Our backyard deck and garden. The area to the left is where the planned deck expansion will happen this fall. Summer in Atlanta is no time to build anything outdoors, lol!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Two of the post that support the stairway down from the deck showed signs of wood rot so our carpenter from Canada replaced and painted them both. He also installed fancy post top covers! Next he has to raise the cement slab that the stairs rest on as it has sucken about two inches on the left hand side!
Using two green bed sheets and a shower curtain we were able to recondition our patio furniture. We also repainted the entire deck and replaced two stairway posts that showed signs of wood rot.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
During my visit to the Orlando area this week there were several large thunderstorm that swept the area with high winds, lightning, hail and torrential down pours. This one just north of the CVS in Winter Gardens followed me back to the hotel!
Daniel Radcliffe and other stars from the Harry Potter movies greeted visitors Friday at the official grand opening of Universal Orlando's new minipark, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.Thousands of people streamed into Universal for the park's opening day. The 20-acre park brings the Harry Potter books and movies to life with detailed reproductions of the fictitious village of Hogsmeade, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the steam-belching Hogwarts Express train.
Universal was admitting fans to the minipark in waves, so the Wizarding World area did not appear overcrowded from the inside. But the line of people waiting to get in backed up through Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park all the way to City Walk, at the entrance to the resort, according to Robert Niles editor of ThemeParkInsider.com, who was relaying observations from the celebration through his ThemePark Twitter account. Local TV stations ran aerial shots of the queue.
While waiting for a flight yesterday at the Orlando Airport I had lunch in the food court next to center court aquarium. The Aquarium weighs more than a Learjet 35? The maximum gross weight of a Learjet 35 is 18,300 pounds, and this aquarium weighs 12 tons, or 24,000 pounds! The 3,000 gallon saltwater aquarium, stocked with over 100 fish from around the world, is the perfect antidote for waiting around the airport but sadly has a sign warning parents not to feed the children to the sharks, lol!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
For the past month I have been traveling to NYC/Long Island working on CVS’s consumables expansion projects which adds 100’s of new grocery items to their mix. While flying in and out of LaGuardia is not on the top of my list the views of NYC are incredible. This picture taken while on approach on a beautiful day last week clearly shows Ground Zero on the left side of the picture!
Avocados also located in Bayport NY and owned by the same great folks at Satellite Pizza is a must stop for lunch. Avocados Restaurant takes a fresh and healthy approach to making classic Mexican American cuisine. Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, Chili and the best Fajitas I’ve had in a long while even here in the south!
Satelite Pizza has...hands down...the best pizza in all of the Bayport-Blue Point area. Thin crust, tasty tomato sauce and just the right amount of cheese makes Satelite (which is spelled with only one "l" on the sign outside the shop) Pizza the best in Bayport. Prices are a little higher than Tony's or Pizza Zone in Blue Point, but are well worth it.
Quite famous for their "giant pizza" which is a few feet long and covered in toppings to spell out a message. They are great for birthday parties or other special occassions.
For more visit http://www.satelitepizza.com/