Off Again: Day 6

The day started off very cool — about 11°C — which made it good for driving.  Yesterday afternoon I decided to cancel my original booking after finding my room at the bottom of a set of stairs and my neighbours were outside blaring music.  Also, the rather surly desk clerk said to change my room would be an extra $12 so I just cancelled and went to a place with free Wifi and sat with an ice cold cherry Coke and found a nearby HoJo that was lovely.  Dig the orange wall.   While looking for the restaurant, I discovered an outlet mall so I started my morning on the road there.  Got a very good deal on new shoes with laces that I hope will be really comfortable.  Will try them out tomorrow.

I was back on the I95S by 10 a.m. and in Miami by 11:45.  It is not an easy city to find your way around in and my GPS keeps trying to put me on a toll expressway but I’m learning my way around that.  My first stop was to Deal Airport Parking where I will be leaving my car while I head to the Dominican.  I spoke to the young man behind the counter and the shuttle will be no problem.  My motel is quite close — in Little Havana — right on Calle Ocho.  If I head out East in the morning, I will get to Domino Park where I can get on a Big Bus tour that will take me to all the places I want to see.

The Mayfair Hotel opposite Coco Walk.

This afternoon I did get to see a lot of Art Deco buildings while driving around getting my bearings.  I also got to Coco Walk (mostly under new construction) but it is part of a large area of small shops and outdoor restaurants. I ate at one called Jaguar which was very nice.  As soon as I sat down, a waiter brought chips and dip, ice water in a bottle, and a glass.  I thought it was a bit expensive and I wasn’t too hungry, so I ordered a spoonful of an oriental appetizer and a dish of grilled vegetables.  A bit disturbing, I used their Wifi and later got an email thanking me for visiting their restaurant.

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Tonight, my TV isn’t working and someone’s supposed to be coming to fix it.  If he doesn’t come soon, there won’t be much point asI’dliketo get ready for bed soon.  This is the first place I’ve stayed more than one night but a day and a half really isn’t enough to do Miami justice.  Hopefully the tour will give each chance to get to know it a little better and see some more of the points of interest.  Here is one of the Art Deco buildings I saw today.

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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2 Responses to Off Again: Day 6

  1. Lynn Cochrane says:

    Little Havana has great Cuban sandwiches..just look for the line ups.
    Love your picture of street art….
    You will be in the D.R. soon 🇩🇴

    • mysm2000 says:

      That’s part of the restaurant’s patented design; it’s basically the same as their card. I think I have a full day with the Hop On/Off — am staying in Little Havana and haven’t seen any line-ups so far. Think I’m organized for getting to the DR Wed. Hope so. Thanks for keeping tabs.

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