The Super Moon was the start of a Super Week. At least in Greater Fort Lauderdale … I mean, think about it. We began with that rare celestial event and we’ll end with an event that’s even rarer: the 100th birthday party for Broward County. Then there’s a world-class volleyball tournament and more. The total eclipse of the Super Moon was an appropriate harbinger of a very big week indeed. Our South Florida skies were clear enough on Sunday night for neighbors to gather outside, snapping phone pics and peering through binoculars. That’s what happened at my condo for the Super Moon – and I have to say, we all thought the sight was pretty super, the fading full moon mysteriously brown with tinges of some heavenly shade of reddish orange. Wow, for sure.
Then there was National Coffee Day this week as well – can’t forget that. And on Sunday, we should chow on Mexican food for National Taco Day. True, technically Taco Day isn’t during this week but why quibble? The next time it happens within days of a Super Moon’s total eclipse we’ll be 18 years older, so I say let’s celebrate now just to be safe.
The rest of the nation could whoop it up along with us during the Super Moon and those days set aside to swill coffee and munch tacos with extra appreciation. But our fellow Americans outside South Florida don’t get to enjoy this weekend’s volleyball tournament – the Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals at the Fort Lauderdale beach. Nearly 20 Olympic volleyball champs will join about as many other top pros on the sand along A1A and Sunrise Boulevard. Best of all, it’s free. Here’s a link for more info: http://www.fivb.org/EN/BeachVolleyball/Competitions/WorldTour/2015/Event/index.asp?TournCode=MSSF2015. Of course the main event around these parts this week, the most super of the super stuff, is Duende. I’ve been blogging about that for weeks and, yep, finally it’s arrived. If you don’t know yet, Duende is Broward’s very artsy celebration of the 100thbirthday I mentioned. Another “wow” is called for here – Broward County is 100 years old. Doesn’t look a day over 35, if you ask me. The party should be something to remember. Music and dance, theater and visual art, all to launch Greater Fort Lauderdale into the next 100 years. For details, just click: http://www.broward.org/Broward100/GrandFinale/Pages/Duende.aspx. See what I mean about this week, and this weekend? From Super Moon to Super Java to Super Sports to Super Par-tay! With a helping of Super Mex tossed in. Not a bad eight days by any standard. And a super way for Greater Fort Lauderdale to kick off its new century.