Friday: Flying to Ft. Lauderdale, arriving around 5pm. Staying at a humble Hampton Inn just for the night to get some rest after my flight.
Saturday: Holding an alligator on an Everglades full-day tour, and then checking into this resort for just $89/night + points :). Happily, this is the same hotel that my team is staying at for the Monday-to-Thursday conference!
Sunday: Lounging at the beach and around the resort.
Mon-Thu: Conference time!
Thu: 4 night cruise to Key West and Nassau in an oceanview (vs. inside) room. $350 shipboard credit means I’ll have plenty of drinks to keep me happy, and maybe a massage :).
Mon (Nov 23): Ship arrives back at 7am (!), flight doesn’t leave until 6:16pm, so I’ll either pay an extra $59 to lounge on the ship for the afternoon or kick it around Ft. Lauderdale. For $20, the ship will actually courier my suitcase directly to the airline and have it checked in for me, so I can just wander around with a day pack :-). My flight arrives back at SFO around 9:45pm, so I’ll likely be home just a bit before 11pm, and then back to work the next day (!).