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       WEEKEND GETAWAYS - Friday, November 16, 2007
    Make The Most Of Your Vacation - From Coast to Coast!


Greetings Getaway Lover,

Now that the COLD weather is here let's head South for
the winter. Sounds like a good idea, doesn't it?
and don't forget to order the camera below so you can
capture all the memories of your winter vacation and 
keep them forever....

Order today while quantities last!

Multi-Functional Digital Camera/Camcorder

Normal Price: $149.99
DEAL PRICE: $69.99

This Multi-Function Camcorder HAS IT ALL!

This 3.1 Mega-Pixel Digital Camcorder is fantastic for making home
videos and more. It can take awesome pictures or you can record
the action with full audio so you won't miss a thing. After
you've recorded your masterpiece into the camera, plug straight
into the TV and watch it or download it to your computer with the
included USB cable.

FEATURES:
- Small, Lightweight, and Compact Design
- Digital Video, DSC, and PC Camera
- Digital Voice Recorder
- Easy To Use Controls
- Color TFT 1.5" LCD Display Monitor
- 3.1 Mega Pixels Software Resolution
- Audio/Video Out For TV
- SD & MMC Memory Card Supported (Not Included)
- Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP Compatible

INCLUDES: DV182 Camcorder, Camera Bag, USB Cable, AV Cable Strap,
Installation CD, Three (3) pieces of Software and User Guide.

This makes a wonderful first camcorder that is compact and
easy to carry. You'll love it... it's easy to use too!

Multi-Functional Digital Camera/Camcorder

Happy Trails,
Jan

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RC SMART MINI HELICOPTER
The smallest & most powerful mini RC...

Store Price: $59.99
DEAL PRICE: $29.99 or get two for $49.98

The name says it all... this is one smart RC toy. And I
hesitate to call it a toy because the technology behind this
is cutting edge.

FEATURES:
- Infrared Radio Controlled Smart Helicopter
- Light weight, only 10g
- 2 Channel proportional infra red control system
- Built in Ni-Cad Battery
- Band A, B & C allows 3 models to fly together
- Unique material can withstand crashes
- Auto stability system make it easy to operate indoors
- 5-8 mins flight time for fully charged
- Integrated Radio Controller Charger

This is pure fun and at this price you just can't pass it up.
Remember, you can get two for less than the normal price of one.

Today's Deal of the Day
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--DESTINATION: Jacksonville with St. Augustine

One of Florida's oldest cities and at 730 square mi the 
largest city in the continental United States, Jacksonville 
makes for an underrated vacation spot. It offers appealing 
downtown riverside areas, handsome residential neighborhoods, 
the region's only skyscrapers, a thriving arts scene, and, 
for football fans, the NFL Jaguars and the NCAA Gator Bowl. 
Remnants of the Old South flavor the city, especially in 
the Riverside/Avondale historic district where moss-draped 
oak trees frame Prairie-style bungalows and Tudor Revival 
mansions, and palm trees, Spanish bayonet, and azaleas 
populate Jacksonville's landscape. 

Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, St. Augustine is the 
nation's oldest city and has a wealth of historic buildings
and attractions. In addition to the historic sites on the 
mainland, the city has 43 mi of beaches on two barrier 
islands to the east, both reachable by causeways. Several 
times a year St. Augustine holds historic reenactments, 
such as December's Grand Christmas Illumination, which com-
memorates the town's British occupation. 

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--WHAT TO DO AND SEE:

Anheuser-Busch Jacksonville Brewery 
Winery/Brewery, Jacksonville 
 
If you're a beer connoisseur, don't miss a guided or 
self-guided tour here, which takes you through the 
entire brewing and bottling process. There are free 
beer tastings and logo-filled gift shops. You must be 
at least 18 to visit the brewery or shops. 
www.budweisertours.com. COST: Free. OPEN: Mon.-Sat. 
10-4; guided tours Mon.-Sat. 10-3 on the half hr. 

Address: 111 Busch Dr., Jacksonville, FL, USA
Phone: 904/696-8373

 

Basilica Cathedral of St. Augustine 
Religious Site, St. Augustine 
 
The cathedral has the country's oldest written parish 
records, dating from 1594. Restored in the mid-1960s, 
the current structure (1797) had extensive changes 
after an 1887 fire. COST: Donation welcome. OPEN: 
Weekdays 9-4:30. 

