But for only one more night. Then home real home tomorrow. And that's much, much better.
Summary of the evening: Decent enough house band, given that it's Orlando. Food was mediocre yet fairly pricey. In other words, pretty standard for Orlando (Land of a 1000 Chain Restaurants).
I'm working in Orlando this week. This is the view out my window at the Shingle Creek Resort.
Found this on the way back from lunch today. Bayfront Park, Miami.
A large carved head across A1A from the beach in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale.
The channel into the harbor at Ft. Lauderdale is fairly narrow with a giant pile of rocks for the north breakwater, perfect for climbing on to watch the ships come and go. And while ships arrive and depart every day, Saturday evening is primetime for cruise ship departures.Sitting on the rocks starting around 5:00 pm, waiting for and watching the ships, is something of a ritual there. As a cruise ship passes, the rock dwellers stand and wave and yell to the passengers who are usually on deck watching the departure themselves. From the two high-rise condos nearby, there's more yelling plus sounds of air horn blasts from the balconies.
I only had time to stay for one departure, the Celebrity Solstice, but it was fun to take part in.
Along the Miami Beach boardwalk, near the Fontainebleu Hotel.
Actually, it's not. It's headed into the channel at Ft. Lauderdale. But it sure looked like it when I first saw it!
I really should be living near something like this.
Yes, the hotel calls this an "ocean view." And, indeed, you can see the ocean — about a mile away, through the buildings on the horizon on the right.