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Coral Bay

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  • Day35

    Fort Lauderdale

    February 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    It was time to head south in search of warmer weather. Our condo at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is conveniently located between the ocean and the waterways, so we are a block to either area. There is a Publix supermarket and the Galleria upscale mall within a 10 minute walk. We have a larger (900 sq ft) one bedroom, 2 bathroom unit on the 3rd floor. It’s very clean and comfortable but my only complaint is the location of our unit. Although there are scenic waterfronts on either side of the 17 storey building, we have a view of the parking lot. Since it is peak season and all units are occupied there was no chance of getting a different unit. It was very difficult to find anything anywhere in Florida this month so I’m happy just to have a place to stay. We did succeed in finding nicer weather as it was sunny and 25 today :)Read more

  • Day40

    The Land of Beaches & Waterways

    February 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts 37 km of “blue wave” awarded beaches, which means they have been deemed to be clean, managed responsibly and have a focus on protection of the environment. Since I don’t have the patience anymore to be a sun worshipper, I chose to do a 7 km walk along the promenade. It is a very clean beach with fine white sand. There were the usual homeless people but mostly locals and tourists enjoying the sunshine and a warm 25 degrees. The lifeguard stations were flying the purple flag to indicate the presence of jellyfish or man-o-war in the ocean so very few people, likely northerners, were in the water. We are located in the Northern part of Fort Lauderdale so the beach is much quieter, compared to the Las Olas area with all the open-air bars and restaurants. After lunch JS joined me on the short walk to Publix. It’s also a nice walk as we have to go over the Intracoastal Waterway. There is a forecasted windchill near -40 C in Winnipeg tonight so I’m grateful to be here!Read more

  • Day13

    Fort Lauderdale I

    October 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We selected the latest time for disembarking the ship, 9 am, as this allowed us to have one last breakfast at the buffet. After a 15 minute taxi ride we were at our new home for the next week, Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. We stayed here last year and enjoyed the location....one block to the beach, a 10 minute walk to Publix grocery store and the Galleria Mall. We have a large 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo that only cost $415 USD for the week, obviously off-season rates. We arrived to a record breaking heat wave. The temperature is 32 (37 with the humidity factored in) and the sun is hot. The ocean temperature is 28. We’re all looking forward to a relaxing week.Read more

  • Day14

    Fort Lauderdale II

    October 21, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We walked to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a 5 minute walk from our condo. The plan was to do one of the hiking trails. JS picked a trail but soon discovered mosquitoes and a flooded trail. Three of us chose to turn back to the main road but JS foolishly carried on. A volunteer driving a golf cart picked the 3 of us up along the main road and gave us a guided tour of the park. Lucky us! We were back at the condo having lunch before JS showed up red-faced and dripping with sweat!Read more

  • Day15

    Fort Lauderdale III

    October 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    It is another sunny, scorching hot day so we decided to enjoy the day on the Water Taxi. The dock was a 10 minute walk from our condo. It was still hot but there was a bit of a breeze on the boat. Fort Lauderdale is preparing for their annual boat show next week so the huge yachts are starting to arrive. We had lunch at the award winning burger restaurant called BSquare where the burgers were enormous and delicious. I had the vege burger of course. After a hot day spent on the waterway the old guys came back to the condo for a beer and rest while Janet & I went shopping at the Galleria Mall just down the street.Read more

  • Day18

    Fort Lauderdale V

    October 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    For the last day of our holiday we all decided to go the mall for some last minute bargain shopping. It was only a block to the bus stop but once we got there a black cloud suddenly appeared and dumped buckets of rain on us, drenching us through to our undies. This was the rain that had been forecasted all week but didn’t materialize until we were standing at the roadside with no protection. We ran for cover and soon after missed our bus. We had to wait 40 minutes for the next one and got off to catch a connecting bus, which didn’t come for another 45 minutes. So although the mall was only 3.3 miles away according to Google Maps, it took us 1 1/2 hours to get there! Winnipeg Transit riders would be furious over this quality of service but the locals here seemed to take it in stride. Janet and I shopped while JS and Ed found some comfy chairs where JS read a book and Ed surfed the net on his phone. Getting back to our condo was also a nightmare. The first bus came within a few minutes but we waited an hour for the second bus. Just after boarding, another rain cloud released a downpour so we escaped a second drenching but still got wet when we got off the bus. And all of this fun only cost us $5 for an all-day pass plus the few items purchased. We picked up a delicious pizza at the corner restaurant and had our dinner at 10:30! We finished off the remaining bottle of wine and some beer laughing at our misadventures.Read more

  • Day8

    Beach und Pool

    April 21, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Das Wetter ist phantastisch!
    Ein Sonnenaufgang der Extraklasse uns das direkt vom Wohnzimmer aus.
    Nach dem Frühstück sind wir an den Strand gegangen und anschließend zum entspannen an den Pool. Am Nachmittag sind wir bis zur Hafenausfahrt gelaufen und haben die dicken Kreuzfahrtschiffe an uns vorbei fahren lassen.
    Das reicht auch für heute.
    Jetzt müssen wir uns ausruhen, morgen wollen wir dann etwas chillen
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  • Day6

    Angekommen in Fort Lauderdale

    April 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Die Fahrt von Golf von Mexiko an die Westküste haben wir uns mit einer kleinen Shopping Pause versüsst. War auch notwendig da unsere Gastgeber noch in Miami waren, zur offiziellen Einbürgerung. Jetzt ist er ein richtiger Ami.
    Als wir endlich angekommen sind wurden wir auch herzlichst begrüßt und haben gleich mal angestoßen.
    Die neue Wohnung ist super, Fotos sagen mehr als Worte.
    Am Abend wurden wir noch lecker zum Essen eingeladen.
    Und nun ab ins Bett.
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  • Day3

    GALLERYone

    November 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Hotelbesichtigung Nr. 3

    Das Gallery ONE - a Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel ist zwar nicht am Strand, hat aber das Einkaufszentrum The Gallery at Fort Lauderdale direkt neben an.

    Außerdem kann man vom Hotel aus direkt in das Wassertaxi einsteigen und so bequem die Stadt erkunden.Read more

  • Day1

    Ankunft in Miami & Ft. Lauderdale

    November 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Auf dem Flug hatten wir das Glück, dass wir eine 3er Reihe für uns hatten und so die Herausforderung mit Tristan im Endeffekt doch einfach zu meistern war, auch wenn die Hauptlast des “Kümmerns“ dann doch eindeutig bei Angie lag. Als wir dann um 16:30 Uhr Ortszeit endlich die Einwanderungsprozedur hinter uns gebracht und unseren Mietwagen entgegen genommen hatten (ein Hyundai Tucson - als Reminiszenz an meinen lieben Kollegen Alex in blau) - waren wir schon ziemlich im Eimer und der Feierabendstau im Großraum Miami hat uns den Rest gegeben. Mit Einbruch der Dunkelheit erreichten wir die “Summerland Suites“ ein kleines Motel in zweiter Strandreihe im Norden des Großraums Miami (genauer in Fort Lauderdale) - nichts besonderes, aber sauber und ganz gut gelegen. Am fittesten von uns schien Tristan zu sein, so dass wir um halb Acht trotz Jetlag nochmal los sind und an der Atlantikpromenade bei 27 Grad Nachttemperatur noch etwas getrunken und eine Kleinigkeit gegessen haben, bevor alle Mann todmüde ins Bett gefallen sind.Read more

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