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October 5th, 2017

Air Boat Rides, Gatorhunt Airboat Rides, Summer and Winter, Okeechobee, Florida, Summer 2017 Travel, South Florida in the Summer

Looking for a change of scenery from the beautiful Maryland and Delaware Beaches…..oh yes, it was time to see what was happening in South Florida at this time of the year; Summer 2017.  As you know the State of Florida does not empty out in the summer against popular belief.  And guess what?  Those 9 days in Palm Beach County were cooler than home.  While Southern Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland were taking in 100 degree weather, we were enjoying low 90’s and upper 80’s.  Less traffic, restaurants were open without long lines….Yes, traveling during the summer to that part of Florida was certainly very enjoyable.

Did I tell you that we did not plan much?  Winging it and seeing what adventures we could experience on a daily basis was part of the fun.

I have experienced going on an airboat through the Everglades but traveling with Dennis Smith on Gatorhunt Airboat Rides took it to a different level.

An Airboat is a flat bottom boat propelled by an aircraft-type propeller and it is powered by either an auto engine or aircraft engine.  Perfect for traveling in marshy and/or shallow waters.  We actually found Dennis online.  He is located in Okeechobee and from Singer Island, Florida it took us about an hour.  You have to travel west.  His tours are very private and affordable; 2 to 6 people.  At that time of the year it was $25 and we did leave him a tip because he delivered a great airboat tour for us.  He does have a fun personality, as well.  His telephone number is 863-763-7433.  You can check his website http://www.gatorhuntairboatrides.com. 

As you can see from the photo the airboat was small.  But what a personality Dennis had!! The first he said that the previous days he had been out and had not seen and gator sightings!! Oh, that should be our luck not to see any.  It was so quiet traveling through the marshes and so beautiful.  The actual boat is noisy.  You could use the headgear provided or just get used to the noise.

 

Then all of a sudden a sighting….a big one!!

He was checking out a small male coming into his territory.  Dennis was amazed that so quickly we were able to see one.  When it is hot, and it was, at times it is hard for them to come to the surface.

We continue looking for more creatures and we did find more.

There are plenty of airboat tours taking you through the marshes of South Florida, but this particular one was not commercialized whatsoever.  Dennis has been doing this for so many years. The water was like glass.

This next scene had me mesmerized.  It was like out of Africa.  The cattle crossing the river.  I was worried that the alligators would get them, but Dennis said that alligators know that they are too big for them. I believe Florida runs 12th in the nation in beef cow.  There are about 18,433 beef cattle ranches.  It is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. After Texas, it is the South’s main source of beef.

We continued on our journey and Dennis was going to so fast, then would slow down to give us more insight on this beautiful place.

Our tour was almost over when we noticed a little something taking a ride with us.

Totally worth it and totally unexpected.  Thanks to Dennis for making our last day in South Florida a memorable one.

 

August 30th, 2017

John Merryman, III, Husband, Father, Friend…Always will Celebrate his Life, Temple Health, Philadelphia, PA

“I have had a good life.” john merryman, III…Those were my late husband’s, John, words a few days before he passed away on August 31, 2013.  I will keep this post short as he did not want his family to dwell on his passing.  He wanted us to move forward and so we have, one foot in front of the other.  I always say that 10% is what happens to you and the rest 90% is how you react.  It does not matter how prepared we are for a loved one’s departure eternally from our side, it is still an adjustment.

Our friends mention him a lot.  He was hard to forget.  A dry sense of humor, quiet, and a true gentleman.  My good friends are always at my side.  Tomorrow they will be there, as well.  We will have dinner and remember the good times we had with him.  He was a foodie when the word was not even in the dictionary.

He loved Michael and John above all else. John is 33 and Michael is turning 30 on 9/4.  Getting together with friends was priceless.

Our friends, Annie, Cathy, and Ron he would be so thankful for all the help they have given me.

One person that he would have enjoyed immensely would have been our granddaughter, Sophia.  She is something else.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.  It’s about learning how to dance in the rain….”  So, life continues, as it should, one step at a time.

