Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bienvenido a Miami

Of course with a 16 hour overnight layover in Miami, Florida, I did what any sensible red-blooded American would do - I tried to stay awake the whole time.  Given the Orange Bowl Catastrophe of y'or, it was a must.  MI-AMI!!!

So I rented a car and drove to South Beach.  Dinner at Ola (1745 James Ave.) was quite nice, as it should have been given the price tag.  I enjoyed some non-Peruvian "Fire & Ice" ceviche, crispy pork, and a delicious "Deconstructed Key Lime Pie."  Afterwards, I strolled to find a cool (temperature) place to hang out, and yeah, there are no cool places in Miami... just places to sweat, and sweat less!  Since all of the girls were wearing 6 - 9 inch high heels, there was really no one there eye-level or below with whom to make friends, so I opted for a different locale after a few hours - Fort Lauderdale.

I knew my friend Natalie was a bartender there, and it wasn't too far, and I had to utilize my wheels.  What I didn't know was that Natalie's twin sister ALSO works at the same club and had absolutely no idea who I was!  "Hellooo... helloo?  Remember me?  No?  Really?  That's cool, I can take a hint."  No, actually Didi was very nice once she stopped ignoring me as the crazy guy waving his arms in the air like a third base coach on steroids (Do the base coaches take steroids too?), and she took me to her sister.  It turns out their family is from Colombia and actually gave me some travel tips for the big trip.  Well anyway, everything closed at 4 am, so I slept in the car for two hours and proceded back to South Beach just in time for sunrise.  I hope you like the photos.  Next stop: Bogota!

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