Day 12 May 20
Ok it poured rain and was quite chilly today. NOT!
Again, glorious weather. I would say this has been the best weather in 35+ trips.
We got a swim in at the pool. We intended to go over to the island this morning, but the ocean was incredibly rough and it only takes about 3 minutes for seasickness to set in so we skipped the boat ride/island today.
All afternoon we spent checking out some lesser known places for a possible stay in October or November.
We went to the Boardwalk, (Across from the Ritz) loved the place, did not love the price. $2500 plus tax for 10 nights. The one bedroom units are lovely and if price were no concern, we would stay there!
We checked out Bananas Apts and loved the property. The price was good too at less than $130 p night including tax. The downside is that there is only airconditioning in the bedrooms of the apartments. We are considering Bananas.
Also visited Ocean 105 and although the units are lovely and in our price range, there was no pool and we questioned security as we were able to walk right in to the lanai area (the gate was unlocked and propped open).
Also Paradera Park and LOVED it. There was nothing not to like....except it being a good 15 minute drive from the beach. (figuring in traffic) The rates were reasonable and it is a lovely lovely spot.
Our final stop was at Surfside Marina and we liked that as well....beautifully furnished, great pricing, but no pool. Yes ON the beach, but we are spoiled i guess and want a pool.
I really think so many of us need to look beyond the resort areas and check out these places as alternatives.
Dinner tonight was with forum member Karen Lutzker and her husband Aaron.......at Matthews. It was ribs night and the ribs were ok, not great. Their cole slaw is delicious and we enjoyed our visit with Karen and Aaron. Nice folks indeed.
The buffalo machine at the Crystal was finally kind to me.
Although not as fortunate at Rumpire, we are ahead on the stay, finally. So with those winnings, I booked airfare for son and d-i-l, to fly from Maine to Florida for Christmas week (with baby in lap) and booked our air to Maine for a week in July. So the $ is spent and my Pandora bracelet will have to go without a new bead and my ears will wear what’s in the jewelry box.