 

Note:  Close to my heart is the research currently under way at Temple Health for Pulmonary Hypertension.  If you have someone in need of help please contact Dr. Anjali Vaidya, MD, FACC, FASE, FACP, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant 215-707-7636 or write anjali.vaidya@tuhs.temple.edu.  If you would like to contribute, please contact Katie Beddis, Senior Director of Development, Medical Education and Research Building. 215-707-9459, or write Kbeddis@temple.edu.  Ask for information and mention my name, Gloria Merryman.

January 28th, 2015

Southbound? Delray Beach, Florida, Activities, Events, Dining & Shopping, The Village by The Sea, Palm Beach County, SoFlo, What’s Going On?

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I was on the phone with someone from Delray Beach, Florida.  I finally asked…how is the weather?  Well, it is a little chilly today….76 degrees!!  With that in mind and before I tell you a few of the events catching my attention in Delray Beach….it is still time to come to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and participate in the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge!!  It really is a whole week-end festival…and we really did not get any snow.  This event is for Special Olympics Delaware.  There will be a 5K Run to The Plunge, a Pooch Plunge, Ice Sculpting Demo, Restaurant Chili Contest, Polar Ice Cream Throwdown and more for all ages…..so here is your opportunity to visit Rehoboth Beach in our Second Season.  More info?  Please visit http://www.plungede.org.

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So, Delray Beach….What is Going On?

The beach in Delray is really neat.  No buildings to create shadows.  Once you park yourselves on this beach….chill out and relax!!  The water is so clear.  The beach is wide, with plenty of space for other activities.

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DELRAY BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS – Located on the corner of Atlantic and Swinton Avenues, this campus includes the Cornell Museum of Art, the Crest Theatre, the Vintage Gymnasium, the Pavilion, and the School of Creative Arts.  Plenty of events and exhibits throughout the year take place on this corner of Downtown Delray Beach.  There are art classes on going and also about to start.  If you are interested while you are snowflaking or snowbirding in Delray, please visit http://www.delrayarts.org.  Please note that The School of Creative Arts is located on the 2nd floor of the Crest Theatre.  Tel. 561-243-7922, ext. 317.

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SATURDAYS – 19TH SEASON OF THE DELRAY GREEN MARKET.  9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Location?  50 NE 2nd St. on the grounds of the Old School Square.  Early in the a.m. locals and visitors arrive to get first picks of produce, flowers, fresh seafood….and to listen to local entertainment, as well.  Please visit http://www.delraycra.org/market for more info., recipes, and to check their blog.  During festivals, the Green Market usually relocates to SE 4th Avenue, around the corner of the Green Owl Restaurant.  You won’t miss it.

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SATURDAY, 1/31 and SUNDAY, 2/1 – ARTISTS IN THE PARK – This is the longest running outdoor show in South Florida.  Sponsored by the Delray Art League, this year marks the 50th anniversary for DAL!!  Artists in the Park will be taking place this week-end at Delray Beach Center for the Arts Old School Square on the corner of Atlantic and N. Swinton Aves.  The other location is at Veterans Park on Atlantic Ave. by the Intracoastal.  The outdoor show begins at 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  For more info. and to see the schedule, please visit http://www.delrayartleague.com/dal.   Note:  A celebration marking the 50th Anniversary for DAL!!  Thursday, 2/26 Plein Air Festival.  You can apply online and get more info. at http://www.pleinairpalmbeach.com. Friday, 2/27 through Sunday, 3/1 there will be a special 3 day art festival on the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts on the corner of Atlantic & N. Swinton Aves., Saturday, 2/28 and Sunday, 3/1…Artist Within, and Sunday, 3/1, along with the Art Festival, there will be a Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel and the High School Art Contest.  Make sure you check the websites above mentioned.

