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    My university alma mater

    by gwened Updated Dec 18, 2014

    Favorite thing: ERAU, Daytona Beach, thanks for the memories,too many naughty to mention, spring break was sublime, so was playing soccer ,softball,and volleyball. Car racing not on the speedway but the street by Taylor Rd, shhhhh!!!

    And of course, getting my degree with Dean's list ,Honor Roll honors !!!

    Fondest memory: getting my University BS degree there

    The beach at Daytona Beach intra mural team Softball at city apartment a shot of soccer team Management club at Treasure Island Inn at the President Home and founder middle JP RIddle
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    Activities at my University

    by gwened Written Dec 18, 2014

    Favorite thing: Well so many from volunteering to the Halifax museum, to Easter run, the Cuban museum at the Museum of arts and sciences, to drag racing, and sports. This one is memorable as many friendships made here at the Management Club, where I eventually became the Treasurer of the club.

    We held meeting every month at different hôtels in the area from the Daytona Inn, Treasure Island Inn for most of them. And trips tours from school to visit Atlanta Inter Airport and Delta facilities.

    Fondest memory: visiting Delta Airlines facilities at Atlanta inter airport.

    ready for take off on Delta L-1011 airplanes the L-1011 of Delta air on the background speaking out at board in Daytona Inn board meeting of mgmt club at Treasure Island Inn
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    ride and walk Key West

    by gwened Written Mar 6, 2014

    Favorite thing: it is compact enough to walk it, and taken a car in the summer is glorious to make the loop tour of the island tip that is key west.

    Mallory square is unique and the center of it all here but walking or riding a car from it for the loop is awesome.
    more about it here
    http://www.mallorysquare.com/

    and the southermost point in Mainland USA,
    http://southernmostpointusa.com/

    the beaches of Key West, Smather's is great
    http://keywest.com/beaches.htm#.UxjLMsKYbIU

    and wikipedia on Truman annex
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truman_Annex

    Enjoy Key West.

    Fondest memory: walking around Mallory square and see Cuba 90 miles away

    the marker 90 miles Key West Varadero southermost point in mainland Florida riding by the beach at Smather's yes Truman Annew naval air station is here
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    Halifax Hospital

    by gwened Written Feb 8, 2014

    Favorite thing: my oldest son was born there, wonderful treatment beautiful buidling and great doctor. It is close to the main international speedway blvd to the races and the ERAU university, big shopping center at the corner of Clyde morris blvd and International speedway blvd.

    http://www.halifaxhealth.org/

    Fondest memory: my son was born here, and graduated from University.

    Halifax Hospital Daytona Beach closeup Halifax hospital
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    My boys last school in USA

    by gwened Written Mar 3, 2013

    Favorite thing: After 31 years in the USA, this is my last city in the country before departing for France, and it is my boys last schhool in the USA, still remembered fondly. this is the school official webpage

    http://silverlakeselem.browardschools.com/SILVER_LAKES/Home.html

    Fondest memory: going to pick up the kids in school nice car ride and seeing all the neighbors

    front entrance to Silver Lakes Elementary School
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    shop and eat at Sunny Isle Beach

    by gwened Written Sep 22, 2012

    Favorite thing: plenty there for shopping and eating, nice area. see the tourist office for it
    http://www.sunnyislesbeachmiami.com/

    Aventura Mall was/is one of our favorites there when lived nearby for years... also, Neomi is a nice place to eat as it is Bourbon Steak, class act.

    hope it helps

    Fondest memory: beach area is very nice, great area to walk and great eating, hotels entertainment and foodies

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    Miami beach or Key West

    by gwened Written Aug 26, 2012

    Favorite thing: Well lived there for 18 glorious years,and still family all over the place.
    Hard decision on South Beach or Key West, depends on your interests,both are happening places with south beach a bit more glittery, key west is more laidback style, generally speaking.

    I dont stay in hotels normally there ::) but the Holiday Inn is a nice chain, the hotel is a nice location, but not south beach ,is what we call mid beach as anything above 17 is not south beach area. The hotel is at 43rd.street, so more families there.

