Travel Blogs from Fort Lauderdale
... and neighborhoods on the mainland and oohed and ahhhed at the beautiful homes. We spent a pleasant Easter Sunday dining with friends. We even took time out to tour Vizcaya, John Deering's remarkable tropical estate now turned into a museum for the public. (It is a work of art, on scale with any of the grand estates of the early nineteenth century). And each night, we made use of that incredible hot tub, with its waterfall and view of the ocean.
All in all, Grove Isle was ...
... and their many friends in the Breakwater Surf Club! No teatotalling wimps in this group.
Jody's mother put on an awesome Christmas dinner with roast turkey, dressing and all the fixins. Some good friends enjoyed the memorable dinner as well (see photos below).
... Tobie at the restaurant though.
We also got the free pictures that we had professionally done on the cruise ship (free due to the fact that Joanne bought me a camera. We are going to give a copy of the photo to both of our Moms.
Oh yes, after eating, we did check out a bar briefly to watch a karaoke contest. We sat with Tobie which was nice.
Overall, we had a fun day.
Last week I was finally able to finish my STCW course. Thursday was the classroom portion of the basic fire safety training. It was interesting, and valuable knowledge for me working in the galley. Friday was the practical portion. The day started off meeting at the local fire school. We all got our gear and put on the full suit before we went out to the various activities they had set up for us. The gear wasn't quite as heavy as I had ...
... the fun began. We proceeded up the ramp to the 5th deck entrance. Once we entered, it was like a different world - a floating mini-city. It was great as we wandered through the shop gallery towards the elevator to make our way to deck 14 and our room. During boarding time, everything was super busy but this all settled down later as we found out, everyone migrates to their favourite part of the ship. Our room is small but comfortable. The best thing is it has a ...
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