Monday, February 05, 2007

Coming soon: Another road trip!

Remember your first Spring Break trip? Or your most recent one?

I need your help. Early next month, I'm heading back out on the road for another -- short -- road trip to Florida's fave spring break spots. Some will be places you'd take kids; others may be place where a little more raucousness is the norm.

We want to hear about them all. You can post your suggestions here as a comment, or e-mail me directly at jwooldridge@MiamiHerald.com.

As for my first spring break, it was back in college. A scholarship student, I didn't have a lot of bucks to throw around. But some of my friends did, and one offered me a spot on his family's yacht moored in Fort Lauderdale. A gang of us piled in an ancient station wagon and headed south from Duke in a driving snowstorm.

Fort Lauderdale, it turned out, was heaven. The Elbow Room! Motels on A1A! The Beach! SUN!

As for the yacht: Yummy. But the quarters were a little too close for comfort -- especially after my designated sleeping space turned out to be the captain's bed. I demurred and went immediately to a motel room shared by eight other students. No wonder Fort Lauderdale threw out the kids and opted for families instead.

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