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14 minutes ago, IslandBoundMama said:

We walked over to the shops/restaurants across the way and had lunch at Burgerfi. The three of us cost about $21 and change.

We walked back and enjoyed the AC in the lobby.  At 2:30pm they called and said our room was ready which was FABULOUS because their website has a stern warning to cruisers that check-in is not permitted until 4pm. 

This is great...we are booked there in a couple of months (oops, no in May, got my dates mixed up). Are you going to La Bamba? @Lovetocruise2002 will never forgive us if we don't try it. It's her favorite restaurant there (maybe anywhere).

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21 minutes ago, Skid said:

This is great...we are booked there in a couple of months (oops, no in May, got my dates mixed up). Are you going to La Bamba? @Lovetocruise2002 will never forgive us if we don't try it. It's her favorite restaurant there (maybe anywhere).

Hubs asked if I knew of any places and that was one of only three I had written down. They should give @Lovetocruise2002 restaurant credit for the business she is sending them. 😆

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Our fish is still on n the water.  He made a little friend the same age as him.  He’s shy so it’s only because she talked to him first. ☺️

They’ve been playing for a while, then she just asked him to go to the hot tub with her.  Everything is happening so fast. 🤔😂

 

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1 hour ago, Skid said:

 Are you going to La Bamba? @Lovetocruise2002 will never forgive us if we don't try it. It's her favorite restaurant there (maybe anywhere).

 

1 hour ago, IslandBoundMama said:

Hubs asked if I knew of any places and that was one of only three I had written down. They should give @Lovetocruise2002 restaurant credit for the business she is sending them. 😆

I was just about to ask!  You better go!  😋

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6 hours ago, IslandBoundMama said:

We had dinner in the MDR and went to the show Oh What A Night. It was a tribute to Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons. It was good!

Our schedule hasn’t allowed us to make it back to happy hour and I’m missing a lot of complimentary drinks at this point.

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Awesome review so far.  Looks like you're all having a great time!

Ok..gotta ask important question.  What happened to the twisty lollipop thing that is usually sticking out on the top?  My kids would love this but I know the lollipop would be the best part.

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14 hours ago, WannaCruise said:

Awesome review so far.  Looks like you're all having a great time!

Ok..gotta ask important question.  What happened to the twisty lollipop thing that is usually sticking out on the top?  My kids would love this but I know the lollipop would be the best part.

I was wondering the same thing. I looked around the room and nobody had one on their cake that night. 

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After the pool, we headed out to dinner at, drumroll please🥁🥁🥁🥁: La Bamba!!!

It was totally delicious and I can see why @Lovetocruise2002 loves it as well.  It was probably the best queso I ever had.  Hubs had a taco salad and I had a beef chimichanga. The finale was the fried ice cream!!! You had to roll me out of there.

We came back to the room and decided to watch the last episode of Handmaids Tale that we missed while on the ship last week. Then it was time for bed.

 

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25 minutes ago, IslandBoundMama said:

After the pool, we headed out to dinner at, drumroll please🥁🥁🥁🥁: La Bamba!!!

It was totally delicious and I can see why @Lovetocruise2002 loves it as well.  It was probably the best queso I ever had.  Hubs had a taco salad and I had a beef chimichanga. The finale was the fried ice cream!!! You had to roll me out of there.

Please tell me you had one of their margaritas!! They are sooooo tasty!!

It's not just @Lovetocruise2002's favorite place in FLL, you know. 😉 

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2 hours ago, IslandBoundMama said:

It was probably the best queso I ever had.  Hubs had a taco salad and I had a beef chimichanga. The finale was the fried ice cream!!! You had to roll me out of there.

Hubby and D13 dream of their queso.  Literally.  Ever Mexican restaurant we go to, they compare it to La Bamba's queso and none can compare yet.  And you got the fried ice cream!  I don't know if I am green with envy or really excited that you went! 😄

1 hour ago, JLMoran said:

Please tell me you had one of their margaritas!! They are sooooo tasty!!

+1...but I must admit, that other place we found in South Beach (Tequiztlan) had pretty good margaritas too.

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We took an Uber to the beach here in Ft. Lauderdale. My crab phobic son decided to snorkel again.  He saw fish and even a stingray! That made his day.  For some reason stingrays are on the okay list. 🤷‍♀️

The water is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! We swam/snorkeled for a couple of hours, then went to have pizza right across the street.  Best pizza crust ever and I’m not a crust eater.

Now we are taking Lyft back to the hotel to swim some more. Looks like a storm is rolling in.

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6 hours ago, IslandBoundMama said:

After the pool, we headed out to dinner at, drumroll please🥁🥁🥁🥁: La Bamba!!!

It was totally delicious and I can see why @Lovetocruise2002 loves it as well.  It was probably the best queso I ever had.  Hubs had a taco salad and I had a beef chimichanga. The finale was the fried ice cream!!! You had to roll me out of there.

We came back to the room and decided to watch the last episode of Handmaids Tale that we missed while on the ship last week. Then it was time for bed.

 

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OMG this looks delicious....all locations in Fort Lauderdale and not Miami right? 

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55 minutes ago, DanielB said:

OMG this looks delicious....all locations in Fort Lauderdale and not Miami right? 

6 locations in South Florida but not Miami.  The location that is the furthest south is their Fort Lauderdale location.  We are currently debating where we should stay pre-cruise in March (Miami or Fort Lauderdale)...La Bamba is at the root of the debate lol.  That is how much we love that place!

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Tonight’s dinner choice was Duffy’s. We were pleasantly surprised at this place. We had fried mushrooms for our appetizer, good entrees and it is happy hour there all of the time so you get 2-for-1 drinks there every time. We ordered a banana colada and got 2 for $9. Crazy!!!

We are enjoying seeing all the lizards here. Lil guy said the next one he sees will be named Taco Bell. I’m starting to see a pattern to these names. 🤔

In about 12 hours we’ll be leaving the hotel to board Allure. The last week went by fast...I’m hoping this one slows down.

 

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On 8/16/2019 at 11:23 AM, IslandBoundMama said:

This little laundry mat was great.  Nobody speaks English, but the owner, operator does and was very kind and helpful.  I almost kidnapped an adorable old grandpa from here.  He spoke to me in Spanish and I have no idea what he was saying.  He left and smiled and waved bye to me.  So stinking cute...

 

I lived in Miami when I was in 7th-9th grade. Your sharing is making me nostalgic! I miss Little Havana and Calle Ocho and Medianoches and everything. I love that you loved it!

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