My last vacation, which consisted of me actually leaving the country, was last December. My family and I went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a week at Christmas.
It was a very relaxing vacation, but it definitely felt weird not being in freezing cold weather and having snow on the ground. That being said, I shouldn’t complain because I was able to spend Christmas day on the beach, under the sun with white sand between my toes.
Apart from spending most of my time soaking up the sun on the beach, my family and I also had the chance to take a boat tour of all the million dollars homes, watch a Florida Panthers game, and enjoy some of the best food at the trendiest restaurants.
The boat tour took us down the Intercostal Waterway, where actors, singers, and entrepreneurs have huge houses and vacation homes. I remember our tour guide telling us a story about a father buying his daughter one of the houses as a marriage gift. Obviously, I had to ask my Dad if he would be doing the same for me. He responded with an unenthusiastic head shake.
Because we’re Canadian, and it was Christmas time, watching a hockey game was necessary. No surprise, tickets for the one hundreds section for a Panthers game are a quarter of the price hockey tickets cost in Canada. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the game and I was able to take a Panthers hat home with me.
The last highlight of our trip was being able to try all the amazing restaurants in downtown Fort Lauderdale. One of my favourites was Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar. They had some of the best tacos and margaritas I’ve ever had. Oh, and homemade guacamole!
In the end, my family and I had a great Christmas trip down south and made some great memories.
As winter weather creeps up on us, I’m definitely looking forward to my next trip somewhere warm!