SATURDAY, 1/31 – SAVOR OUR CITY – CULINARY AND HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS .  These tours are taking places in walkable neighborhoods in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach Gardens.  On Saturday a Taste of Atlantic Ave will take place.  Reservations are a must by calling 800-979-3370 or by visiting http://www.savorourcity.com.  Tour begins at 11 1.m. and takes about 3 hours.  You will walk and you will taste.

SATURDAY, 1/31 – DELRAY YACHT CRUISES – DINNER CRUISE.  IT BEGINS AT 6 P.M. UNTIL 8 P.M.  $60/person.  Please call 561-243-0686.  Touring the intracoastal northbound or southbound, Delray Beach Cruises are a great way to spend an afternoon or early evening and get to know The Village by the Sea.  Please visit http://www.delraybeachcruises.com.

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FRIDAY, 2/6, THROUGH SUNDAY, 2/8 – 16TH ANNUAL DELRAY BEACH GARLIC FEST – Gourmet food, entertainment, friendly cooking competition…the festival celebrates all things garlic.  For tickets and more info., please visit http://www.dbgarlicfest.com.

SHOPPING AND DINING IN DELRAY BEACH

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Plenty of shops up and down Atlantic Avenue and also in the Art District of Pineapple Grove which is 2nd Ave.  If you like unique handbags, made in Delray Beach, you might want to visit FURST.  It is located at 123 2nd Ave.  Tel. 561-272-6422.  Ronald Furst makes his handbags right in the shop, and he will be more than happy to explain his craft.  Handmade jewelry, as well.

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Delray Beach is a dining destination.  The majority of the restaurants offer outdoor dining or “at sidewalk dining”, as well.  So much fun to sit outside, and more so if you are arriving during the cold winter up north.

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JOSEPH’S WINE BAR & CAFE – Located at 200 N.E. 2nd Avenue #107 at City Walk.  Tel. 561-272-6100.  Website?  http://www.josephswinebar.com.  Stopping at Joseph’s on my last visit and having to tell him that my husband, John, had passed away was hard.  So many memories of sitting outside having something to eat…and John and Joseph smoking a cigar once in awhile.  He could not believe it and pictured him sitting at his favorite chair.    Inside, the restaurant is so pretty and elegant.  It’s your choice, dining indoors or al fresco.

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My friend, Cindi and I decided to have a little “happy hour” and the Mediterranean platter was our choice.  Humus, eggplant dip, tabouli, and stuffed grape leaves, along with whole wheat pita.  A little wine and a lot of friendly conversation.

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Have a great time!!

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December 21st, 2014

Destination? Delray Beach, Florida, The Holidays, Collado’s Market, Snowflaking?, Snowbirding?, South Florida, Palm Beach County

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Over the years Delray Beach, Florida, has been a destination for my family.  I might add that I visited Delray not only in the winter but throughout the year.  Easy to get to from the Mid-Atlantic States.  What first appealed to us was the fact that Delray Beach has unobstructed beaches.  The water is crystal clear and the beach…..oh, soooo wide!!

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You can tell my mind is wondering to warm places as winter begins today, Sunday, December 21st.  It’s cold but I am not tired of it yet.

Delray Beach is quaint and charm.  It is known as the Village by the Sea.  It is not a manmade town, it always was there waiting for all of us to discover it.  For many years it stayed dormant but not anymore.  It is diverse, and it does have it all…great weather, shops, restaurants, artists, entertainment and history.

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Delray can celebrate the holidays like no other town in South Florida.  The 100 ft. Christmas Tree can be seen for miles.  And, even the seagrape trees get decorated.

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Out with the old and in with the new…..I still remember Santa’s House.  The new one more modern to fit the times.

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Santa will be visiting today from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Delray might be quiet early in the a.m. but give it time as people start strolling, jogging, and power walking ready for a day in town.

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Collado’s Market is located at 3416 S. Federal Highway in Delray Beach.  Tel. 561-276-1866.  They are open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  It is a family owned market, and they do cater.

