Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/Orlando   Leave a comment

Day 17-23

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale was exciting. Lifestyles of the rich and famous.

We took 2 narrated boat cruises and saw the homes of Rosie O’Donnell, Elizabeth Taylor, Owners of PetsMart and Sunglass Hut, Johnnie Weismiller. Below are some of the mansions we saw. Check out the lower right photo. They even have their own helicopter!

Below left was Al Capone’s house. He used the one in the back and his security used the one in the front. The house on the right can be rented, which they do for models and photography shoots.

I think everyone was drooling as we passed each house, or should I say mansion?

You never know what you’ll see at the docks.

Darn, just missed Judge Judy’s yacht.

Then, there were the “spring breakers”

The Jungle Queen Cruise not only showed us beautiful homes, but also provided a wonderful BBQ dinner and show. “Coconut drinks” were available. Not only was the drink in a coconut, but the coconut was a work of art.

The ventriloquist was great. Since we had a honeymooner in the audience, he decided to harass him up on stage. HaHa reminded me of the time Bill was called on stage in Las Vegas.

You never know what you’re going to come across on our adventures. While waiting for our dinner cruise, we met a man from Jamaica making hats from Coconut Palms. The hats were unique because along with the hat, you get a grasshopper and tall reeds. Check it out!

Miami Beach was impressive. How many can say they live in a big city, like Miami, and get to the Atlantic Ocean Beach in minutes,

that is, depending on traffic.

The city of Miami has an interesting architectural style. Check out the Burger King below.

The old Pan Am building is now the city hall.

Have you ever seen a public pool this beautiful in the middle of a big city?

We were pleasantly surprised and impressed with Miami. It is not at all what we expected.

We moved on to Orlando area, home of DisneyWorld, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. Since Bill and I lived in the area and worked at Disney, we took the time to visit with friends.

We had the best time just “catching up.”

We had brunch with guests that are on our current Southern Exposure trip and 4 others who were in the area for a “Civil War” reunion.

Before leaving Orlando, we had dinner and a show at Arabian Nights.

What a great show they put on.

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