This winter is the first time that we are staying for an extended period in one park, i.e. three months at Three Flags RV Park in Wildwood FL. As much as we like it here, we also wanted to see some other areas in the state. We had an old timeshare week and decided to use it at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.
Our hotel was across the street from the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, which was the site of the South Florida Folk Festival. We decided to attend the Festival since it was running on our first full day in town. The Festival has been around since 1990, and bills itself as a combination music fest, family reunion, community gathering, and weekend musical retreat. It was clear that most of the attendees knew each other. The quality of the music mediocre, but the venue was unique. There were two stages, with one under a huge banyan tree.
The weather was perfect, so we had a nice time all things considered. Unfortunately, the rest of the week the weather was not on our side. Way too cool and windy to spend on the beach. We did have a couple of hours at the pool, which was sheltered from the wind, but it was still cool.
We cut our week short by two days, but not before a visit to Los Olas Blvd, which is an upscale shopping area. Had a nice lunch there at the Cheesecake Factory on our way out of town.