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... had an awesome bar right next to their pool. And then the really nice hotels had loud booming music at the pools.
We saw a few birds on the walk, there were some big bushes right next to the boardwalk. Mom somehow forgot both her binoculars and her bird book. She thinks it’s because Dad usually packs those when they go on trips. So we saw some boat-tailed grackles, a red-bellied woodpecker, and collared doves. We mostly stayed on the boardwalk, because it was ...
... and bars along the beach were all full, and even had semi-naked dancers outside! We also drove past the diner where Will Smith filmed the video for his song “Miami”.
Monday was our last day in Miami, and we headed downtown to see the Miami Heat parade. The Miami Heat is Miami’s basketball team, and they had won the Championship the day we had arrived. To celebrate, several blocks downtown were closed off so that they could ...
We made our way to Aruba on Friday night. We took the red eye from Seattle to Miami and then it was a short flight from Miami to Aruba. Landing in Aruba was freaky! The plane flies so low and close to the water before reaching the runway. Navigating customs and getting a taxi was really easy. We headed to our hotel around 4 pm in the afternoon. This is the same time of day that the iguanas move from their spots in the trees to their holes in the ground-so we saw quite a few of them on the ...
... walked down the street for quite awhile then turned back to eat at Mango’s Tropical Café. Derek had the Cubano sandwich, Erin had a grilled chicken sandwich with pesto sauce, Larry had hamburger sliders and I crab cake sliders. The food was really good.
When we finished eating we walked over to the beach and walked south to South Point Park. It was really windy but the sun had finally come out. There weren’t many people on the beach ...