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Keith went out again later yesterday afternoon to pick up a couple of items and then walked along Biscayne Bay. He could see one side of the port of Miami from a distance and then headed in the direction towards the hotel. Weather was very nice with the breeze.
We enjoyed dinner and relaxed. While it was along day with the early flight we were very pleased with how the first day went.
We wanted to mention how great the customer service was at the area hotel we stay at our local airport, the service on the flight and the service at the hotel. It just added to how well the first day went.
We enjoyed breakfast at the Four Seasons before going out on our first walk of the day.
We walked from the hotel up Brickell over to the Intercontinental Hotel. Anne Marie stayed there while Keith proceeded North and then walked over the bridge to the Port Of Miami. This is something we like to do on each visit. He passed the arena where the Miami Heat play their home games. We have seen several games at the arena on past visits. Only one ship was in port and ironically it was at the terminal which we will embark on the 23rd. Keith walked back meeting Anne Marie at the hotel and then we were off to Whole Foods, and then we made another stop. Weather was in the 50's when we began our walk and by the time we were done it was in the mid-60's. A true delight.
Along the way we passed many familiar sites. This even included a vessel named Grand Luxe near the Intercontinental Hotel which we have seen numerous times this time of year. We believe it sells art work. At least that is what it did several years ago. The photo of the
We think the owner of the Susie Q II is not very pleased at the position of their vessel as you can see in the photo we've included.
After lunch we took a walk from the hotel over to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel located on Brickell Key a 44 acre man-made island built in 1943. We walked around the entire perimeter of the island except for the slight detour due to construction behind the hotel.
On one of our walks we saw that they converted an open space to an outdoor restaurant with tables and waiter service. Argentina cuisine.
All in all a great day in Miami.
Anne Marie & Keith