Tag Archives: Florida

Losing weight on vacation

My parents have been going to Marco Island, Fla., for more than 25 years, but on this year’s trip they did something they’ve never done before: They took along the bathroom scale. At first my mom thought it was a … Continue reading

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How ‘Normal People’ eat when they retire to Florida

So we’re down in Venice, Fla., a few weeks ago, sitting out on “the cage” — that’s Gulf Coast speak for screened-in patio — when Bob’s cousin Jerry Olinger starts enthusing about his sister-in-law’s cooking. The only child of a … Continue reading

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A barefoot run on the beach

Went for my first barefoot run yesterday on the beach here at Venice, Fla., where we’re visiting Bob’s cousin Dan and his wife, Toni. It’s a beautiful beach, with lots of deep, soft sand. The water in the Gulf of … Continue reading

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