Day 3 Friday august 21st, Miami Beach

by Ilse Sunny, 30°C

It has been a hectic two weeks of preparation…getting the insurance for the boat, changing the registration for the boat under Belgian Flag, selling the Touareg, making sure all is prepared financially for the girls in case of the worst, getting boxes prepared for shipment from Brussels to Grenada and going out for lunch and dinner with friends and family!

Saying goodbye at the airport
Saying goodbye at the airport
14 Juli, 2015 - Afscheid team in de Gaston, Gent. Johan en Ann met Gin Tonic
14 Juli, 2015 – Afscheid team in de Gaston, Gent. Johan en Ann met Gin Tonic
14Juli, 2015. Afscheid AR Team in Gaston te Gent. Martine, Nathalie en Ann op het dakterras
14Juli, 2015. Afscheid AR Team in Gaston te Gent.
Martine, Nathalie en Ann op het dakterras
14 juli, 2015. Afscheid van een schitterend AR team ! Gaston te Gent Kristin, Nathalie, Ann, Martine, Ilse en Johan
14 juli, 2015. Afscheid van een schitterend AR team !
Gaston te Gent
Kristin, Nathalie, Ann, Martine, Ilse en Johan
15 Juli 2015. Afscheid ex-GE collega's bij Martine thuis. Annemie, Myriam en Ellen
15 Juli 2015. Afscheid ex-GE collega’s bij Martine thuis.
Annemie, Myriam en Ellen
15 Juli 2015. Afscheid ex-GE collega's bij Martine thuis. Annemie, Ellen, Frederik en Myriam
15 Juli 2015. Afscheid ex-GE collega’s bij Martine thuis.
Annemie, Ellen, Frederik en Myriam

Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d’un rêve, une réalité.

(Le Petit Prince)

August 18th, 2015, we have finally left in pursuit of our dream!

Saying good-bye to friends and family is ( I hope ) the worst part of this trip…  Luckily, we already know we will be back for a short visit next year in August or September. This made it easier on both sides.
After a long flight (9 hours) to Miami, getting luggage and rental car it was 2AM Belgian time when we finally sat down for dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Miami (Peppers on Washington Ave). Local time 8PM, it was still 30degrees Celsius, time for a Corona and fajitas! 
 
We spent the past two days ordering on Amazon, finding out the cheapest parking in Miami, enjoying the Art Deco buildings in South Beach and catching up on some sleep….
Miami South Beach Art Deco Style Housing Miami Beach 
Today, August 21st we are pretty confident we managed to have everything organised as planned. Folding bikes will be here in time, new camera lens is ordered, washing machine is ordered (hopefully this will get here in time!!!!), solar oven will arrive on Monday.
We went to Tropical Shipping Company to book a space on the boat and see what needed to be done to get everything shipped to Grenada. We will drop off everything in the morning of Friday August 28th since our plane leaves around 5PM.
There is only one item which we will not be able to get on time (by August 28th) in Miami : our composting toilet !
It will have to be shipped directly to Grenada,but this means an extra cost of about 250 USD ! 
 
I am looking forward to spend the next days relaxing in Miami: beach, reading, people watching, taking pictures and do some sight seeing.
I love my Kindle Paper White definitely a must have on vacation. I just finished Nicci French ‘Denken aan vrijdag’ (ok) and have started on ‘Vele hemels boven de zevende’  by Griet op de Beek,

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  1. Hier is de zomer nog even blijven duren. Maar samen met de temperaturen stijgt ook de werkdruk !! Gelukkig vandaag zondag 23 aug leuke ‘after-ride’ drink bij Jan en Marjan gehad.
    Het boek van Griet Opde beeck zal je zeker bevallen!

    Have fun and enjoy Miami!

    Mieke

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