Tuesday, February 28, 2012

For the Best Coverage of Minor League Sports

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Lancer Louie is Megan's favorite mascot because he is a sharp dresser in his tux.


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More evidence that Rochester is crazy about their bounce houses.  


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Foodlink's Cool Can made the honorary "first kick" of the game.  And notice, he's not wearing a tux for such an occasion...


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Indoor soccer is kind of interesting because it's a lot like basketball and hockey.  Things like three point shots and power plays. 


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THANKS MEGAN!  Now my xmas is officially over.  And, in their first season, the Lancers are in the playoffs.  


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I use to think people in Michigan were overly impressed with cars and highways.  But, this shrine to the Madonna of the Highways at St. Mary's is a little over the top.  Although, when you ask Rochesterians "what's the best thing about living here" many times they will say "you can get anywhere in 15 minutes!"  


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Occupy Rochester in Washington Square Park.  I have to admit that I'm naive about what they are doing, but they do entice me with camping
http://occupyrochester.org/

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3 Different Hot Tubs In 3 Days; A New Personal Record

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If I ever come out with a music album, this will be the cover.  And, it will be titled Panama Jackass.  Megan had a conference in Miami and we decided to make it into a vacation.  And, since we have family in Naples, hung out there.


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Naples, Florida.


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My wife loves being my muse


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We were really impressed with this crab until we figured out he was dead...


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Gecko at the hot tub (Not to be confused with the "Crazy Gecko")


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Hot tub number one at the Naples Hilton.  


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This trip had many themes: hot tubs, fancy cars, insane boats, etc.  This is a Corvette.  But, it was brand new and looked like an old one.  Not sure if this was a custom job, concept that some GM executive borrowed or what.  


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Just a Lotus parked next to us...


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The Villages shopping center full of swanky shops.  Ben & Jerry's is the place to be at night (since it's pretty much the only place open)


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Apparently, this is where King Louis the XIV shops


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The Gulf of Mexico


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The Venetian Bay (Intercoastal)


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The Florida residence of Julius Caesar


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Hiking around Naples in a frigid 68 degrees.   Burrrr....


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A classy monster truck parked outside of the Publix grocery store.  


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Just another Bentley in Naples...


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Me and the lady at the beach


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Hmmmm...  Apparently, the "Green Flash" is some crazy thing the sun does when it sets in Naples.  Many say they see it.  Others claim that they've been drinking too much wine.


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Everyone pretty much confines themselves and is isolated in Naples until sunset when they all race out of their apartments and condos with a glass of wine.


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Few nice places on Pirates Bight Lane.  Want to live there?  A 6,600 square foot home goes for a bit over $4 million and has taxes around $33,000 a year.  Not bad for a seasonal residence...


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The view from Loew's Hotel in South Beach Miami.  


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Another shot looking toward the Atlantic Ocean


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TO THE HOT TUB!


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I have no idea what I took this for...


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You can tell by our sweaters and sweatshirt that we were the sexiest couple in South Beach that day


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I am not impressed with photographers that live in places like Miami.  In a climate like this, you could used the biggest piece of crap camera and it looks beautiful.  Take a pretty picture in a place like Rochester and we'll talk about talent.


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Fancy colorful building at the end of the Lincoln Street Mall.  Tried to see Ruth on our quick trip at her place, but failed.  Sorry John and Ruth!


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Temple Beth Shmuel Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami.  More at: http://www.cubanhebrew.com/


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The Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach, Florida.  More info at: http://www.holocaustmmb.org/


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The Miami International Boat Show.  http://www.miamiboatshow.com/


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More "Rodney Dangerfield" style boats than you can imagine!  We say only a small portion of the show and it went on for miles for only one boat type...


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So big I couldn't get the whole boat in the picture.  Also, it is called Diamonds Are Forever and will be owned by a future Bond villain.


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Floating showroom


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Navy destroyer without cannons for sale


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The Carpe Diem is obviously Robin Williams' boat


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This boat engine is the size of my apartment


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Just a cottage on the intercoastal


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A building from the future!


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Loew's Hotel in South Beach where we stayed.  


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OH! Mexico Restaurant.  The "oh" is for when you realize how much they charge for margaritas


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Mmmmm...  Good tacos!


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Flowers on Lincoln Street Mall.  I don't really care for swanky shops and all.  But, I really knew I didn't belong here when about 15-20 supermodels walked out of Ford Modeling Agency and walked next to me standing at 6' 6" and waists as big as my wrist.  


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Fine...  Art...


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Another shot of our hotel


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South Beach


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Havana 1957 Restaurant with really, really good "Specialty."  


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Keep it classy, Miami


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South Beach boardwalk.  South Beach on one side and the most expensive condos/hotels on the other.  


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Cargo ships


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The Berkeley Store has a pretty awesome building


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The Miami/Florida Marlin's new stadium, Miami Park (at least until they get a naming sponsor)


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Back in Naples after an alligator and bird viewing adventure in the Everglades


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Cheeseburger In Paradise by Mike Kraus


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Downtown Naples is proof that Floridians know how to make a good city.  


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Nothing like a cow golf cart


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Tin City was sold to us as a really cool fish market.  Really, it's a high class junk tourist trap


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But, Tin City did have a place to hug an alligator.  Words cannot describe...


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Couple of t-shirts I had to harass our Irish friend, Ronan with...


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How is this not hanging in my office?


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Beach at Naples Pier


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I could watch pelicans all day.  They had dolphins too, but I couldn't catch them with the ol' picture machine


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PLUNGE!


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A fella we met on the street


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Apparently, the Naples me is doing very well for himself


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Biking 


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Palm trees


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Megan walking on water


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Naples nightlife allowed us to complete a 1,000 piece puzzle called "WHAT A BEACH!"  Stupid Bob Hope's umbrella was missing...


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It was only a matter of time before someone starting selling alcohol in a bag.  Malibu Tropical Mojito is the after hours drink of astronauts!  Kind of like an adult Capri Sun...


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Nice


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Foxy Lady!


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Ronan and Jackie came to visit!  Naples will never allow any of us again to stay overnight or frequent their restaurants






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More sunsets!


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Goodbye Naples!


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You know your vacuum is old when the settings are: Low, Norm, High, and Shag


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If a cat and a Yorkie can sit on a desk, why not a 70-80 lbs Pitbull?  


Also:


Congrats Pete and Sarah on the baby!


Congrats Erin and Rich on getting engaged!
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