Sunday, September 20, 2009

You know them

Here are some more. These, you should know right off.

Guess who

OK, here's a little game we can play. It's called "Guess who."

Can you guess who all these people are?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Shopping update and golf head count

First, I'd like to get a head count on golf. Whoever wants to play, please email me or post a comment here. If you have talked to Ty or myself already, that's good. But just double check to make sure you're on the list. I just don't want to miss anyone.

And secondly, I have an update on shopping from an insider. Thanks Shawn.

The Gardens Mall
3101 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
South Florida's premier shopping destination featuring Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Sears and over 160 fine shops and restaurants in an exquisite indoor setting.

Downtown at the Gardens
A 350,000-square-foot upscale retail, restaurant and outdoor lifestyle center located in Palm Beach Gardens on PGA Boulevard. An open-air two-level, lifestyle center with approximately 30 stores and restaurants, its achors include a 16-screen Cobb Theatre, Whole Foods Market, and The Cheesecake Factory. Downtown at the Gardens is also home to three permanent art fountains and landscapped walkways and courtyards.

Legacy Place

A shopper’s haven offering a “Main Street” experience with a large and varied selection of retail stores and restaurants, with an abundance of loft office space, Legacy Place has it all.

With more than 40 shops and eateries, Legacy Place invites you to enjoy a complete dining and shopping experience. Legacy Place fulfills all your shopping needs. Our retailers include Best Buy for electronics, featured fashion stores such as Loehmann’s, NY & Co. ,Lane Bryant, and Sweet & Sassy for kids, in addition to an assortment of specialty, home, and food stores. The large variety of fabulous restaurants include, Capital Grille, Amazonia, Coola Fishbar, Aquamarine Grill for leisurely dining, and for a quick bite the choices include Tossed, Five Guys, Moe’s, TGI Friday’s and Chili’s.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Activities other than golf

OK, based on a little feedback, I've come up with a few options for Friday and/or Saturday. There seems to be plenty of shopping districts and malls in the area. There's even one near the hotel called PGA Commons, an upscale retail area with shops and restaurants.

But there's plenty more - from CityPlace, which has 60 shops, 30 restaurants and an IMAX theater, to Mizner Park, which features shopping along with an art museum and amphitheater.

There's some driving involved. CityPlace is about 15 miles from the hotel, and Mizner Park is about 42 miles.

Also, on Saturday, there's a craft fair in Delray Beach, about 30 miles from the hotel.

Stitch Rock
10/3/2009 - 10/3/2009
Old School Square
51 North Swinton Avenue; Delray Beach, FL 33444
Stitch Rock is an annual indie craft fair and bazaar bringing back old school crafting techniques with new school flare. Full of handmade crafts and unique products like D.I.Y fashion, funky home deco items, natural bath and body goodies, vintage finds, hot rod paintings, pin up photography, and much more!
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
General: $5; Children 12 and under: free

Here's the Web site:

As far as eating at The Breakers, there are about a dozen eateries on site from which to choose. It's about 15 miles from the hotel.

And lastly, here are a couple of tours that might be of interest to some.

Guided Nature Tours
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach
Explore the diverse habitats in this beachfront park, on guided nature walks or shaded tram tours. Expert leaders will point out unique plants and small animals that are native to this undisturbed remnant of the real Florida. Free with admission to the park. $4 per vehicle.

Narrated Bus Tours of Historic Delray Beach 
4th Saturday of every month (except major holidays) 11:00 a.m. 
Bus tours location for ticketing/boarding/de-boarding/parking is at the 1904 Historic Chapel at Trinity Lutheran Church & School 
Hop a trolley and discover Delray Beach’s colorful past on a guided tour. On the 1 hour and 45 minute excursion you’ll learn about the city’s early Seminole, Japanese, African American and German settlers. The tour also visits historic districts and historic buildings. $10.00 per adult; free for children and teenagers under 18 and accompanied by their family. Sponsored by the Palm Beach County Commission and the City of Delray Beach. Tours conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.

So that 's what I have right now. Let me know if you see something you like or if I can facilitate anything else.

See you soon.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More update

Like I said yesterday, I think Friday night will be low-key with an impromptu get-together at PGA National. As we arrive, we can meet by the pool or the lobby, and then we can check out one of the eight restaurants on site.

Here's a link to the dining options.

Saturday morning is golf for some of us, but we should be done by lunchtime - at least by 1 p.m. - so there should be plenty of time to do something else as a group before dinner Saturday night. If that's what we want. Like I said before, I'm open to suggestions.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Well, it looks like everyone who has committed so far is staying at PGA National. We've set up tee times for two foursomes at the Champion course, so if I could get a head count on who wants to play, that would help me.

So far the only official activities that have been set up are golf and the dinner on Saturday. My thought about Friday is that we'd probably have an impromptu get-together at the hotel as people arrived - like in the restaurant, bar, hotel room or pool.

I've been asking this since the first day. If anyone has any ideas about something they'd like to do, let me know, and I'll try to facilitate that.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009