Driving south from Linton Blvd. on Federal they are 1.4 miles on the right just after Lindell Blvd. and Walgreens.  And, if you are heading north on Federal they are 2 miles north of Yamato.  Make a left turn just before Lindell Blvd.  New super market have opened in Delray Beach, but Collado’s Market has that personal attention, and quick in and out access.

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Gourmet platters, baked goods, sandwiches, salads, and wraps.  Lunch or dinner entrees are always ready to go.  Specialty orders are welcomed…just give them a call.  Boar’s Head…gluten free!!

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In-house wine sommelier can direct you the a unique selection of imported organic wines.

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Fresh vegetables and always freshly squeezed orange juice!

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Have a great Stress Free Vacation!!

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August 27th, 2014

DE Beaches Eat!! Tomato, Peach, Corn and Feta Salad, Sugar Meets Salt, Easy, Delicious!! Perfect for Labor Day Cook-Out!!, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

The tomatoes are at the height of the season, the peaches are still sweet….this is pretty much a raw salad.  Bursting with flavor, it has everything to offer for a perfect end of the summer 2014 meal.

When I made this salad I used gluten free bread.  The recipe, actually calls for white bread with crusts removed.  Your choice.

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TOMATO, PEACH, CORN, AND FETA SALAD

2 slices white bread, crusts removed, cut or torn into small pieces

1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt, to taste

2 ears fresh corn, shucked

4 ripe tomatoes, a variety of colors….or plain red will do.  About 2 lbs.

4 large peaches (about 2 lbs. too)

1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion or shallots (I used red onion.)

3/4 cups of sheep’s milk feta, crumbled

Pulse the bread in a blender or food processor until the bread breaks down into coarse crumbs.

In a medium skillet, over medium heat, warm 1/2 cup of oil.  Once warm, add breadcrumbs and gently toast until golden and crispy.  Transfer crumbs to a plate line with paper towels.  Season with salt.

Using a sharp knife, slice corn kernels off the cob.

Cut tomatoes and peaches, preferably into wedges.  Place in large bowl with onion slivers and corn kernels.  Season with salt, optional.

Add the Feta cheese.

Add  6 tablespoons of oil and toss to combine. And then, sprinkle your favorite white balsamic vinegar.  My choice was Cranberry Pear White Balsamic from the new store in Downtown Rehoboth Beach….The Olive Orchard.

Distribute salad among plates, then scatter breadcrumbs on top…..serve and enjoy!!

June 11th, 2014

Destination? The Office, Delray Beach, Florida, Restaurant, Summer 2014 Menu!! Delray Beach, Year-Round, South Florida, Palm Beach County Eats!!

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Delray Beach, Florida is a destination….it has been for years.  It is a “Village by The Sea”, where shops, beaches, recreational sports are at your fingertips…..Foodies take notice:  Delray is your Destination, as well!!  So many restaurants with the majority having outdoor seating.  When in Delray having that perfect table outdoors is priceless.  Conversation with friends, people watching, sipping and dining, this town is an expert on this.

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The Office in Delray Beach has a strategic corner.  Atlantic Avenue and 2nd Street, which is also the entrance to Pineapple Grove, the Arts District of Delray.

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It used to be that Delray Beach was a snowbird’s paradise.  It still is….but Delray Beach is more than that.  It is a year-round resort.  Just like any other resort area, the restaurants change their menus according to the seasons.

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The Office is located at 201 East Atlantic Avenue.  At this time of the year it is offering an inventive array of Summer Menu Specials through October 31, 2014, along with Sunday Brunch and expanded Happy Hours.  It is the time to explore the restaurants in Delray…..so let me introduce you to The Office, once again.

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The Office serves delectable gourmert comfort food.  The setting is remniscent of a luxurious home library, for lunch and dinner daily.

Besides their summer specials, they will also have the regular a la carte menu available for lunch and dinner throughout this period.

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Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Diners can opt for a soup and sandwich, or a soup and salad, for $12.95 per person.  Over the years I have sampled soups, salads, and sandwiches and they have all been so yummy!!

