I was recently given the option of paying about $20 more for a hotel room in New York City with a skyline view. It put me at eye level with the Chrysler Building, and as the sun went down and the city lights began to twinkle, I savored every beautiful minute knowing I'd made a smart choice in paying just $20 for a million-dollar view.
The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico as the fifth tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season formed in the southeastern Gulf.
The weather system known as Bonnie has been downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico -- and there are indications it may not get too much stronger.
Tourism was "better than expected" over the Fourth of July holiday in some beach communities along the Gulf of Mexico, and the weekend provided a much-needed boost to areas hit hard by the oil disaster.
SEC presidents and athletic directors wisely nixed their football coaches' idea of an early signing period during their meeting last week in Destin, Fla. Give the administrators another year or two, though, and they'll make the same mistake as the coaches.
Making fast friends over sand castles...Lying in the surf as the waves wash over you...trying to keep up with Mom or Dad as you comb the shoreline for shells. There's something about the beach that makes childhood memories fonder.