Address: 40 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine, FL, USA
Phone: 904/824-2806
 

 Brevard Zoo 
Zoo/Aquarium, Melbourne 
 
It took 20,000 volunteers two weeks to turn 56 acres 
of forest and wetlands into the Brevard Zoo, the only 
American Zoo and Aquarium Association-accredited zoo 
built by a community. Stroll along the shaded boardwalks 
and get a close-up look at alligators, crocodiles, giant 
anteaters, marmosets, jaguars, eagles, river otters, 
kangaroos, exotic birds, and kookaburras. Alligator, 
crocodile, and river otter feedings are held on alternate 
afternoons -- although the alligators do not dine on the 
otters. Stop by Paws-On, an interactive learning play-
ground where kids and adults can crawl into human-size 
gopher burrows, beehives, and spider webs; get cozy with 
several domestic animals in Animal Encounters; have a 
bird hop on your shoulder in the Australian Free Flight 
Aviary; and step up to the Wetlands Outpost, an elevated 
pavilion that's a gateway to 22 acres of wetlands through 
which you can paddle kayaks and keep an eye open for the 
4,000 species of wildlife that live in these waters and 
woods. Overnight Zoo Safaris for kids ages 7-14 include 
a nighttime zoo safari by flashlight and marshmallows 
cooked over a campfire. Picnic tables, a snack bar, and 
a gift shop complete the daytime picture. 
www.brevardzoo.org. COST: $9.95, train ride $3. OPEN: 
Daily 10-5. 

Address: 8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL, USA
Phone: 321/254-9453
  
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Other Places of Interest:

Canaveral National Seashore 
Beach, Park, Titusville 
 
The 57,000-acre Canaveral National Seashore is on a barrier 
island that's home to more than 1,000 species of plants and 
300 species of birds and other animals. The unspoiled area 
of hilly sand dunes, grassy marshes, and seashell-sprinkled 
beaches is a large part of NASA's buffer zone. Surf and 
lagoon fishing are available, and a hiking trail leads to 
the top of a Native American shell midden at Turtle Mound. 
A visitor center is on Route A1A. Weekends are busy, and 
parts of the park are closed before launches, sometimes as 
much as two weeks in advance, so call ahead. 

Part of the national seashore, remote Playalinda Beach has 
pristine sands and is the longest stretch of undeveloped 
coast on Florida's Atlantic seaboard. Its isolation ex-
plains why a remote strand of the beach is popular with 
nude sunbathers. Aside from them, hundreds of giant sea 
turtles come ashore here May through August to lay their 
eggs. There are no lifeguards, but park rangers patrol. 
Eight parking lots anchor the beach at 1-mi intervals. 
Take bug repellent in case of horseflies. To get here, 
follow U.S. 1 north into Titusville to Route 406 
(I-95 Exit 80), follow Route 406 east across the Indian 
River, and then take Route 402 east for 12 mi. 
www.nps.gov/cana. COST: $5 per car. OPEN: Apr.-Oct., daily 
6 AM-8 PM; Nov.-Mar., daily 8-6. Other location: Northern 
end, 7611 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach, PHONE: 
386/428-3384. 

Address: Southern end: Rte. 402, Titusville, FL, USA
Phone: 321/267-1110


Casements 
House/Mansion, Ormond Beach 
 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 
the Casements, the restored winter retreat of John D. 
Rockefeller, is now a cultural center and museum. Take 
a tour through the period Rockefeller Room, which 
contains some of the family's memorabilia. The estate 
and its formal gardens host an annual lineup of events 
and exhibits; there's also a permanent exhibit of 
Hungarian folk art and musical instruments. COST: 
Donations accepted. OPEN: Weekdays 8:30-5, Sat. 9-noon, 
tours 10-2:30. 

Address: 25 Riverside Dr., Ormond Beach, FL, USA
Phone: 386/676-3216
 
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--WHERE TO SLEEP:

Beach Quarters Resort 
$80 to $140, Daytona Beach Shores 
 
Freshly-baked free goodies and coffee, served in the home-
style Galley overlooking the ocean, are one of the special 
touches at this all-suites inn. The one- and two-bedroom 
units are done in bright yellows with teal or red-and-blue 
accents and have coordinating window treatments and oak 
furnishings. Each unit has a private balcony and full 
kitchen. Penthouse suites have electric fireplaces. 
www.thebeachquarters.com. 26 suites. In-room: kitchen, 
VCR. In-hotel: restaurant, pool, beachfront, laundry 
facilities, parking (no fee). AE, D, MC, V. 

