Just stuff to pass the time

So, we had decided to do a Fort Lauderdale Land and Sea tour to pass the many hours between the end of the cruise and our evening flight to San Diego.

As we spend a few hours listening to 60 other people cough inside a bus that’s recycling the pathogen-filled air, all I can hope for is to give at least as good as I get.

The bus tour, as usual and unless you’re sitting near the front, is a waste of time. However, we’re going to board the Carrie-B . . .

Which is a fake paddle boat.

Wait . . . The land tour did net me a couple of nice photos during bathroom stop.

That tree had a lot of personality . . . and a face . . .

It looks a bit like one of the actors from Parks & Recreation.

And, no, the tree played no part in the bathroom break.

We did see some nice sights . . .

That’s the Coral Princess, of course, looking a bit ragged. It’s going into dry dock next. A ten day effort to spruce it up a bit.

We saw multi-million dollar homes with multi-million dollar yachts moored on private piers. I’ll share those photos on a future post.

We also saw the Queen Victoria. The ship, not the person.

That’s not it. We weren’t close enough for a good photo of it. But, here’s a shot of the fake paddle and the most expensive yacht in the world (or so we were told).

I presume it’s all drug money and stuff.

We did see lots of homes for sale. Apparently, that dang Climate Change Hoax is flooding many of the properties during the King Tides and owners want to dump the properties before they have to take measures.

I don’t know the idiots who are buying, but I hope they get a couple of million dollars break on the prices.

And, that’s it for now.

Wait . . . Here’s the home oh the guy who invented A/C for cars.

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9 Responses to Just stuff to pass the time

  1. I keep bugging Rich to invent something. I’d move to Florida. … As always, very nice photography!

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    • disperser says:

      Does he answer “sell more books?”

      Melisa is still waiting for me to write something that will allow us to retire.

      Wait . . . we’re already retired! I’m off the hook!!

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      • Ha! You may be off the hook, but you’ve got a good book in Gin’s War. Every now and then, I think about that story, and you know it’s a good one when it keeps coming back to mind. Publish it one day!

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      • disperser says:

        Why, thank you. That’s very kind of you to say.

        I suppose that — if I wasn’t so lazy, it would be already out there looking for a publisher.

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  2. AnnMarie says:

    Looks like you spent several pleasant hours . . . at least one hopes. And the Coral does seem like it needs some TLC.

    You’re in flight as I write this, so I hope that is also a pleasant trip.

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    • disperser says:

      It was OK. The river part was interesting but after an hour about hearing the value of homes expressed in terms of multiple millions of dollars (usually, above twenty), one tires of the ostentatious display of wealth.

      I don’t resent rich people because anyone who’s willing to be dishonest can make a lot of money. Also, I presume they’re all trying to impress each other, and not me. Also, I’m sure someone can look at me, see my Costco clothes, and think “Lucky duck! He has it made!“.

      It’s always relative, and I like my life. When I think of having that level of money, I can also envision a life I might not like (other, perhaps, than being able to help a lot of people). Then again, if I had that kind of money, I might be inclined to do what those people do . . . “donate” a million dollars to charity (usually for tax reasons) while spending two million on a pool meant to impress people passing by on a boat tour.

      If I sound cynical, it’s because I’ve met some people with a lot of money . . . and didn’t like any of them as people.

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  3. WOW that’s quite a home! And I appreciate AC in my car!

    Sounds (and looks) like some good passing-the-time stuff!

    Your water and ship photos are always beautiful!
    (They make me miss living in San Diego.)
    We have friends who moved to Florida, but we haven’t been to see them yet.

    That tree is so cute!!! I’m glad no one peed on him!
    HUGS!!! :-)

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