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Travel Blogs from Fort Lauderdale
... happened but it sure was exciting for a bit! He is alive.
So about Fort Lauderdale.. get me out of here!
1. It smells like old people
2. I got off the plane and it was hot and sticky at 5 in the morning.
3. Tried to get some shuteye outside on a concrete bench but then sheriff bob didnt like that so I asked him where he would reccomend me sleep and he ...
... ever had the luck to see. It was so odd I took a photo with my phone and bluetoothed it to my laptop. (Just slipping in a few technical details to prolong your agony and also impress you all)
It was either a women with the most horrendous facial hair – even a walrus would have been proud, or it was an elderly gentleman(?) in a knee length flared black skirt! Oh yes, not forgetting the mid calf socks and Jesus sandals.
Monday, we had lunch with our friends, Anthony & Joann, who live in Boca Raton. We had met them in 2007 on our Mediterranean cruise and do see them each time we are in Florida!
Tuesday, we had lunch with Jeannine, who lives in Pompano Beach. We met her and her late husband, Harry ...
... doing the same thing! A couple of old ladies sat next to us, one moaning and one apologising for the others moaning, Scottish lassies from Southampton.
The cabin is ok, looking aft which is nice and a small balcony but it's a little compact and bijou, spoiled by the Queen Mary cabin I suppose. Still we unpacked Tina's 95 dresses and my three pairs of shorts and squeezed them all in the "wardrobes".
The ship was under way by 5 and started ...
... in Spanish. I predict that we shall soon exhaust this well-rehearsed and much needed phrase: "Mas despacio, por favor". Slower, please!
Average daily spend in USA - £ 38 /person / day - higher than NZ as it includes hostel/motel almost every night plus an internal flight and loads of activities and meals out.
Backgammon score - 212 (Mario) to 198 (Dee) - yes, we slacked but the States kept us entertained!