Martin D. Goodkin


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Life & Events > Going to the Mall

Going to the Mall

I don't remember the last time I have gone to a mall! The Galleria--high end--Mall is less than a mile from where I live and I don't remember the last time I was there. Luiz came down from Pompano and we decide to go there as Julie was cleaning my place and I didn't want to be in her way.

The first thing that struck me upon entering the mall was how quiet it was. I've read, that because of online ordering, malls were closing all over the country and many name stores no longer anchored malls. (Saks and Neiman Marcus are gone from this mall and a lot of stores I never heard of have opened.)

The next thing that hit me was that my legs were in worse condition than I thought as I had to stop many times due to the pain in my calves BUT it didn't stop me from making it to the chocolate shop (photo lower left corner) where they were handing out 'samples'! I did behave myself and had only 2 samples!

They had redone the whole food court area but one of my favorite sit-down full-service restaurant was still there--Seasons 52--so we decided to go there for lunch (last 3 photos) and they didn't let us down--good food, reasonably priced, excellent service.

I did love browsing in the 'art' store where I could have bought the parrot (4th picture) for 'only' $4,000 BUT I wanted the full standing horse (3rd picture) though I was afraid to ask the price! LOL
In the center of the mall they had a welcome desk and were giving out coupon books but what got me was seeing a Western Union section--I don't remember the last time I saw a Western Union office anywhere!

In the first picture you can see Luiz buying out the soap store!

I took 2 videos on my phone but as much as I try I am unable to download them!

In any case this Galleria Mall may soon be out of date because I just saw this on their home page yet I don't understand why they would make a big change as this section of Fort Lauderdale will soon be under water as many are predicting but aren't doing anything to prevent it!

In any case with good company, a good lunch (and let's not forget the chocolate samples!) it was a different, pleasant afternoon!

posted on July 30, 2022 1:30 PM ()


Not to put a damper on the food, but what causes the pain in your calves? Long story short, the knee surgeon thinks I may have a vascular problem. I tend to agree with him based on what happens in the middle of the night.
comment by jjoohhnn on July 30, 2022 3:41 PM ()
I have had 4 stents put into my left leg and 5 vents in my right over the past 20 years--I am very familiar with my vascular surgeon--most of the vessels in my legs have been blocked from my smoking 2-3 packs a day for 60 years--he told me 2 years ago he can't put any more stents in my legs and my blood not being able to flow freely is what is causing the pain--my next appointment with him is September 30 and I will have to push him as to what we can do at this point!
reply by greatmartin on July 30, 2022 8:45 PM ()

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