Sunday (11-8-15) the Boat Show crowd made access to Ft. Lauderdale’s beach impossible, so we headed to Hollywood. The day started sketchy, but the sky cleared and we enjoyed the change of scenery. We took a self-guided tour of Jimmy Buffett’s newest Margaritaville, got kicked out of the private pool and found the place interesting, but packed to the gills with “Parrot Heads” and “Parakeets.”
If you never did anything in Florida because it might rain, you’d never leave home.
The rain came in brief squalls that looked cool drifting at us from across the Atlantic.
The trick is to gather your stuff in close and hunker down under a shortened umbrella. “No worries.”
The spotty showers made for a very uncrowded beach.
The sky looked much angrier than it was and a little rain on an 85-degree day is fine with me.
Once the sun came out, this kid put on the ultimate sunscreen.
Margaritaville sits right on the beach and draws a thick crowd.
The Flowrider wave pool was fun to watch. These guys took some wicked wipeouts.
Security was tight in the guest-only pools and we got booted out right off the bat.
A blown out Flip-flop and pop-top in the Margaritaville main lobby.
The Margarita glasses dangling from the ceiling in the lounge area were a nice touch.
Karen performs on the beach stage. After all, this is Hollywood.
Jimmy Buffett says, “Where is Margaritaville? Anywhere you want it to be.” This one is in Hollywood, Florida.