    Transportation there car is king and queen, public transport is very limited. YOu have the monorail in Miami to city center ,and then the bus system. Car has plenty of parking everywhere as it is a car setup structure there.

    Taxi fare will be minimum you are just a few blocks down to south beach. But never taken it.
    cheap car rentals companies are Dollar, Budget,Entreprise,Alamo, Holiday, Thrifty, and then all the majors.

    you can look at their tourist pages for additinal info and on Destinations above right here at VT.
    http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/
    http://www.fla-keys.com/keywest/

    Hope it helps your planning

    Fondest memory: beach at south beach and walking lincoln road,and mallory square star gazing at key west plus boating in the keys

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    beach and shopping in Ft Lauderdale

    by gwened Written Aug 10, 2012

    Favorite thing: I lived in the area for several years before my jump to France several years back.

    the cruise is big there and once away from it, the best is the beach area and shopping restos of Las Olas blvd, very nice.
    http://www.lasolasboulevard.com/

    you can have another type of cruise on the intra coastal waterways aboard jungle queen riverboat
    http://www.junglequeen.com/

    the water taxi is nice too, and takes you to the nice homes in the canals
    http://www.watertaxi.com/

    shopping close to the area try Galleria
    http://www.galleriamall-fl.com/directions.php

    without a car is difficult because its a car society there, very little public transport. For a hotel in the area above tips given is the Yankee Clipper an institution there and now renovated under the Starwood Ft Lauderdale name
    http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=664&language=en_US&localeCode=en_US

    you can get lots of ideas on your interests by looking at destinations above right and see tips by posters like us or the tourist org in Ft Lauderdale at
    http://www.sunny.org/

    hope it helps your planning

    Fondest memory: taken the jungle queen boat ride and the water taxis was sublime, something to look forward when back visiting family.

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    Bed and food at St Augustine

    by gwened Written May 30, 2012

    Favorite thing: nice area, live for many years down from there in Ormond by the Sea and spent many weekends there with family.

    There is accommodation B&B that are very nice there, this site will tell you all lovely places
    http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/fr/saint-augustine-florida.html

    be known the best beach or St Augustine Beach is a bit south over the bridge of lions. there is many interesting places to see like Ripley's,and oldest house, oldest school, Lighter and villa zorayda museums.

    St George ave is full of shops lovely, and the Columbia Spanish resto is the outlet of the oldest Spanish resto in Florida (Tampa).
    Casa Alcazar inside the lighter museum is great resto as it is Old Town Wine Cellar on St George,and for inexpensive stuff try Der Pretzel Haus off Hypolita.

    Hope it helps your planning

    Fondest memory: walking st George st and go over the bridge of lions into the castle Fort Matanzas ,and eating at Columbia restaurant

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    shopping restaurants and bars Las Olas

    by gwened Written May 29, 2012

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    Favorite thing: hey I used to live off there for many years. Great town. there are water canals and taxi service is limited to the inner canals, however you can catch a boat on the intracoastal like the jungle queen boat.
    http://www.fortlauderdaletours.net/?event=offer.detail&offerId=5697&startDate=05/01/2012&endDate=05/31/2012

    you can see for shopping,restos,bar, las Olas blvd cant be beaten,and
    further up in Sunrise the Sawgrass Mills Mall,
    http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1262
    http://www.lasolasboulevard.com

    the official tourist board there is sunny
    http://www.sunny.org/

    then if you need specifics let me know;cheers

    Fondest memory: hanging out on the beach and then stepping over to las Olas at night, best 1 2 combination ever!!!

