Starting out on the beach and then headed out of Miami

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Along the Indian Creek Dr.
This morning we went to the beach first thing. After 30 minutes we noticed that it was a bit different than in the late afternoon. It sun was burning down like crazy and we were still half asleep. We also didn't wanna pay for chairs or a parasol. So we ended up swimming in the hotel pool instead. The area behind the hotel was nice and shady. The pool had a perfect temperature. Since check out was at 11 am we had to cut the swim short. We were planning on spending a night in or near Homestead before heading to the Keys tomorrow.

But before leaving Miami Beach behind, we wanted to take some pictures of the Art Deco hotels, Ocean Drive and Miami all together. Yesterday it was already too dark by the time we made it to Ocean Dr. to take descent pictures.

So we checked out and got the car out of the parking garage.
Ocean Drive
We paid $20 as promised, since we had validated the ticket with the front desk personal.

We headed to the shopping area on Lincoln Rd to get some breakfast. Yeah, there was none at the hotel, except for a cup of coffee. We had some snack but were still hungry. We got another cup of joe at Starbucks and a sandwich. Yeah, I know they're overpriced there but mine was delicious and toasted.

We strolled up and down Lincoln Dr. bought some souvenirs and decided after 30 minutes that it was way to hot to be outside. So we went back to our rental and drove south toward Ocean Drive where we ended up taking pictures out of the car because there was no parking anywhere. At least it was nice and cool in the car and we got to see all the old hotels during day light.

Then we headed over the Mac Arthur Causeway to Miami and the main land. We saw a couple of cruise ships docked in the Miami harbor and enjoyed the sky line before heading further south toward Homestead.
Africancrab says:
Lovely
Posted on: Feb 09, 2010
stone31 says:
Jetzt beginnt die Tour!
Posted on: Dec 03, 2009
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Along the Indian Creek Dr.
Along the Indian Creek Dr.
Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive
Art Deco District
Art Deco District
Waldorf Towers
Waldorf Towers
More art deco hotels
More art deco hotels
Leslie
Leslie
Along Ocean Drive
Along Ocean Drive
The Tides, where we had our gigant…
The Tides, where we had our gigan…
Cavalier
Cavalier
Royal Palm Hotel
Royal Palm Hotel
A diner along Colins Ave
A diner along Colins Ave
Crossing over to Miami on the Mac …
Crossing over to Miami on the Mac…
Star Island
Star Island
Miami South Beach
photo by: missandrea81