Day 12. Tuesday, May 2 – Ft. Lauderdale to Palm Beach, Florida

Tuesday 2 May 2017

A late breakfast allowed us to share a bit more time and one last hug with brother Bobby!  We promise a photo of the four of us, when we meet again.

It was a warm 80° this morning, when we finally hit the street and that is about as negative as it gets for today’s ride.  It was not long before a southerly breeze made the morning temps bearable and assisted our northerly pedal.  The streets and sidewalks were filled with walkers, runners and bikers enjoying the morning.

Yesterday’s ride was pretty amazing and we thought, could not be topped, but today continued to delight.

Not long after we began, we approached a drawbridge that had just started to open.  Perfectly positioned at the bottom of the bridge was a shady park that gave us a perfect view of the fishing boats heading out to the Gulf.

 The ride through the narrow strip of land of Pompano Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Boca Raton, Highland Beach, etc, etc. is truly incredible.  And every town has either green space or a park, right on the ocean.

Words cannot describe the homes that are nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercostal Waterway.  The camera could not paint any better picture; either the camera could not capture the entire house or they were hidden behind massive gates and/or landscaping or the gate houses obscured the view.  Some of the home’s gate house/garages have more livable square footage than most average homes.

In-between the homes, fabulous condosand tree lined streetscast cool shade on the road and the beach glowed it’s spectacular azure.  In the especially narrow sections of land, a “home” would be on the Atlantic, but their “boat” will be across the street (A1A) on the Intercostal or visa versa.For instance, this is the beach cabana for an Intercostal home.

It was pure sensory overload with many more pictures below to prove it!

The shorter ride today and slight tailwind got us to our hotel just in time for lunch.  The small strand of shops by the sea and directly across from our hotel was the perfect place for a light lunch.The early arrival gave us time to do some laundry and to go through the ridiculous amount of pictures we took, today.

On the way to dinner, we stopped by a fun bar for happy hour; too many great sayings lined the walls, but this we really liked.  A couple doors down the street we found THE Best Pizza we have ever had, seriously,  even better than Reginos.  Started off with a couple slices and a Stromboli and could not finish.  So stuffed, we could not partake of the Chocolate Bar right next door, but that is okay.

Today was an amazing ride, actually the last two days has got to be the most impressive stretch of real estate we have ever seen, anywhere!

9 Responses to “Day 12. Tuesday, May 2 – Ft. Lauderdale to Palm Beach, Florida”

  1. Don Says:

    The money down there is really impressive, isn’t it? Can’t imagine what you’d need with a mansion the size of some of those! By the way, which one did you pick?

  2. Justin Says:

    Pretty good day of impressive scenery and pizza better than Reginos!

  3. David Bailey Says:

    I am so happy for you two!

  4. Mary-Ellen Says:

    Who has that kind of money??? I want to be their friend! ha ha ha ha Amazing pics and thanks for the “sick” sign — 🙂

  5. Bobby Says:

    Damn a Chocolate Bar

  6. Kim Says:

    Wow, just beautiful. I’m in Baples at Keith’s place, it is to die for. Love the Ocean on one side and canal on the other, like you have there. I’m liking Florida more and more.

  7. Kim Says:

    That would be Naples.

  8. Travis Says:

    Wow, my scroll finger has a blister! Now I’m caught up on the Tour. You guys are making good time & distance. Spectacular shots of scenery and developments. Keep having fun and don’t forget to use plenty of sunscreen & drink lots of water/other liquids.

  9. Morgan Says:

    Breakfast Chocolate to start the day tomorrow!!! Glad the wind has turned and is helping you come home.

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