Afternoon beach time and late night Mojito in Miami Beach

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Pool of the hotel
So my friend and I like to watch "Burn Notice" on the USA network, which is a show about a spy who was "burned" or fired. It plays in Miami, especially around the Art Deco hotels along Ocean Drive. So this was the destination for our stay in Miami Beach. Silly, I know.

We found the Days Inn hotel in a coupon book we had picked up at Denny's. (See hotel review for how that worked out.)

We headed to the beach as fast as we could, or after making sure the darn safe worked. The beach is as nice as anywhere in Miami. Not many people out at the beginning of November, but the weather was gorgeous. Perfect beach weather. We enjoyed the water and the sun for a couple of hours.

Back at the hotel we got ready for a night on the town.
Miami Beach
Hungry and set to see Ocean Drive we headed to the boardwalk and walked south toward the Art Deco district. I was a little off on the location of the hotel otherwise we would have taken a cab.

We stopped at Finnegan's Way Irish Pub on Ocean Drive for something to eat. By now we had walked from 43rd St. down to 14th and could really use the calories. haha Our mission after dinner was to find a authentic Mojito.

We walked to pretty much the end of Ocean Drive, past the colorful, awesome and always full gay bar, the Clevelander outdoor club and the numerous restaurants. Waiters stick menus in your face everywhere. But this time we were too full to think of food.

We did finally stop at one of the restaurants that offered 2 drinks for the price of one. We asked if they had Mojitos and sat down after they said they did.
Me and the Mojito
Well, maybe next time I'll ask how big the drink is, or pay attention to the glasses on the other tables. We ordered our drinks 2 Mojitos to the price of one. When the waiter came with the two gigantic glasses we almost died laughing. Well, next time we know better.

We bought fought with our beverage and horrible lost. Neither one of us made it half way. We ended up getting to go cups and figured we'd drink the rest on the walk back to the hotel. But then we got out of our chairs and realized that our feet did not wanna walk the 2.5 miles back to our hotel.

Apparently a cabie figured this out too and stop right next to us and asked if we wanted a ride. This was one block from where we had had the Mojitos. So the to-go-cup ended up in the closest trash can and we were in the cab on our way to the hotel.

That was pretty much the end of the night.  We sleep light that night, because it was a bit chilly and noisy from the AC, but god knows you can't turn off the AC in Florida. You'll sweat away before the night is out.
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Pool of the hotel
Pool of the hotel
Miami Beach
Miami Beach
Me and the Mojito
Me and the Mojito
Giant Mojito
Giant Mojito
Days Inn Miami Beach
Days Inn Miami Beach
Building next to our hotel
Building next to our hotel
Hotel from the boardwalk
Hotel from the boardwalk
Birdie
Birdie
At the beach by our hotel
At the beach by our hotel
Birdie
Birdie
On the boardwalk
On the boardwalk
Cruise ship
Cruise ship
Miami Beach Hotels & Accommodations review
Not the greatest, but definitly not unusual for Miami
We found this hotel in a coupon book. On arrival the staff informed us that the coupon was not valid anymore. So we ended up paying $85 for the night.… read entire review
Miami Beach
photo by: B-Town