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Nov 22, 2013 - Key Largo => Miami

De Keys weer verlaten en via Everglades National Park naar Miami Beach gereden. In de Everglades de Anhinga Trail gelopen, hier diverse mooie vogelsoorten en Alligators van dichtbij gezien. Aansluitend naar Miami Beach gereden en helaas de fijne auto ingeleverd waarmee we ca. 2000 km hebben gereden. Ons laatste hotel, The Savoy, ligt aan Ocean Drive middenin het Art Deco District aan het strand. Net lekker gegeten bij TGI Friday's.

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Sep 30, 2013 - Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, Patrick AFB, Ft Lauderdale & Miami (photos)

After sleeping in different Truck Stops along Interstate 75, we arrived at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station’s FamCamp without any problems. We only planned to be here for a few days with at least one of those days to visit Saint Augustine. I didn’t know at the time that almost everything worth seeing in St Augustine closes by 5PM and there was no way to see all the important “stuff” in just one day. So, we ended up making it a two day trip. As usual, we took the bus tour ride around town where a driver/guide explained the highlights of...

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Aug 6, 2013 - Miami

We just spent the last couple of days in Miami relaxing. We stayed at a cute little hotel down in South Beach that was within walking distance to everything. We had some great Cuban food and just tried to have some down time before our adventures in Peru.

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Jun 20, 2013 - Depart for our Italian and Greek Holiday

Tonight we depart on our journey through Italy and Greece. We hope you will follow us on our trip as we explore Cinque Terre, Lake Garda, and whatever else we run into along the way. On June 29th we depart Venice and begin our 7 night cruise through the Greek Isles. We hope to be able to share many beautiful pictures with you on this journey. Other than that, we have one thing left to say: GO HEAT!!!!!! Can't believe I am missing game seven. Plane departs at 10:30pm. Please pray for an hour or two delay.

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May 22, 2013 - Finally home

Wednesday, May 22nd -- We touched down at about 00:30 on Wednesday. When we left Kona on Monday night we were not expecting our midnight arrival to be in 80F temperatures. After a stop for milk we were home at last at 1:30. 30 minutes later we were in our own bed. It was good to be horizontal finally, with the warm night air drifting through the window. I missed snorkeling already.

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May 7, 2013 - Miami

On our way to the Miami area we spent one night along the way at a campground near Lake Okeechobee. It was outside of a tiny town called Moore Haven. This part of Florida is the agriculture section. Lots of cattle, citrus groves and new to us, sugar cane. Acres and acres of the stuff, in all stages of growth from seedlings to what looked like it was ready to be cut. Another thing that rural Florida has are Love Bugs. What an awful bug! There were clouds of them that we drove through. We started to see them around Bushnell but on the way to...

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Apr 20, 2013 - Week 2 NCL EPIC - Miami - Orlando

Sadly today we ended our cruise on the EPIC - and yes it was EPIC -we all had an amazing time doing wonderful things and having wonderful family experiences - we got of the boat and finally got our hire car - Chevy Tahoe SUV - pretty big black car. We went back to South Beach in Miami had lunch and a bit more of a look around and then set of for Vista Cay in Orlando. Everyone was pretty weary after a 4hr drive but very happy with Visa Cay - lovely 3 bedroom condo in a gated community close to both Disney & Universal Studios. We unpacked...

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Apr 16, 2013 - Week 2 - NCL EPIC - St Maarten

Well today was our first island visit - St Maarteen - getting on & off the ship was really quick and easy, we hadn't made any plans so we thought we would head straight to the beach. We took a few photos on the way and found ourselves a couple of cabana chairs with an umbrella & 5 drinks for $25 and hit the water. It was amazing how beautiful and clear it was. In the distance you could see the EPIC which made it all the more awesome to take in. We had the opportunity to go jet skiing so we hired 2 and had some fun on the water. It was very...

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Apr 13, 2013 - Week 2 - NCL EPIC - Day 1 - 3

Well Saturday came and we were a little bit excited to be finally going on our cruise. We arrived at about 11.00am and the boarding process was really easy. Once on the boat our cruise officially started even though we didn't leave until 4.00pm We all headed to get something to eat - the buffet was amazing - Scott was in food heaven. The kids then got changed and headed to the spa and water slides. The weather came in really overcast and it started to rain but it cleared quickly we all went and had a good look around the ship, Jess & I...

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Apr 12, 2013 - week 1 - Miami - baseball

Definitely over flying after midnight flight from LA to Dallas then onto Miami. Arrived at the Kent Hotel mid-morning very weary only 1 room ready as check in isnt until 4.00pm so dumped bags and headed out for some breakfast. It was very muggy in South Beach. After breakfast we all tried to catch some sleep on the one bed so we were a bit squished but we all managed to sleep a bit. Later when our other room was ready they had up-graded us to a suite with a jacuzzi - wooooooh Phil, Eb & Scott headed out to the baseball to watch the...

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Apr 3, 2013 - Miami - Homeward Bound

The day of our departure arrives, it is sunny and very warm and after breakfast on the patio we head to the communal pool for the last time to get a couple of hours sun before we head to the airport. Our flight wasn't due to leave until early evening so we decided to make a leisurely drive down the I-95 that afternoon, however, it didn't prove very relaxing. In the main it proved to be a 4 lane highway with nose to tail traffic in each lane all travelling above the speed limit of 70 mph and constantly switching across lanes without warning....

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Mar 21, 2013 - First Day

Hola ya'll! It has been difficult to find wifi here. What wifi there is, is very slow, so picture files might be too large to send. So far, the experience has been moving. We served a meal to 130 children today in a very poor community where +20% of the children suffer from malnutrition. We also visited a sewing center and welding shop where churches are trying to train men and women to learn a trade. The food is delicious and the people are incredibly warm and generous. My Spanish is improving in pocu! The temperature here is like...

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