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24 February 2014

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After perfect resort weather in The Keys, clouds and strong winds rolled in as we made our way back to Miami. I didn’t mind one bit, it left us with two days to view South Beach in a different way. Sadly it did mean I was  unable to ogle all the outrageous barely-there-lycra-clad, enhanced and tanned bodies that I had come to expect (and you should know it’s hard for a legally blind person to do such ogling on the sly)!! Our room on Ocean Drive had a great view over the passing parade of expensive cars, backpackers doubling on scooters and the ferociously rustling palms over the park. Noteworthy mentions are coffee at Panther (thanks Alice), more new food experiences at Michael’s Genuine and homemade ice cream at The Frieze.

We shared a special and tasty meal at the famous Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant with this sweet bloggy friend and her husband. After dinner we went back to their hotel for my first blog dog meeting with Karma. Isn’t she cute? Apparently her warmth towards me was uncharacteristic for a first meeting so I was chuffed. But you know what blew me away? D, E & Karma had travelled specifically to South Beach for a mini-vacation just to spend those hours with us. It still warms me each time I think of that gesture of friendship and effort for our very first in-person gathering. D, your words have stayed with me this night is very special. It was D, it was. Thank you.

So…. that’s London and Florida imagery shared from our October/November holiday. In between these places was the incredible adventure of Iceland. Glaciers, adorable horses and lava fields to come!

6 Responses
  1. February 24, 2014

    Lucent – I have tears of delight and joy in my eyes reading this. You have captured South Beach so perfectly that weekend…the wind, the food, the funkiness that is South Beach. And to see Karma in your arms brings back the warmth of our meeting and your gentle embrace of Karma, how she just relaxed into you. This is soo0 good. Merci, merci! Sending you love and hugs from Paris!

  2. February 25, 2014

    It does look so windy there! What a beautiful blog dog! Sarah x

  3. Megan permalink
    February 25, 2014

    Lucent the first photo really captures the strong winds you mentioned and how cute is Karma!?!
    What a joy to catch up with another blog friend too and realise that your words and images have created a circle of friendship around the world. I’m sure all your commenters would hope for the chance to meet you one day.

  4. February 25, 2014

    A blog dog meet — that’s the first! And that’s so sweet to hear of an uncharacteristic sweetness from doggie and new blogging friends. What an honour it must have felt :)

    Looking forward to be blown away – and be jealous – of your pictures from Iceland!

  5. February 26, 2014

    This post played in the rain. Loved it. Of course I stand with you in the desire to people watch, finding it difficult to do so with low vision, but then a spectacle happens that even my eyes catch and I think alright, back in the game. And, I want to say “chuffed”, too, but I can’t b/c I can’t pull it off. Darn Americana.

  6. March 4, 2014

    Ooh! I’d love to see Miami! The closest I’ve got so far is a night in Ft Lauderdale before heading out on a Caribbean cruise.

    In exciting news, hubby & I will be heading to Hawaii soon for a babymoon! Cannot wait!

    Clare x

    PS: Karma is adorable :-)

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