Williams Lake, British Columbia
January 27, 2001
One of the highlights was a river cruise ($14 per person), which winds through Fort Lauderdale. There is a guide who tells you whose mansions, yachts etc. you are passing. The name Wayne Huizenga comes up often. He lives here, his brother here, his daughter here. All places were $3,000,000 plus. Also various celebrities live or have rented there while shooting movies (Lee Majors, Sonny and Cher, Barbara Mandrell, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis). Saw huge yacht owned by the owner of the Gap, Victoria's Secret and related businesses. (not Wayne Huizenga) I thought it was a little pricey, but worth doing while you are there. Gives you some idea how the elite live. As it was December, there were X-mas lights up and on in the evenings in the Las Olas complex that were very nice. There was some live music in the evenings and an outdoor bar that was doing a booming business.
From journal Four days in Fort Lauderdale