My sister, Carol and I arrived in Miami last Sunday night. We arrived home this past Friday. We stayed at The Beacon Hotel which was built in 1937 during the Art Deco era. It was a step-back in time. We were in the Art Deco section on Ocean Drive. The beach was right across the street. The buildings there were so stately and beautiful.
The first night there, Carol and I ate at the Rendezvous On The Beach restaurant at our hotel. I had chicken with black olives and capers and she had fettucine alfredo. My meal was so delicious that now I just have to make it here at home. We could have eaten outside on their side walk cafe but we chose to eat inside as it was so cold down. It was unusual for Miami to be that cold. It was in the low 30’s. Everyone was wearing winter jackets and hats.
In the photo above you can see the heater that they kept lite. All up and down the streets are sidewalk cafes and everyone had torch heater to keep everyone warm.
For entertainment, our hotel’s restaurant had a guitar player playing flamingo and a female flamingo dance scantly dressed and she freezing.
Sorry about the picture of the guitar playing being blurry. But the palm tree’s trunk is very pretty and colorful.
I saw my first coconut tree. They line the streets of Miami. They are so pretty.
I see palm trees all the time living here but not coconut trees.
This is my sister Carol My sister. The strawberry margarita she is drinking is bigger than her. This was on Wednesday or Thursday. It started to warm up in to the 70’s but got cold again towards evening-down into the 50’s.
This is me. I am looking a little tired in this one. It wasn’t the drink! Really! I was just tired. I am always tired. Just look at that luggage under my eyes. I was drinking a strawberry daiquiri. It looks like I am about to fall right into that drink.
I have more pictures that I want to post. But I am going to do that in different postings.
It was quite the experience for the both of us. It was good to get away. I thank my sister for a once in a life time experience. In spite of the cold, we enjoyed it very much.