Fun Away From The Sun

The heat felt like 108 Fahrenheit on July 1, 2018.

July kicked off with blazing heat, with the air sizzling at 108 Fahrenheit.

On a day like this, most would head to the pool or the beach or the fountain. Not me. I stayed away from water. Instead, I drove in the hazy sunshine up to the mountains in the Catskills.

The 24/7 Diner at Resorts World, Catskills, where we didn’t eat.

Half the day was spent at Resorts World, New York’s newest casino, in Monticello. But it wasn’t gambling that was on my mind. Heck, I don’t even know how to work a slot machine.

I chose that venue just so I could be in an air-conditioned environment—and not have to pay for it—as well as to keep my car in the shade of an underground garage free of charge.

This is the paradox of gambling. When you win cash, it’s a mark of clear victory. But losing a small sum of money—as small as $6—is a gain just as well.

I spent the other half of the day at the bowling alley and at the movie theater, where I caught “Ocean’s 8.”

Even though I didn’t return home with wads of bills, I still won. I had a wonderful outing.

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The Return Of The Milkman?

The milkman makes his delivery.

From the 1920s until the late 1980s, milk floats were a staple of the British street. They drove up and down the country, depositing glass bottles of fresh milk at doorsteps. Then onward, the polymer milk jugs took over supermarket shelves.

A foil-topped milk bottle from the 1980s that urges British consumers to “buy fresh British milk.”

The old-fashioned glass bottled-milk is making a comeback. Of course, glass bottles are more expensive to make and weigh a lot more and are fragile, but all said, they’re eco-friendly.