Trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ron was already in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as an attendee and guest speaker at the semi-annual conference for the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC). The plan was simple. Two sons, Graeme and Alan, would hop on a plane in Ottawa and fly down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida via Northwest Airlines.
The change over in Detroit is a bit exciting since the tunnel is lit with an array of flashing lights that change colours regularly. The overhead tram at the Detroit Airport is also fun to ride.
With only one plane change in Detroit, it was hoped that everything would go fine, and it did until they arrived in Fort Lauderdale where the baggage handlers couldn’t get the cargo doors open. That problem was solved though and after an hour extra wait, father and two sons went off to explore the Fort Lauderdale area.
The temperature in Fort Lauderdale was unusually cold with temperatures the first day only marginally above freezing.
Seemed like a good time to take the water taxi and travel around the inland channels and look at expensive h mes and some pretty fancy yachts.
Lots of nice beaches for walking along but definitely not temperatures suitable for sun bathing.
A boat trip through the Everglades to look for alligators was successful and like any tourist would be we were happy to watch the alligator handle check for cavities :-).
When Alan wanted to go for a swim in the hotel pool, scuba lessons were underway but he dove in anyway.
There were many more sights to see, but seeing them all isÂ a short time was the big challenge.
Everyone needs to bring home a souvenir coconut and Graeme and Alan had theirs at the end of the trip.