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Monday, February 09, 2015

We had a fun trip although it was a bit cool for swimming except at the very beginning. I knew this going in so I took advantage of the opportunity to do things that normally are not fun in the summer, like walking around and sightseeing. There's so much to see in South Beach! I had no idea about the architecture and beauty of the city. I studied city planning in college so I really admire "walking cities". We stayed in one of the Art Deco hotels and were upgraded to the Metropole apartments. Very fancy for what we paid! I can see why people want to move to Miami. The water is beautiful too. At the end we went to Butterfly World. I had heard about it years ago and lucky for me it was in Ft. Lauderdale and perfect weather to go see some butterflies, hummingbirds and other exotic birds, including Lorikeets, which you can feed there. I happily paid my $1 and soon had a swarm of these adorable noisy birds perched all over me. I could have fed them all afternoon but OG wanted to get to the airport early because he lost his wallet! That's my absent minded professor! I teased him that the body cavity search might be more pleasant with some lubricant. LOL It was a fun week overall and I managed to swim in the Atlantic ocean even though it was a bit cold for this Gulf girl but I was not going to let that chance to say I swam in an ocean pass by. I jogged on the beach to warm up and prepare for my chilly dip. I'm sure it didn't make up for all the bad stuff I ate though. Back to calorie counting!!
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