Address: 3711 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, FL 
32127, USA  Phone: 386/767-3119 or 800/332-3119
Fax: 386/767-0883
 

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast 
$80 to $220, St. Augustine 
 
The grandly restored Victorian mansion is within walking 
distance of the old town. Innkeepers Bill Johnson and his 
family see to such welcoming touches as fresh flowers, 
home-baked breads, and evening cordials. Special-occasion 
breakfasts, flowers, picnic lunches, romantic dinners, or 
a simple family supper can be arranged with advance notice. 
www.carriageway.com. 11 rooms. In-room: kitchen (some), no 
TV, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: bicycles, parking (no fee), no-smoking 
rooms. D, MC, V. Full breakfast. 

Address: 70 Cuna St., St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
Phone: 904/829-2467 or 800/908-9832
Fax: 904/826-1461
 
 
Casa Monica Hotel 
 
$140 to Over $220, St. Augustine 
 
Hand-stenciled Moorish columns and arches, hand-crafted 
chandeliers, and gilded iron tables decorate the lobby 
of this late-1800s Flagler-era masterpiece. A retreat 
for the nation's wealthiest until the Great Depression 
put it out of business, it has returned to its perch as 
St. Augustine's grande dame. The turrets, towers, and 
wrought-iron balconies offer a hint of what's inside. 
Rooms -- dressed in blues, greens, and whites -- include 
wrought-iron two- and four-poster beds and mahogany writ-
ing desks and nightstands. The downtown location is with-
in walking distance of many attractions. Guests also have 
access to the Serenata Beach Club, including three pools, 
private beach access, and beach equipment rentals. 
www.casamonica.com. 138 rooms, 14 suites. In-room: safe, 
kitchen (some), refrigerator (some), dial-up, Wi-Fi. In-
hotel: restaurant, room service, bar, pool, concierge, 
laundry service, public Internet, parking (fee), no-smok-
ing rooms. AE, D, DC, MC, V. 

Address: 95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
Phone: 904/819-6087 or 800/648-1888
Fax: 904/827-0426
 
--WHERE TO DINE:

bb's 
Contemporary, Under $10 to $30, Jacksonville 
 
Sleek yet cozy, this hip bistro is as popular with cor-
porate muckety-mucks looking to close a deal as it is 
with thirtysomething lovebirds seemingly on the verge 
of popping the question. The modern decor, which includes 
concrete floors and a stainless-steel wine bar, provides 
an interesting backdrop for comfort food-inspired entrées 
and daily specials that might include char-grilled beef 
tenderloin, prosciutto-wrapped pork chops, or mushroom 
triangoli ravioli. On the lighter side, grilled pizzas, 
sandwiches, and salads, especially warm goat cheese salad, 
are favorites. Although a wait is practically guaranteed, 
you can pass the time sizing up the display of decadent 
desserts. Reservations not accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. 
Closed Sun. 

Address: 1019 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, Jacksonville, 
FL, USA   Phone: 904/306-0100

 
Bistro Aix 
Contemporary, $10 to Over $30, Jacksonville 
 
Locals head for the patio for a delightful candlelight 
dinner when the weather is nice; indoors, there are 
romantic velvet drapes, banquettes, and exposed brick 
walls. Grilled salmon or filet mignon are good choices. 
Crispy, thin-crust pizzas, baked in the wood-burning 
oven, pastas, and salads are among the lighter choices. 
Belgian chocolate cake, served warm and topped with 
vanilla whipped cream, caps a perfect evening. Call 
ahead for preferred seating. Reservations not accepted. 
AE, D, DC, MC, V. No lunch weekends. 

Address: 1440 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, Jacksonville, 
FL, USA   Phone: 904/398-1949

 
Black Tulip Restaurant 
Contemporary, $15 to $30, Cocoa 
 
Two intimate dining rooms invite romance at this Cocoa 
Village bistro, which takes pride in its 50-plus label 
wine menu. Appetizers include tortellini with meat sauce 
and crab-stuffed mushrooms. Select such entrées as 
fettuccine primavera Alfredo; sautéed pork loin simmered 
with apples, brandy, and cream; roast duckling with 
peaches and cashews; or fillet medallions with artichoke 
sauce. Lighter lunch selections include sandwiches, 
salads, and quiches. Don't miss the chocolate mousse pie 
and the warm apple strudel. AE, D, DC, MC, V. Closed Sun. 
No lunch Mon. 

Address: 207 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, FL, USA
Phone: 321/631-1133


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