try out this morning at Gulfstream Park.The long line of hopefuls slowly snaked up the stairs and hallways of Gulfstream, having attracted young and old, to take the 10-question quiz, and then to try their hand at the actual game.Of course, watching from the comfort of your living room sofa, you’re not only a match for Ken Jennings, you’re amazingly agile on the button as the answers magically flow. When you’re on the set, or even a mini studio replica reproduced on the second floor of the casino, your brain goes into some kind of surreal freeze. At least mine did, as the host, not Alex but Jon, a member of the clues team, called my name and asked me to choose my category. My moment in the sun, and I got to choose my best category, “books and authors” and did I go for $1000: no, cowardly, I went for $200, where the Dickens clue required the response: who, or what, is Scrooge. I barely managed to shout “scrooge” into the microphone, not even certain of what I was saying, or even what question I was supposed to be answering.The next question had me repeatedly pressing the handheld buzzer like mad, to no avail, as another contestant apparently beat me to it. Personally, I think it was a technical malfunction, and I should have had that question. Funny, I can’t even remember what it was, even though this all took place about an hour ago.I think I’ll go back to TV Jeopardy, where I’m first on the buzzer and never have to lose points for wrong answers.
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On my return from an exhilarating bike ride that included the Hollywood Boardwalk, I reflected on what an amazing asset the boardwalk is, and the rich cultural life we have in South Florida. The mix of languages and ethnicities, the beach/urban environment, and, of course the glorious weather, combine to make this a great place to live. I biked past all the vendors and exhibitors setting up for the Latin Festival that is taking place today, from noon to 8:00 pm.
So, if you’re looking for something to do, it’s not too late to get out there and enjoy Latin music, food and fun. See you there!
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Never really thought I was a cruise-type person (if there is such a thing). But I’ve discovered the ease and simplicity of a cruise vacation, in our post 9/11 world, especially when you live in South Florida. It begins with arrivals and continues through to departures: no airport stress, in fact driving and finding parking right at the ship terminal couldn’t be easier. You can be setting sail on a 14-day odyssey, or a 3-day outing, like the Labor Day weekend I recently cruised with my family. The wonderful cruise photos you see here were taken by our new friend, Bob, who was kind enough to email these photos the same day we returned from our cruise. Thanks Bob!
The best part of cruising for me: not the food, not the places you visit, but the chance to disconnect along with your fellow travelers; everyone from young to old gets to spend the time as they choose. And you don’t have to put on weight!
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