Acrobatic dining.

Acrobatic dining.

Saturday started with two overly excited kids running into our bedroom telling us we have to see how awesome the sunrising over the beach horizon is, and It was awesome. I’m just glad it’s springtime and the sun doesn’t rise until 7:20am.

While Jen was out running, I took Miss M. & Mstr C. out for a little beach walk before breakfast. Here’s a law of parenting, given big bodies of water: young kids will get wet.

Yes, we dressed the kids in clothes instead of bathing suits. You can guess where this is going… my son “accidentally” fell in the water while trying to jump waves. Of course, my daughter likes to do what her brother does. So two wet kids in wet clothes. It was a classic funny parenting moment.

We went back to our room changed into bathing suits and then went to breakfast. The Lago Mar restaurant was good. Not better than the Ritz or Four Seasons, but on par with the Hilton’s, Hyatt’s, and Sheraton’s of the world. We then rented an umbrella and spent most of the day at the Beach. I was very impressed with the Lago Mar beach. The Fort Lauderdale sand was soft yet had enough shells and rocks for kids to hunt. We went barefoot most of the time.

The ocean water was 74° F; Air temperature was 88° and pure sunshine. We could not ask for a better beach day. We even had 10mph winds to cool us off.

After making sand castles and playing in the surf, we spent the afternoon at the pool. The water was warm. I’d guess 84° to 86°.

Enough of the not-so-Tom-Skilling weather report. As any parent knows, getting kids to nap on an excitement filled vacation day is impossible.

We went to dinner at Pier 66 at the Hyatt Fort Lauderdale. Who knew that getting a can could be so difficult. It took forever.

My 5yr old daughter fell asleep in the van on the way to the restaurant. I got to relive the baby days. I held Miss M. through 1/2 the dinner. A much different experience eating and holding a 40lb girl than a 5 to 10lb baby.


Despite the acrobatics, dinner was fabulous. In fact, We are thinking of going back. Sunday is embarking day. Until next time, ciao.


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