Mike and I have been lucky to combine our board game convention trips this year with meeting up with family.  Our trip to Florida in July allowed us to see family and friends!

We arrived in Orlando and proceeded to head down the tollway to spend the weekend in West Palm Beach with my brother Brent, his wife Sue and my niece Amber.  First, I must recommend the restaurant we went to for Sue's birthday dinner - Frigate's Waterfront Bar and Grill.  We ordered a bunch of the appetizers and ate family style.  I would have to say my favorite was the Lobster Mac and Cheese.  It is worth stopping at if you are in the neighborhood.  We stayed at the Windsor Gardens Hotel and had wonderful service and the rooms were top notch.  The next day we went to the local water park.  After about 3 hours it started storming so we went out for lunch thinking we would go back after the storm.

We headed down the road a bit and found a little strip mall with a Chinese restaurant.  Another good choice and as we were leaving we thought we would check out the most amazing grocery store - Foodtown.  There website description says it all - At Foodtown you will find the best ethnic mix of foods under one roof. We proudly carry foods from the Caribbean, Central and South America, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Africa, India, Pakistan and many other parts of the world. Come experience the beauty of different cultures and foods. We promise you that you'll find something exotic and unusual at Foodtown.

After the storm we went to a thrift store, bought a couple of card games and found a copy of Timeline for just $4.  Then, we tried to go back to the water park but it kept raining and so we ended up at Dunkin' Donuts and played some card games!  One of our favorite games that we picked up at Essen in 2009 is Zero and we taught that to everyone.  After some donuts, fancy coffees and cards we parted ways and headed back to Orlando.  What a great time visiting with family.