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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

  • theatre and Concerrts

    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Atlantic City

Ethel’s rewards program earned us two free nights at the “Showboat”. Tolls and gas make the outing less “free” than it used to be. The cost of road tolls, which have become a sneaks way of increasing taxes without victims realising it, is now significant. They have crept up to about $25 for the round trip to AC! But, we had one perfect day for walking and picture taking and while I was doing that, Ethel won $50 in the Casino.

Romance on the dunes

Romance on the dunes

 

current view of the boardwalk . . . . .

current view of the boardwalk . . . . .

 

 . . . . . Future views. A massive new construction at the north end of the boardwalk

. . . . . Future views. A massive new construction at the north end of the boardwalk

 

AC3

View from the pier

View from the pier

 

Oldstyle entertainment

Oldstyle entertainment

 

Flotsam? Jetsam?

Flotsam? Jetsam?

 

Fishermen's view of AC

Fishermen's view of AC

 

But even archaic survival systems have individual losers

But even archaic survival systems have individual losers

 

Sweet shop on the pier

Sweet shop on the pier

 

The beach crowds have left for the winter

The beach crowds have left for the winter

 

Shepherds pie and Bass ale tonight. Hurrah!

Shepherds pie and Bass ale tonight. Hurrah!

Irish pub ambience

Irish pub ambience

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