Last week, I traveled with my fun-loving company photographer to Fort Lauderdale for The Rich Web Experience. Both my talks were on Wednesday afternoon, so we had plenty of time to enjoy our hotel, the beach and the beautiful weather.
After hitting the Hard Rock Casino on Thursday night, we decided to take things up a notch. Friday afternoon we rented a 2008 Corvette Convertible and drove to Key West for the night. I was a little hesitant to spend the money at first, but when I fired up the car and realized how fast it was, my buyers remorse quickly disappeared and an evil laugh ensued. Having zero to sixty in 4.3 seconds was a whole lotta fun!
We drove 200 miles to Key West with no plans for the night and quickly found the last room available at the Ocean Key Resort. It was right on the water, had close proximity to the nightlife and a fantastic breakfast on the balcony.
On Saturday, we relaxed at the pool for a couple hours and then headed to the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum to learn about the Spanish Galleons of 1622. This was a very cool exhibit that explains Mel Fisher's $200 million treasure hunt as well as the history and other happenings of the 1600s. I highly recommend going if you're ever in Key West.
Thanks to Jay Zimmerman for inviting me to The Rich Web Experience. The combination of a sweet room, an awesome travel partner, great weather and a fast car made for a heckuva vacation. For more pictures from our trip, checkout my Rich Web Experience 2010 set on Flickr.