June 29, 2012

June 25, 2012

McDonald's Cherry Berry Chiller

Armed with a "free" coupon, I headed to McDonald's to try their new Cherry Berry Chiller.I was a bit hesitant since I have tried their Strawberry Lemonade and that was not good.

But this was very tasty. Perfect for a blazing hot summer day!

"Heat, ma'am! it was so dreadful here,
that I found there was nothing left for it
but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
- Sydney Smith

June 11, 2012

The Peabody Orlando Hotel Review

My business travels have taken me to the beautiful Peabody Orlando.

Recently renovated and with over 1600 rooms, The Peabody Orlando is a 15 minute drive from the Orlando Airport. This hotel was voted the best in the United States for conventions.

Here is the lobby.There is a tradition at the three Peobody properties that involve ducks. Ducks are all over the place and twice a day, every day, ducks leave their duck palace in the hotel, get off the elevator and make their way to the fountain. And at 5:00 PM, back they go to their duck condo. Kinda corny but I am all for tradition.My room was quiet which is so important when you have early morning breakfast meetings. The bed was comfy as was the shower.Here is a view of the awesome pool. Not that I had a chance to dip my toes in it.The Rocks is the bar at the hotel where I can testify to amazing drinks. I think mine was the anti-oxidant martini.I was very impressed with the staff, the property, the cleanliness and the convention team.

There are several restaurants at The Peabody Orlando but my favorite was the diner that was open 24/7. The most amazing pulled pork sandwich and grasshopper dessert (for all you mint chocolate chip fans).

Definitely a great place to stay if you are in town for a convention as it connects to the convention center. I understand Martha was here a few months ago when she named the Pillsbury Bake-off winner.

Enjoy your tour . . .

June 4, 2012

My Summer Reading List

Ahh . . . summer.

One of my highlights of summer is spending lazy days reading good books and my stash of magazines.

I just finished The Writing Circle by Corinne DemasIt was pretty good. I recommend it.

As for my summer reads, I hope to read the following books by Labor Day.I actually just finished Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand. I just couldn't put it down. Kept me captivated until the ending which I found disappointing.

Next up is P is for Peril by Sue Grafton. I read one of her mysteries every summer. Her books are like an old friend I look forward to connecting with every summer.

Have you read any of these books?

What's on your summer book list?

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
- Chinese Proverb

June 1, 2012

Weekend Thoughts

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