Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Miami Vice

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by. Well we have started our US adventure and have arrived safely in the US courtesy of Delta airlines. It took us 21 hours to get here but so far, it is worth it.  There was an air of celebration on the flight, as this was the last flight from Sydney for our pilot who was retiring after 36 years of service to Delta!  Apparently he was voted the No. 1 pilot out of 12,500! He seemed like a lovely man – he came out and saw us off – there was cake and speeches and lots of cheering – very special to see such dedication to one employer. 

We landed in Orlando Florida,  picked up our car “Sally” (you will know why she is named Sally once you see her pic)  – and headed off to Cocoa Beach – on the wrong side of the road! It was a bit daunting at first, but it soon came back to Roddy and we were off!

Cocoa Beach is lovely – we couldn’t find Major Nelson and Jeannie’s house (for those who can remember), but there is plenty here to see.

After a walk on the beach the next morning, we stocked up on a typical American breakfast of waffles, bagels and coffee with cream (carbs, carbs, and more carbs) then headed off for Miami.

Miami – its just like you would expect – a bit like Saturday night at Darling Harbour – but on steroids plus plus!- it is just like the movies!

Our hotel is lovely – very art deco like all the buildings here on South Beach Miami – the staff here have been great so far, although it might have something to do with Roddy’s tipping. You see American money is all the same colour, so a $5 note looks the same as a $20 note – Roddy has been very generous!

This morning we had an early breakfast and set off to Florida Keys – it was a long drive but really worth it. The Overseas Highway was something else!

Tomorrow we plan on a lazy morning lying on Miami Beach before I start work on Wednesday  – Hope you enjoy the pics - feel free to leave a comment!

Cocoa Beach - early morning

Cocoa Beach

Our Hotel at South Beach Miami

Glitz everywhere!

Huge Pizzas - must be at least 60cm across!

Our hotel at night

Street art on the side of a building in South Beach

South Beach Miami - early morning

The Overseas Highway - on the way to Key Largo and Key West

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