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Monday is BBQ Night from 5 p.m. until closing time.  Check these offerings:  Baby Back Ribs served with potato salad for $20.95.  Half of a mango-BBQ Chicken with sweet mashed potatoes for $18.95.  A Kosher Hot Dog, served with French fries and cole slaw for $9.95.  Southern Comfort Pulled Port Sliders for $10.  Catch of the Day Sandwich for market price, and BBQ Burger Sliders for $12.95.

House drinks on Monday afternoons and evenings, House Drinks and Craft Beers will be half price from 3 p.m. until closing.

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Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. until closing, diners can indulge in a Seafood Fiesta!!  Daily Seafood Soup for $8.00; Seafood Paella, for $24.95; Cioppino, for $22.95.  Seafood Salad Roll of lobster and shrimp, served with tomatoes, Bibb lettuce, and avocado, on a French baguette, for $20.95.  Catch of the Day, served with fresh veggies at Market Price.  And, Fancy Mc’n Cheese for $15.

On Tuesday evenings, when diners order an entree from the Seafood Fiesta menu, they can also enjoy half-price bottles of wine that are priced at $49 or less.

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Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. until closing, diners can revel in Burger and Craft Beer Madness!  The Office Burger Challenge will truly appeal to hearty eaters.  They will be serving a 4-pound dish, comprised of a variety of yummy menu items, and if a diner can finish this dish The Office will buy the diner’s dinner!!  The dish will change slightly, over the summer, but one version of the dish will include 2 burger patties, one waffle, two fried eggs, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, cheese, bacon, and French fries!!!

Besides, on Wednesday evenings, The Office will also be serving up a fabulous array of inventive burgers, including Salmon Burger, for $16, the Turkey Burger for $16, the Lamb Burger for $16 and the Juicy Lucy Burger, which is topped with lobster Mac ‘n Cheese and blue cheese for $20.  All the burgers will be served with French fries.  When customers order one of these burgers, as well as The Office Burger Challenge, they can enjoy half-off of all draft beers.

On Thursday evenings, also starting at 5 p.m., feast on Surf ‘n Turf.  This divine dish features grilled Rib eye steak, half of a Maine lobster tail, and grilled veggies.  Any diners, ordering Surf ‘ Turf, can also enjoy a delectable dessert for $5, plus half-off any bottle of wine for $49 or less.

Sunday Brunch is new for The Office, and it started on June 1st.  It is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The brunch menu will include lobster or crab Eggs Benedict for $26, as well as The Avenue Breakfast; 3 eggs, any style, hash browns, bacon, buttered toast, and 2 pancakes, for $16.  The Atlantic Lox Sandwich with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and capers, served on a ciabatta bread for $16; Belgian waffles for $10, and blueberry pancakes for $10.  Additionally, during Sunday Brunchy, diners can enjoy “Bottomless” Bellinis, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Champagne, for $15 per person.

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The Office Happy Hours have been expanded, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and from 10 p.m. until closing time, through October.  Customers can enjoy 50% off a select array of libations and appetizers, at both the indoor and outdoor bars, throughout the dining room, from a summer Happy Hour Menu.

Last, but not least, patrons can enjoy a refreshing array of Summer Specialty Cocktails that have been created by GM Marcello Buruiana.  The Orange Splash, the Strawberry Punch, Red or White Sangria, the Watermelon Gin Fizz, and The Office Pina Colada, are all $10 per cocktail, and will be available throughout the day and evening between June and October, 2014.

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So, what else do you want to know?

The Office is open daily.  The bar is open until midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.  You may call for reservations and info. at 561-276-3600.  Or, visit http://www.theofficedelray.com.

And, if the menu offers…..Deviled Eggs!!  They are awesome!!

