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Sunshine State

by Andrea

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Driving through Florida, the clouds here remind me of the clouds I've seen in Emil Nolde's expressionist paintings.
We stayed one night in the capitol city of Tallahassee, and one night in Orlando.
Then we drove to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida to see our pal Adam.
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Adam showed us around the beach and around downtown Hollywood which has many varieties of restaurants, and shops and a cool art space named The Art & Music Development Studio, and we had a nice dinner on the waterfront.

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We went to South Beach Miami, where George almost moved in 2001! It's a nice clean beach, crowded with young bikini bodies, and pretty blue water. There is a nice walking path, art deco buildings from the 1930's, restaurants... The only complaint we have is that the traffic is terrible.

We walked around Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale which has lots of shops and restaurants. We went to The NSU Art Museum and saw an exhibit on Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modern Art.large_Ft_Laud_NSU_art_museum.jpg

We walked around the Old Fort Lauderdale Village area which has a nice walking area. We even found a park with built in exercise equipment similar to what we used in Merida, Mexico!

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We had lunch and a fabulous visit with my relatives Ira & Sharon
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South Florida is nice and has beautiful beaches, but it is expensive. Turns out it was cheaper for us to fly back to Cancun than staying here, so that's what we are doing. We plan to finalize things on our Mérida casa, and see our new friends again. Then we return to (hopefully) better weather so we can continue the road trip up the East Coast to catch our flight to ICELAND!!!!

Posted by woa 17:02 Archived in USA

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