Friday, September 4, 2009

Welcome to Miami

by Meghann on September 4, 2009

“Buenvenidos a miami

Bouncin in the club where the heat is on

All night on the beach till the break of dawn

Im goin to miami

Welcome to miami”

WIll Smith anyone?

Nope, I’m not in the Keys yet. Instead of making the 8 hour drive tonight Derek and I decided to break it up. So we drove 4 today to Miami and will wake up super early to drive the last half tomorrow.

Currently we are chilling at my twin bro’s apartment. He is graciously letting us crash for the night before hitting the road again. Which is great since he is already in Key West. Thanks again Josh!

The car ride down was long and boring, but aren’t all road trips?

At least I had a very sexy chaffuer to keep me company. ;)

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Maddie was a bustle of energy for the first part. She could not seem to get comfy and kept wandering between Derek and I.

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Eventually she did nestle in on top of me and we napped together.

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Along the way I dug into some Guacamole I had made with 1/2 an Avacado that was going to be eaten or trashed.

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Kashi Crackers for dippers.

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Derek and I also shared this nice fruit bowl of Apples, Grapes & Strawberries.

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I had a few grapes and apple slices while Derek mysteriously finished it off. It was like we switched places for the moment.

After being stuck in awful rush hour and bad weather traffic, I was ready to be out of the car once we reached Miami. Despite my snacks I was also STARVING! I was cranky & annoyed, I needed food and fast.

Luckily, my brother lives within walking distance of a very popular Spanish restaurant.

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I was very happy when warm pressed Cuban bread was delivered to our table as soon as we sat down.

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I had one slice and immediately felt better.

For my dinner I ordered the Maduros Encrusted FIsh, which translated to Jumbo Fried Fish. This thing was huge!

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When I read encrusted I was picturing something a little different, but I didn’t care. I was hangry!

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With the fish I had a side of Vegetables and Yucca.

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I ate all the veggies and about 1/2 the Yucca.

I could only manage about 1/3 of the fish.

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Derek ordered the steak, which was also meant for more then one person. (what you don’t see in the picture is the huge cup of black beans that he poured on top of that rice)

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I was shocked when I looked up after I was finished with my meal and realized Derek had cleaned his plate!

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The boy sure does love his Black Beans & Rice!

My sweet tooth was really hitting me hard after dinner. I knew I had to order a scoop of Sergio’s homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

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This stuff was amazing. It tasted just like the fresh Ice Cream right out of a ice cream making. So good and so rich. Derek and I shared this and but share I mean he had two bites and I licked the bowl clean. :)

Now I’m stuffed, happy and ready for bed. We have a very early wake up call tomorrow and I just can not wait. I’m ready t o be in the Keys already!!

Good night!!!

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