Before I get to Part 2 of our vacation, I wanted to post this before I forgot.
While in Monaco, it was hard to miss this yacht. It was quite impressive and after a little internet research, we found out it is the 31st largest yacht in the world, built by Oracle‘s yacht-fanatic founder and CEO Larry Ellison. Note the half-court basketball court on the back.
Even more interesting to us was that when we were in Zihuatanejo, Mexico in 2000, this same boat was in the bay and we were told it was Larry Ellison’s boat (then it was, he since sold it). We were in a boat near the yacht when we noticed people playing basketball on the court and two guys, each in a dingy, waiting in the water to retrieve any basketballs that went overboard.