Yesterday, my travel mates (Peter Schmidt and Jens Ole Kragh) and I, arrived at the hotel in Fort Lauderdale (Hampton Inn), where we’re staying for the next couple of days. The flight from Frankfurt in Germany to Miami was almost 10 hours. The flight was less than 50% booked, so even on “monkey class”, the flight was comfortable.
Last time I visited Miami was 15 years ago, so I wanted to check out downtown Miami to see if anything has changed. We went to the Bayside Marketplace to grab some food and a beer at Hooters. Everything looked excalty the way it did 15 years ago… Amazing.
Today we’re going to “shop ‘till we drop” in the “Sawgrass Mill”. The Sawgrass Mill is one of the biggest shopping malls in the United States, so I might have a chance to find something great to bring home to my wife and my son.
Tomorrow (Saturday) we’re going check out from the hotel early, and drive though the Everglades National Park. The Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee.
We plan to arrive in Orlando late Saturday night.