Eleven Days of Beaches, Beach Bars and Rum

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I’m taking to the friendly skies again, this time heading back to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area on Saturday for 11 days for a temporary but welcome interlude to what has been an unseasonably cold spring so far. The only plans I have set in stone are a visit to the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival next Saturday, April 18th. If anyone is in the area and doesn’t have plans for that day, you should consider attending as well over 100 rums will be on display at “the world’s largest gathering of rum producers, experts and enthusiasts.”

Since this might be my last opportunity to visit the Old Key Lime House in Lantana for a while, a visit within its brightly covered walls will be a priority. A short road trip north to Jupiter will also be in the works, as the chance to frequent the “hop, skip and a jump away from each other” Square Grouper and Guanabanas is just too convenient to pass up. And then there’s always Delray Beach, one of my favorite communities in the area.

View from 50Ocean, Delray Beach, Florida.

No visit to the Ft. Lauderdale area can be complete without a stroll down A1A, protected on its south end at Las Olas by the iconic Elbo Room and continuing north past Sangrias/Rock Bar, Café del Mar, the Drunken Taco and Da Big Kahuna. It’s a bar lover’s dream and often the first spot we head to after getting off the plane and into our car. While none of the bars on this strip are located on the beach, they all offer unmatched views of the white sand beaches, with just an exorbitant parking fee, heavily traveled four lane road and the occasional bobbing human head walking along on the sidewalk keeping you from enjoying some of the best scenery south Florida has to offer.

I’ll be posting updates on social media as to when we’ll be headed and where so if anyone wants to join us, they’re more than welcome. So follow along and come along, if you want – we’d love to have you join us!

Author: Tom W.

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