Had a fun week field trip with the lady to Boca Raton, Florida for a conference. Got to spend my days wandering the Waldorf Boca Resort, driving around, checking out antique shops, boats, and I hit up the Palm Beach Zoo! The Palm Beach Zoo over the Miami Zoo was a tough decision, they were both same distance but the Palm Beach Zoo had some drama. A tiger killed a Zoo Keeper and also recently before I visited a rare monkey was jacked and they offered like $100,000 reward for it. So I had to go this Zoo because I’ve never been to a Zoo where someone was killed by an animal.
So we landed at the Ft. Launderale Airport which was super busy and kind of like landing in Mexico had that beach vibe feel to it. Also getting just to the rental car port was wild! This place was the busiest outside the terminal I’ve ever seen any airport, I felt the Disney air but so close but so far away.
Eh being gluten free and wanting to try something new decided to hit up City Silo Table + Pantry. They really need to expand on their meat options and delicious options. The food was eh 2/5 and the presentation was eh.
It wasn’t like OMG we have to go back, more like eh, maybe. Also if you think your ordering something special it probably won’t be. Like a bowl of sweet potatos is just that bowl of cold sweet potatos. Nothing fancy. It’s okay, just don’t expect to be blown away unless your a 100% tree hugger where you don’t have taste buds.
I’m so glad we got the fuck out of that Hilton hotel, the new hotel we moved into was like what the fuck were we thinking? Why didn’t we stay here in the first place? But I realized it’s because it was booked up fully on one day during our travels and I couldn’t book it for the entire week. Anyways, it’s getting colder than shit out here, we now off to Aurora Winter Festival after we left the Zoo.
My favorite part of any trip, the ZOO! I think this will be like Zoo 50, but who’s counting. I’m pretty sure I’m the most qualified Zoo reviewer in the world at this point. I’ll get to all of them one day. So jump in the tram and come along for my Toronto Zoo Review, photos, insights, and wonderful polar bears. This will be my first official international Zoo adventure!
I’ve never done a “mileage run” before, nor have I heard of it before actually becoming a United Premier Silver member. Basically once you fly a lot on a certain airline you get rewarded if you hit a certain number of miles, qualifying segments and dollars spent per 1 year. Reading that if you don’t hit it within 1 year after the new year comes around you lose all progress, so it would be a shame for me to miss “silver” status and all it’s perks by only $250.
So I decided to book a flight to Toronto for the weekend which ended up in a 4 night trip due to delays of course (classic United). I’ll explain more about Premier Silver status by United laater on. I did all the major tourist things and then some, especially when your gluten free you always know it’s going to lead you off the beaten path to more authentic local spots which is a bonus.
I’ve been wanting to go to Denver for awhile, haven’t been since I was a kid. Little Rock Airport finally got Frontier Airlines which is a low cost carrier based out of Denver so now was the best opportunity to take advantage of low fares! I think it ended up being around $150/per person round trip. Plus we upgraded to the front extra leg room seats which was like $20/person I think. Overall Frontier airlines was a pleasant experience, cool plane designs and was a spacious A320. I’d fly them again, seems like low cost carriers are becoming better than United + American! This w
So had a quick weekend trip but some long layovers in IAH (Houston International Airport, Houston, Texas). So decided to walk all the terminals and check out all the planes that are stationed there for that time. I found a bunch of cool ones and ones I really want to fly in the future. The most amazing one? The Lufthansa A380. WOW.