Vacation Day 9..

Slowly, ever so slowly, I am catching up.

Day 9 was Monday, January 21, 2013. MLK Day here in the United States. That explains why there were so many kids at the beach in the middle of the day during the school year.  After breakfast I asked my DW and DS3 what they wanted to do with their last full day in Florida.  Tuesday (the next day) they had to go home. DW to work, DS3 to get ready to return to school for his spring semester. They both decided that they wanted to go to the beach. Fine with me.

We went to the beach in Hollywood, Florida.  They have a 3 or 4 mile long “boardwalk” along the beach front for shops and people. There is a bike lane for bike riders and skaters and such. You learn very quickly not to either walk in the bike lane or to look both ways when crossing the bike lane.

We played some frisbee on the beach, chasing the frisbee into the ocean until we were all pretty wet. It was breezy and maybe 76 degrees. Up north where we live, a cold snap had just started. The outside temperature in New Jersey was in the single digits. It was a good a day to be on the beach in South Florida.

We walked the boardwalk from one end to the other looking at the various shops and restaurants and decided on pizza for lunch. The funny thing is that DS3 picked the restaurant where we ate and my DW and I had eaten at the exact same restaurant last year when we went to the beach. I guess there was something about the business the appealed to both DS3 and me. The pizza was ok, I mean, you are in South Florida. If you want great pizza, this is not the place to look for it.

On the boardwalk there is a band shell where we have seen musicians perform while the primarily French-Canadians dance to the music. There are a lot of license plates from Canada on the cars parked at the various hotels. Many of the stores have bilingual signs (French and English) and staff. 

After our day at the beach we went home and showered and headed to a Brazilian restaurant. This is one of those places where they bring the meat on skewers and slice it at your table. We feasted big time. The meal was expensive, but everybody enjoyed the variety.

Here are a few pictures from the beach. Enjoy!


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