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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

South Beach, Baby

Okay, I've finally finished my Miami/South Beach blog. After the Bahamas, Amanda and took some time to kick it in Miami. It's an interesting town. Don't think I'd ever want to live there, but we did have some crazy adventures. The weather took us by surprise to say the least. The pictures below tell a better story.


Exhausted after our 4-hour bus ride to Miami. It felt so good to finally reach the hotel.






Roller skating in the rain at South Beach.






Then the skies cleared up!



Uh-oh. What are those dark ominous clouds over there?



They're approaching rapidly!



By this time the lifeguards kicked us all off the beach.



Then the rains came down and didn't stop for hours.






We sought shelter at our favorite crab shack.






It was chaos in the streets. We had to walk through the flooded streets to get back to the hotel. Check out the video below.





Here are more pics from our journey home:
























And then the sun came out again.



Then God provided a rainbow as a sign that it would never flood in South Beach again. Or at least not until the next day.








The weather was completely weird the whole time we were there. It would usually start off sunny and fabulous. And by the time we got settled on the beach, it would look like this:




But we made the most of it, of course. It's still fun to play at the beach in the rain.



Here's Amanda jumping into an abandoned sand castle.



We had a photo shoot on the rescue mobile.


On the last night we were there, we got caught in the rain again. Thankfully, the first bar we ducked into had hand dryers in the bathroom.








After karaoke and dancing and trying not to get hit by angry Miami drivers, we were super hungry. Earlier in the night we saw a Pizza By The Slice place and they told us they were open until 7am. Wrong! It was probably 2ish when we got back there and they were closed (yet they left the sign on). So sad.





We had a lot of fun, but by the last day, I was ready to go home. I think I'm ready to get back to L.A. I'm really missing it.

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