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On Friday April 24, 2015, I was walking home and decided I would take a video of the  sunset though it was far from the usual spectacular ones we have. Near the end one of the cats from the boats that dock at Gateway came over and you will meet him at the end of the first tape and the 5th tape.

Before I knew it I had made 6 tapes!! The first one is the longest at 2 minutes and 12 seconds and I haven’t posted the 3rd and 4th and let me explain why. In the second the police boat came into view and I have never seen one this far up. I had seen a couple of kids across the way and wasn’t sure what they were doing though it seemed they were having a party. I watched for awhile but nothing really seemed to be happening though I did make a couple of more videos figuring if anything happened I could always sell them to the TV news!!! LOL

The 3RD tape is 17 seconds long of the cat.

The last tape was taken when I got off the elevator to walk to my place–sorry it is so noisy but I will solve that problem eventually.

Hope you enjoy them–if not sorry! I’ll make THAT movie yet!!

Posted April 29, 2015 by greatmartin in LIFE

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A WEEK IN MY LIFE PART 9   Leave a comment


If I could wish anything for everybody it would be the equivalent of The Point! The Point is at the far east end of the Gateway Terrace apartments where I live with close to 300 other seniors. They range in age from 62 to 94 with a couple of younger people who, because of disabilities, live here.

The Point is located in Karen Bay on the inter-coastal which eventually flows into the Atlantic ocean. There is always a breeze so no matter how hot and/or humid the weather might be it is always comfortable sitting there. Our pool overlooks the bay and makes for many interesting sights. During the day the sun sparkles on the water with the wisp of clouds reflected in the blues, grays and greens of that water. At night you can see the moon and stars above and  in Karen Bay and the latter looks like jewels sparkling before you. Even in foul weather the view is breath taking with the clouds and water swirling, rising (sometimes too high) and then receding as if to say “The show is over!”

While sitting on a chair, basking in the sun, you can see paddlers going by, yachts of all sizes, catamarans, canoes, water jet propelled ‘flyers’ above or walking on the water. A kayak will pass by and a manatee or two or three on the way to their breeding grounds, going west, or going out for a feeding in the north part of the New River. You will see tourist lunch or dinner boats passing by or a motor boat towing a kid sitting in a rubber raft.

In the sky you will spot the Goodyear blimp or a small plane advertising a local business while jets of all sizes leave the airport and head out over the Atlantic ocean going in all directions to all countries, Islands or cities up north.

On July 4 you can see the fireworks from all the surrounding cities while during the air show the planes fly overhead giving us our own private show. All year long the boaters wave to us and we wave back, all with smiles! We meet our neighbors, sit and talk and meet the new people who become one of us very quickly.

At night when I go down there I can, at times, feel as if I am the only one in the world yet at the same time feel as if I am part of the universe I am surrounded by.

The Point is a perfect place and there are too few of those.

Posted September 25, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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I have posted a picture or two of the jet pack water flying before. They seem to come every Sunday to Karen Bay and I hot this series last week. They really are great to watch but I don’t know if I am ready for that—yet!  They charge $300 for a 2-3 hour excursion which also includes 1/2 hour riding time. Check out their web site–they will come to you for $4,000 plus charging for flying time or something like that!  They also show a 3 minute video–remember when Sean Connery as James Bond did it? According to the site it is only in Florida!!

Talking about being in the sky we also have the Goodyear blimp but from what I have read though it is free you can only get a ride by invitation. It is possible to get a ride if you write them a letter about how much you want to ride in it, how enthralled you are with blimps, etc. You know, give them some bull and you will get an invite!

And you thought all we did was sit on the beach, go swimming, get tan and eat in Fort Lauderdale—WRONG!!!!

Posted October 7, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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