Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A trip to Ft. Lauderdale

We are taking a few days to visit Ft. Lauderdale and experience the city. We left our "home base" in Lighthouse Point yesterday for a nice easy ride down the ICW. We passed some pretty big homes and even passed by our good friend's house, Donna Addessi, and said hello. When we got to Lauderdale we checked in at the City Marina. It is centrally located, two blocks from the beach, a walk to the water taxi and a two mile walk to the Las Olas Blvd shopping.

The water taxi is a great way to see and learn about the history of Ft. Lauderdale. Did you know that Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) created a facility in Ft. Lauderdale to give kids in the cold winter climates a place to come and practice swimming? They loved the place so much they would come back during spring break to have fun and relax,  hence the beginning of Ft. Lauderdale Spring Break.

As we meandered through the many canals of Ft. Lauderdale we passed homes and yachts of affluent people such as Steven Spielberg, Burt Reynolds, Wendy of Wendy’s, the owner of Subway, the owner of Papa John's,Morone Chevrolet (a big car dealer in FL), a Toyota dealer who has two black Labs named Cash and Flow, an unnamed plastic surgeon and it goes on and on. Below are some pictures

A typical yacht docked outside a home

15 Street Fisheries is a restaurant, but you can feed the fish after dinner and I don't mean Mafia style.

If you look closely there is a restaurant behind that yacht! it has a green awning.

See what i mean? Pretty big isn't it?

Here we are in the Las Olas City Marina

Steven Spielberg's Yacht.
 I belive it cost $200,000,000 and you can rent it for $1,000,000 per week.
What a Bargin!

1 comment:

  1. Wouldn't Roam look good tied up in that empty slip next to you?