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    October 14 to 21 Cruise - Bermuda
  • theatre and Concerrts

    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.

     

     

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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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