Ft Lauderdale, FL

Straight from Anchorage, AK, meet Liz (my girlfriend) in Denver and it’s off to Ft Lauderdale.  So awesome to be able to join Liz’s dad Mark and his beautiful wife Arianne, at his retirement party.  “Congratulations to Mark for all your hard work and dedication.”  In the his words “On to more creative things” like writing kids books and art, stay tuned for these, they’ll be great I’m sure.

As you can see by the pictures below, we took advantage at being able to take a stroll through the waterways in Florida on “Gabriella” the boat.  Huge thanks to Alex for taking us out on the water and the one of the local Islands “Beer Can Island” for some BBQ, Beers and Sun in the Surf.  What a great time just relaxing in the surf and visiting with the locals.  Had my first taste of Slowed Cooked Boars Hind Quarter, which if you ever get an opportunity to try this do it.  Big thanks to Carlos for slow cooking this for 5 – 6 hours, the shot of Cuervo Tequila and for literally breaking bread, dipping it in the succulent juices of the slow cooker, yum, still makes my mouth water.

Gabriella

Congratulations Mark on your Retirement, you deserve it!  Enjoy!

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Left to Right – Mark, his daughter Liz and wife Arrianne

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Upon returning to the Slip, we went directly to a restaurant that served up some great Spanish foods, including delicious Tapas, Sangria and a specialty coffee drink, dammit I can not remember the name but than again we had a pitcher or two or… of Sangria, haha

We had so much fun visiting with Alex and his beautiful daughter Gabriella, here in the picture below.

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