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National Apricot Day – January 9

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National Apricot Day – January 9 Quote of the Day: The only thing better than this is an apricot in Damascus, meaning “it doesn’t get any better than this”. Turkish expression Today is National Apricot Day in the United States. This golden healthy fruit is enjoyed fresh, canned and dried. History of the Apricot The apricot has a long – long history dating back 4,000 years ago to China where the first tree was planted and nurtured into what became groves of apricot trees. The Chinese associate the apricot with education and medicine. For instance, the classical word 杏 壇 (literally: “apricot altar”) which means “educational circle”, is still widely used in written language. The association with medicine comes from the common use of apricot kernels as a component in traditional Chinese medicine. The apricot tree loved to travel. It...

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Spring Break Reflections – Island of Palm Beach

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Florida Beaches, Island of Palm Beach, Palm Beach history, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring Break Reflections – Island of Palm Beach

Quote for Today: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! We spent our Spring break in Palm Beach that is sometimes called Island of Palm Beach or Palm Beach Island. This sixteen mile barrier island is located sixty-five miles North of Miami. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean and to the west is the Intracoastal Waterway, which separates Palm Beach from the cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. One of the first things that hits you when you arrive is the nostalgia associated with this community. It is quite easy to sense that the old guard has placed their stamp on Palm Beach. For us, we were taken in by the gorgeous turquoise green water, white sandy...

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