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Super Perigee Moon

March 19, 2010: a super "perigee moon"-- super full moon--the biggest in almost 20 years! Wow, what an opportunity. Cameras out, assorted lenses at the ready, tripod set up. Waited with bated breath (and a glass of wine) for

The clouds to roll in

03_11 thumb moon in trees
03_11 thumb moon in trees
03_11 thumb moon in trees


The Other Side of Fort Lauderdale

Think of Fort Lauderdale and think of beautiful beaches, the breadth of the ocean, lean tan lovelies in skimpy bathing suits, tall drinks with small paper umbrellas, beautiful cruise ships and the free life on the beach (at least as long as the vacation lasts).

But, as with any city, most parts of town have folks that work, that get up every morning and head off to another day. And there are hotels that meet that need. Thus the Hampton Inn on Commercial in Tamarac (an outskirt of Fort Lauderdale). No beach, no bar, no glorious restaurants in walking distance but it is close to work and the interstate and is (as much as anything is in this tourist town) relatively inexpensive.

Start of another work day

03_11 thumb hampton inn sunrise
The back of the hotel... no beaches
03_11 thumb hampton inn sunrise
And just to prove we don't stay in "no junky place," there was a Bentley (very expensive) parked in the hotel lot one morning
03_11 thumb hampton inn sunrise