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Star Stromboli's Pereddies

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The last time I was at the Star Holland, I thought was during nasty weather in January 2012 to see War Horse. Turns out, though, that in February 2012 we saw Red Tails at the AMC Star Holland 8. Either way, we rarely go there, except we were going to Holland and we wanted to see Her.

I'd used Google Maps satellite view to find the handicapped parking spots and ramp at Holland 7. Alas, the satellite angle for the Holland 8 doesn't show the northern side of the building. But I did find the handicapped spots and a blue marked sidewalk ramp -- I assumed this is where the main wheelchair ramp was. So we arrived, parked and I was right.


Front entrance to Holland 8. Stairs are practical, given Holland's propensity from flooding. The wheelchair ramp is very shallow, running under the overhang behind the columns to the left. (Click on photo for larger.)
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After The Movie

While Mrs. Dr. Phil was talking to the people at Computers and More, I sat out front, attracted once again to the sign saying Browsers Welcome. Knowing this crowd, this was most definitely a joke. I took a shot, but in the late afternoon overcast gloom, the shutter speed was low and the 28-80mm lenses don't have VR vibration reduction.

Coming out of the hospital, I knew my arms were weak. One of the reasons for cobbling up the lightweight N2020 and getting a D100 was to not have to hold the serious bricks of the D1-series and F4s pro cameras all the time. But I've been shooting film lately and the D100 is new to me. So only after I took the shot, did it occur to me to kick the ISO from 200 up to 1600, thereby boosting the shutter speed from 1/20th to 1/160th of a second, good news for using an 80mm focal length on a DX camera.


200 ISO -- actually not bad, until you go to the full size image. (Click on photo for larger.)
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1600 ISO. The D100 goes two more stops in override modes, to 3200 and 6400 ISO. Haven't tested those. On the D1H, I prefer to use the highest settings in blabk and white mode, not color. (Click on photo for larger.)
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On the way to the computer store, we'd passed a familair sign, for Stromboli's. The Allendale restaurant had closed and the takeout place in Borcula is out of the way. So a takeout Stromboli's in Holland would be a good thing, particularly here on the north side. I had a crazy plan -- after our nice dinner, we should pick up a pizza for Sunday. So we stopped to grab a takeout menu.


A welcome addition to our Holland pizza options. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Oh, and our order was 14", sausage, mushrooms and black olives -- our "usual".

Pereddies

A nice dinner out. First one since I got out of hospital. Normally we'd have done Pereddies several times last year, especially around my birthday. But I wasn't available on my 55th birthday, though I did get a slice of their key lime pie. (grin)

Concerned that maybe it was too wet down at Washington Square, we decided to head towards Butch's downtown. But all the north side parking spaces on 8th Street were blocked off -- the Holland Ice Sculpture Contest was just finishing -- and we couldn't get a parking spot. So back to Plan A and Pereddies. And a damn fine time it was, too.


Washington Square from our table. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Mrs. Dr. Phil and Pereddies. (Click on photo for larger.)
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We like the front room with its grape arbor look and lights. I came in on two canes, no problems. (Click on photo for larger.)
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