Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Back in Lauderdale


We are in Fort Lauderdale, in the parking lot of the Bass Pro/Outdoor World store (map), a familiar stop. Last night our friends Steve and Harriet picked us up here and we had dinner with them. Normally when staying here we like to eat at the integral Islamorada Fish Company restaurant, but they took us instead to a nice Chinese place downtown. Outdoor World did have the potty chemical we needed, though, so at least I was able to make a purchase.

In this same parking lot is Divers Direct, where, among other things, we bought our dive computers just a little over a year ago. The instructions that came with the computers very clearly said we needed to bring the units in for "service" annually in order to keep the two-year warranty in force, so I walked over to bring them in. The service guy looked at them briefly, mumbled some magic words, and said we were good; apparently all they can do without sending them back to the factory is change the battery.

We had no trouble dumping at the T.Y. park just a few blocks from here yesterday. The park charges an $8 dump fee, which is a bargain compared to the nightly $40 camping fee. We had a look at the campground, which is well-kept but way too closely spaced for our taste. Also it backs directly up to the Tri-Rail tracks (as does the spot we are in now, but, hey, this one's free).

In a few minutes we will roll over to Bahia Mar for Trawler Fest.

Photo by lazytom, used under a Creative Commons license.


  1. Do all Bass Pro Shops allow overnight parking? I had not heard about it before but it would be a nice one to add to the list.

  2. Hello, I've been reading your blog for awhile. Any chance you could create a file / list somewhere of all the places you boondock?
    Just a thought. Ernie


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