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April 6th, 2014

Delray Beach, For Sale, 2BD Condo, Waterfront, Boating Community, Tennis, Swimming, 24 Hour Guard Service, Florida Living! South Florida, Palm Beach County

I have been to my friend’s townhouse so many times.  And, she is selling it through Ann Alexander & Associates. Tel. 561-573-7168.  Website?  http://www.annalexanderfl.com.

When my friends, Cindi, and Madelon and I stopped last week to say hello and have a bite to eat, I decided that even though she has a realtor, word of mouth through social media has proven that it does get the message through.  We are all so connected in many ways….at times too many.  Nevertheless, if you are looking in South Florida, you might want to check this property out.

Anita’s condo is at 210 Captains #716.  The community provides, boating, tennis, swimming pools, yacht club, exercise facility and 24 hr. guard service.  The selling price does not include all these facilities, though.  The listing price is $376,000.  The condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and one half bath on the first floor.  It is 1,749 square feet.  There are also stairs to have in mind.

Captain’s Walk is very well maintained.  We arrived and parked in the guests parking spaces.

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Her entry is quaint and we were so glad to see plants thriving in the Florida sunshine.  After the winter we have had up north seeing color was so welcoming.

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Her condo is bright and with plenty of cross ventilation.  To the right the half bath, followed by the kitchen.

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The bright kitchen has a pass through to the spacious dining/living area.

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Other angles from the living/dining area.

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The sliding doors lead to a 14 x 8 screened porch, providing ample views of the C-15 Canal.

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Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

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Second Bedroom

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It is an easy condo to maneuver.  Going back downstairs to the main living area.

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Please note that there are 2 HOA’s that are paid…Captains Walk and Pelican Harbor.  One for $270 and one for $276.00.

If you are interested, please call Ann Alexander & Associates to the tel. number above given and make an appt. to tour Anita’s Place.

Have a great day!

March 31st, 2014

Paris in Town, Le Bistro, Le Cafe, Restaurant, French Bakery, The Gardens, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, “A Taste of France in the Palm Beaches”, Love French Macaroons!

Arriving in Singer Island, Florida for a little Spring Get-A-Way found us looking at grey skies.  That was not going to deter Cindi, Madelon and I.  We were determined to enjoy our stay to the fullest.

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Our first stop just as soon as our luggage was dropped off (mine was lost to be delivered later in the evening) was to have a late lunch at Paris in Town, Le Bistro located at the Gardens on 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., North Palm Beach, FL 33410  Tel. 561-622-1616.  Website? http://www.parisintownbistro.com.

This restaurant is casual and was opened after their first restaurant, Paris in Town Le Cafe opened years ago and became an institution in North Palm Beach.  They serve lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.  We arrived late in the afternoon and even though we waited a bit to be served, our lunch was very good.

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We were all thirsty after our trip so Bloody Marys were a good way to start.

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The Smoked Turkey with Apple and Brie hit the spot.

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The King Henry Chicken Salad was fresh and delicious.

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My Nicoise Grilled Tuna Salad….sorry I must have been I don’t know where but I forgot to take the photo.  The tuna was fresh and was cooked medium rare….just to my liking.

Paris in Town Le Cafe is located at 11460 U.S. Highway 1, at PGA Blvd., North Palm Beach, FL 33408  Tel. 561-626-6017  Website? http://www.parisintowncafe.com.  This is my favorite of the two.  Quaint, a bistro serving, crepes, paninis, salads and pastries.  They open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

What brought us to this location was their Macaroons.  The regular size and the minis.  They are so colorful and gorgeous.  Did you kow that the French Almond Macaroons are taking over the top spot as a favorite dessert….more sought after than cupcakes!

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Macaroons go well with coffee, lunch, brunch, afternoon tea and even for snacks.  They are more expensive due to the fact that they are labor intensive.  You have to have the technique down for a macaroon to be delicious.  The filling, the coloring…chocolate and fruit preserves, preferably from France add to its cost.  Ground almonds are expensive and it is a key ingredient to this delicate pastry.

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We hope the recipients of these macaroons enjoyed them…just one goes a long way.

Talk to you later.

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