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    Ideas for the Miami area

    by gwened Written May 8, 2012

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    Favorite thing: first look above destination for tips by posters like us in Miami and Miami Beach (south beach), then pick your interests and come back to forum for details

    then take a look at their tourist sites for Greater miami
    http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/

    for south beach
    http://www.visitsouthbeachonline.com/

    you can have fun and beach or for more traditional Miami area encounter heads for cocowalk,
    http://www.cocowalk.net/

    I used to work in the area and lived just north of it all, great area lots to see and do, you just have all of that you ask all over . For the period of time it is best an apartment. 2000 i think is tight but never do budgets lol!!!

    http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/florida/miami-beach/r7328
    can find apartment here by largest renter in USA

    Hope it helps

    Fondest memory: many too many to mention lived near for 18 yrs and work in Miami

    off Lincoln Road Miami Beach the I395 from Miami to Miami Beach miami Dade theater miami metrozoo
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    How could I meet with my favorite cousin?

    by csordila Updated Mar 29, 2012

    Favorite thing: My favourite cousin Attila Presser lives somewhere in Florida, but I do not know correctly his address ! So I could not meet him! I am very sorry about that! If somebody can help me, I would be very grateful to him! A photo of him is enclosed!

    Fondest memory: He write from himself as follows:
    was born in city of Pécs in Hungary, Pécs is love, Bring Texas to Tom and Judith!
    , Male vs. Female, Which will be sooner 10,000 a fan page? Men **! **
    Hungarian musician Base, Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC, Yahoo!,
    Baranya County, one million in the Hungarian press freedom, Economic Daily,
    Ingatlanok.hu MON - Hungarians in the United States, MagyarOnline.net,
    Acura RL, Are You smarter Than A 5th Grader Community, Help Murphy, the
    Dog beaten with a hammer, quiz games, windows - giraffe, SDC Photography,
    Help Make the Pledge of Allegiance mandatory in all schools!,
    September 11th Awareness, Boyce Jane Fonda, American Traitor,
    Circle Rehearsal Studioand 7

    Attila!!!
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    How to buy tickets online

    by gwened Written Mar 14, 2012

    Favorite thing: well when I lived nearby we purchase same day , you can look at these sites all official

    http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets-passes/

    http://www.orlandofuntickets.com/

    http://www.greatorlandodiscounts.com/mappage.htm

    http://www.officialticketcenter.com/

    Hope it helps

    Fondest memory: lived for 11 years nearby so memories of the park and concerts are many, lovely area.

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    Visiting Florida's Gulf Coast

    by MarkStephenson761 Written Jan 7, 2012

    Favorite thing: The Gulf Coast is really the best part of Florida..or else we wouldn't live here! There are some great places to stay on the beach from St. Pete down to Sarasota with lots of little communities you'll love shopping in. You can check out Gulf Port, Safety Harbor in the Northern part or Long Boat Key and Siesta Key around Sarasota. Either way, you're still 30 minutes or so from the great restaurants, museums and nightlife in Tampa.

    You might stay at the Don Cesar for a nice art deco, upscale experience and shop in Gulf Port or St. Pete's Baywalk.

    You're welcome to contact me directly for specific advice or just head for the site referenced in my profile.

    Fondest memory: The best part of the Tampa Bay area is the variety of things to do and how it distills the best of other parts of the state into one spot.

    We've got Ybor City to represent the Cuban Flair of South Florida.

    Clearwater Beach and Ft. Desoto represent the best in Florida Beaches without the hubbub of Miami or Lauderdale.

    Busch Gardens and Adventure Island for those searching for the Amusement Park experience.

    Lots of eco-oriented activities that get you out on the Gulf, lakes and rivers and into the natural environment that makes Florida unique.

    Clearwater Beach at Night Downtown Tampa Lido Beach Sarasota Ybor City Lettuce Lake Park
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    official sites for planning ahead

    by gwened Written Nov 13, 2011

    Favorite thing: great if you have two weeks, there is plenty to see n the Kissimmee, Orlando, Lake Buena Vista area. You need to said what are you looking for in your stay?
    to start you can look above right destination tab for orlando to see tips by posters like us, than look at the area tourist board
    http://www.visitorlando.com/
    http://www.visitflorida.com/

    hope it helps your planning.

    Fondest memory: visiting disney and universal, and sea world, wet n wild,medieval times, international drive, kissimmee, gator bowl, concerts n the parks, and many more while living not too far from there ::) for several years.

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