July 1-8, 2007
Last February our house in Florida was in the hands of the contractors. Today practically all the work has been completed.
Now for the outside!
Katrina and Wilma played havoc with our greens and shrubs, especially on the waterfront side. I am not sure what I should do with this part. Perhaps downsize it to just grass.
Nostalgia for Bangkok.
These photos were taken in 1982 when I first visited the city. Most of these photos were taken in The Oriental. Back then River Garden was just being built. I miss that time ... and, when I was.
This morning I walked up to the Fort Lauderdale beach on the naive assumption that the 4th of July holiday ... combined with school's summer vacation ... would produce the maximum amount of sun-exposed female skin.
What went wrong?
I went there at 10 AM!
The wanted girls had probably not yet even turned over in bed from their night before.
What I found were deserted beaches, pioneer picnic families, a closed icon bar, a locked tattoo shop, old people walking in order to get their bowels in gear, and lots of empty streets going NWS ... the only plus of my walk: two girls on a power walk (*).
(*) And, they were walking faster than me ... otherwise this shot would have been tighter ... trust me!
This email arrived from my son in law, Sam. He is married to my third daughter, Patty. Our family lived in Wateringbury, Kent, England for 2 1/2 years from 1969 to 1971 while I was doing my LL.M. at the University of London. The house we rented while we lived in England was named Gransden House. Anyway, nothing very much ever happened in Wateringbury ... but, this year will be different as the Tour de France bike race will pass through the town.
If you are bored with this scroll to the end of the page to see some of our recent (yesterday and the day before) take-out food.
The most famous bike race in the world will be passing precious close to the former Erickson residence in lovely Wateringbury.
The first website warns you about road closures ...
Please be aware on 8th July 2007 there will be no access to and from the Premier Travel Inn between 8.30am and 2pm due to Road closures for Tour De France.
The second website is the official Tour de France map and clearly shows the tour passing through your former neighborhood.
But, that was years ago.
Yes, but was it fun?
Of course it was! You would be crazy not to think so.
I just like this.
Prince Mongo's house passes away (3mb .avi).
[See also previous visits in 2003 and 2005.]
Boats and food ... how shallow of me. Also a windy and wet last night. Well, that is Fort Lauderdale on a July weekend.
Next: Part II