14 January 2008

Greetings from Florida

Just checking in from South Florida. Mom's here and we'll be leaving the hotel in a little bit to return the rental car and then head out to the port. Ship departs ~5 PM tonight and on Wednesday we'll be in Cozumel. Thursday's port is Belize, then we're home on Saturday morning.

Mark left early yesterday morning instead of today. The predicted nor'easter had him scared he'd be stranded in Florida if he kept to his flight this afternoon. He made it home by early afternoon yesterday. The nor'easter? A bust. Instead of the 6 inches or so, he got nothing. Nada. Bupkus. Just a bit of rain.

Mom and I spent the afternoon yesterday in Palm Beach. We took the Diva Duck tour - not as fun as the Duck tours we've taken in Pittsburgh and Seattle, but still fun. Most of this tour was spent in the water (Lake Worth Lagoon) and looking at the house of the rich and famous - Celine Dion, Merck, Phipps, the SlimFast guy, Marjorie Merriweather Post, just to name a few. Didn't see any Manatees in the water though. Bummer. A pleasant way to spend the afternoon in South Florida.

Anyhow, that's it until next week. I hope to be back in Jersey, well-rested and slightly toasted (I don't tan, so that's the best I can hope for) on Saturday night.


Valerie said...

You can catch the manatees at the power plants (some have observation areas). They go there for the warmer waters.

From time to time you can also see them in the Intercoastal from the bridges, passing through. It's hard to see them from a boat on the water, usually the water isn't clear enough.

Have fun in my old stomping grounds!

PamperingBeki said...

Oh enjoy that warm weather!!