South Beach

We arrived at out hotel around 11:00.  It was like entering a night club 5 large men opened a red velvet rope to let us in to our hotel lobby along with a small group of woman all about 6 feet tall with the 4 inch heels and legs, did I say legs of ZZ top fame!  The registration was straight ahead with the “living room” lounge to our right and the restaurant Chow to our left the space in-between was a cross between a bar, living room and night club with a cool Cuban techno beat reverberating throughout and what looked like an Amazon women’s convention or the 4/5 inch heel convention either way they had great “uniforms” (sorry no pictures, Alice was with me – but more on this later).  I think I am going to like this place. 

Once I picked my chin up off the floor and recovered from Alice’s jabs we checked in to an ultra-modern room overlooking the beach and headed to Lincoln Road said to be the true heart and soul of South Beach for some food, drinks and people watching before a spin down Ocean Drive to play tourist and get our first look at the “Miami Vice” neon and retro-deco that is the Cover of South Beach story or blog in my case.

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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