I was a really big fan of the Julie & Julia movie - you know the one where this New York writer, Julie Powell decided to cook her way through all of the recipes (536) in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" written by Julia Child, in just 365 days. And to blog about it on a daily basis. While it made for an entertaining movie - blogging came to light and seemed like fun.
While I love to eat. And cook. VisitPompano.com is not so daunting - and could be fun.
I'm a Pompano Beach resident with a background in tourism and hospitality. I've actually lived here since I was 8 years old. Grew up here, went to school here, worked here. I've traveled a lot - both personally and professionally, but I always come home, to Pompano Beach. And while most of Broward County, aka Greater Fort Lauderdale, has grown over the years, Pompano Beach has remained pretty much the same. Honestly, as great a place as it is to live (comfortable and friendly), we've been a bit stuck in the past. A nice past - but stuck. But over the past few years I've started to see some change.
And change is good. Just a few quick things: the Community Redevelopment Agency's (CRA) update of our east-west major thoroughfare, Atlantic Boulevard. The redevelopment of the main beach area with sidewalks, ample parking, vibrant landscaping and new facilities were very much needed. And there seems to be big plans for lot of new additions to the cityscape. The residents and tourism community is "buzzing" with anticipation!
So this is just a brief introduction to this blog. It will cover a variety of topics - mostly about what to see and do and eat and drink in Pompano Beach. Some favorite things, not so favorite things. With some deviation here and there. Whatever strikes my fancy - that's the beauty of blogging! Stay tuned.