Monday, February 29, 2016
A bonus day
I'm talking about an extra 24 hours, a bonus day that dropped out of the sky and into your calendar.
I wrote a story asking South Floridians how they would spend those extra 1440 minutes.
As for me, my ideal day would be spent in Providence.
I would start by strolling through downtown along Memorial Boulevard and then head up to Brown University. I'd sit at a bench under a tree in the main yard on campus.
Then I would continue strolling along Angell Street toward Wayland Square, grab a coffee, read the paper. (I would a little people-watching here at the Starbucks.)
Fueled on caffeine, I would run along Blackstone Boulevard and marvel at all the brick-faced estates with their manicured bushes and lawns. The breezes tickling my face.
Then I would refuel with a fattening lunch (Turkey club with fries) at the Cheesecake Factory at Providence Mall.
At sunset, I would stand at the east end of the mall along the grand cathedral-size windows and watch the city dim into night.