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Our Magnificent Journey
Chapter 15
Cuba and Florida
 Classic American car in Havana
Day 14
Miami (South Beach)

Another snug and comfortable night’s sleep.  Our hotel – The Hotel – is great.  Large room, soft king-sized bed, best shower yet on this trip, and terrific views from the two top-level decks. 


We walked one block north to Ocean Drive and enjoyed breakfast at News Café as we watched the early risers strolling, jogging and riding bikes in the morning breeze. 

News Cafe - South Beach

We decided to walk to the beach to look for sea shells.  On the horizon several container ships waited their turn into Miami harbor. 


Carol then spent thirty minutes in the Art Deco Museum on Ocean Drive as I people-watched from the shade of a banyon tree and enjoyed the balmy trade wind breezes. 


The Art Deco Musuem in South Beach

When Carol exited the museum we walked across Ocean Drive and stopped once again at News Café for sodas and rest. 


Then we walked around the corner and up one block to Collins Avenue, walked into our hotel and took the elevator up to the top floor and lounged in the shade near the rooftop pool overlooking the ocean and much of South Beach with its pastel-colored art-deco hotels and restaurants.  We enjoyed sipping pina coladas and I savored a delicious Cohiba Robusto as we relaxed on comfortable cushioned couches and read ebooks on our iPads as the gentle trade winds rustled the fronds of nearby palm trees.


At 4PM we went down to our room on the third floor and rested until 6PM, when we walked down 8th Street to Ocean Drive and sat again at News Café and enjoyed a Mediterranean platter and sangria as we watched the endless parade of humanity flow by. 


By 8PM we were back in our room packing for tomorrow’s flight to Dallas and then on to Tucson.  By 9PM we were already dreaming of the past two weeks’ incredible adventures. 


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