Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thursday . . .

Yesterday we went for a boat ride on the river in downtown Fort Lauderdale where we saw homes of the "rich and famous" - or at least the very, very rich. It was an intersting ride and here are a few pictures. The second picture is of a place they call the "White House" for it's resemblance to the real thing. It is currently on the market for 28 million. We then came back from the ride and had a great early supper at "The Cheesecake Factory" which was right on the river as well. I ordered my all time favorite meal, Thai Lettuce Wraps. It is just the best stuff and the picture shows them almost all gone. We then walked along the street with the wonderful shops and more sidewalk restaurants. It was a very nice afternoon and evening.

Today is a resort day - not going anywhere until late afternoon. We are enjoying the area and this afternoon Bob and I are driving up to another town about 45 minutes away to visit my uncle who is in a nursing home there. I have not seen him in over 17+ years and he is my Dad's only surviving sibling out of 8 children and he is the youngest. He was also born in Montana and left when he was just grown to never return again except for a rare visit. Dad and the two sisters stayed in Montana, but the other brothers all left the area permanently. Times were tough farming in the "30's" and their mother died in 1935 so I suspect things were not so good. Anyway,Uncle Jim, lived in the sunny states - first in Arizona and then for the past 20 years in Florida.

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