Today is my last full day in Fort Lauderdale. This vacation, although it was alone, was incredibly relaxing and fun! I think I've become a stronger person from this experience alone, and being able to make a few new friends and reuniting with some old ones was certainly a plus. That reflection being touched upon, I will continue my solo adventures! It's a relatively nice day out today - completely clear skies, sun shining bright, almost no wind, and in the 70s. This feels like Boston in the spring/early summer time...if only it were this sunny all the time. But because it isn't and I'm so close to the beach, why not spend my day there trying to get my tan on.
The beach was less crowded compared to this weekend which was a relief! But it was still filled with nothing but old people and their umbrella chairs. Nonetheless, I still laid out my towel and napped for 3-4 hours, with a Subway break somewhere in there. I also decided to finally check out the water and see if it was as cold as I thought. Normally up north even in the summertime the ocean can be in the 60s on a typical day. So I crept towards the ocean with all my muscles tense, ready to react to ice cold water. I saw some people swimming out there in it but I thought they must be crazy. When the first wave hit my feet, I was relieved that it was actually warm! Well I won't go as far as saying warm, but it was incredibly bearable, and that's saying a lot from me - the person whose extremities get immensely cold upon immediate exposure to anything cold. The sand quickly transitioned into tiny seashells for a ground supporting the water. After about 5 feet of walking in, there was a huge drop and the water level goes from being at my knees to at my waist instantly! It was still comfortable, and I watched the jet skiers and para sailers nearby which looked so fun! I've always wanted to go para sailing.
one of the many ocean front hotels
That was the highlight of my day though - left with some burn marks but it'll turn into a tan soon enough Later in the evening, just ran a few errands to get things ready for when Krystin and Nick come back tomorrow night. And of course, it's Bachelor Monday so I couldn't miss that! It was a very relaxing night, getting some house chores done and hanging out with Dobby.
Off to the airport tomorrow! So sad to leave..