2015 Christmas Cruise – Day 0

We got up, had some breakfast, and headed to the airport for our flight to Fort Lauderdale. The flight was uneventful, with an on time departure and landing, which is just the way we like it. We got to our hotel, the Harbor Breeze Inn, checked in, and then hopped on the Sun Trolley to check out the area. While riding it, we ran in to a guy who works for one of the local restaurants, which he recommended for dinner. When we got back, we walked down to the main drag to check it out and look for dinner. The wind had really kicked up, which made dining outside not very appealing, so we ended up at Coconuts, the place our trolley mate had recommended.

We sat outside, facing the marina, which wasn’t as bad as we thought because the building blocked most of the breeze. The food was amazing, though. I started out with Funky Buddah’s Oyster Saison. I’ve never had a beer brewed with oysters, and was pleasantly surprised at just how good it was. I’d definitely order this again. As for food, we started out with a shared heirloom tomato salad that was fantastic. Since Heather doesn’t like blue cheese, so we had them bring it on the side, and it goes well with the vinaigrette the tomatoes are served in. For our main courses, I ordered an appetizer portion of their signature coconut breaded friend shrimp as well as a bowl of lobster bisque. Heather had the fried chicken biscuit, which was delicious, in an attempt to save some room for dessert. Dessert was a Key Lime pie for me and a chocolate cake with pretzel crust for Heather.

After dinner, we walked back to the hotel and turned in.