Sunday, March 20, 2016

Allure of the Seas Feb 2016 - Pre cruise

Ft Lauderdale, FL 
Feb 20, 2016

Laurie and I got to Ft Lauderdale a day before the cruise - Feb 20th, staying at Extended Stay America.  Since we landed and were at the hotel just after 10.30am, we had taken the Sun trolley up to Beach Place on Sat afternoon for some lunch at Lulu's Bait Shack, and some shopping at CVS and a little wandering around.  For $1 a ride - it was worth it.  Rode the trolley back and got to kill a little time.

Got checked into the room about 3pm.  Not impressed but you live, you learn. (quick review: $285/night for a room with 2 beds and 4 walls; no amenities; 2 tiny towels each, 1 soap; kitchens without even plastic utensils or napkins; for that price, stay at a brand name hotel in the exact same area) 

Later on we met up with Deb and Bob (our friends we met on Independence in 2015) for dinner at Carrabba's next door, and then even did some shopping at Ross across the street and Walgreen's down the road for some of the items we forgot (or in my case - I needed allergy tabs!)

Off to bed at a decent hour so we would be up and ready to go by 10.30 when the cab was coming to pick us up.  

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