Day 12 Miami

It would have been rude, being so close, not to go to Ocean Drive for breakfast and have a wander.

It was so damn hot and humid even early in the morning, but we powered through and headed out to do our shooting session at Lock and Load. We had booked to do the USA package beforehand so it was nice and easy to walk in and get going!

I have never shot before but Max was really great at explaining what to do and making it fun! I was surprised that I was actually able to even hit the target knowing my coordination!!!!!

Of course Matt was a natural!

We packed up our targets into the car and walked over to check out the artwork at Wynwood Walls.

There was some really awesome work, but there was very little shelter from the scorching sunshine to spend too much time out taking them all in. We took shelter in the Hard Rock getting my next pin and then onto the hop on hop off bus to see a bit of Miami.

We finished up the day at the Miami Heat basketball game, which was awesome. I am becoming a big fan of basketball….this could be an expensive hobby!

Day 11 The Everglades

Packing in the morning was grudging, slow and painful, but we were out on time and on the road to The Everglades.

When we arrived, I had enough time to make friends with Snippy before heading out on the airboat around the mangroves.

We didn’t see much wildlife in the mangroves, or on our next tour – the swamp buggy! They were tons of fun though.

Our final tour was back on the airboat over the grasslands. Here we saw a huge alligator (and friends) and got up so close.

It was amazing to watch this dinosaur in the wild, although slightly unnerving.

Back on land we checked out the sanctuary (I made friends with Casper this time), but after seeing a snake, I was ready to move on…

Matt drove us on to our hotel in Miami, I was an awesome navigator and fell asleep in the car on the way – doh! When we arrived, we dropped our bags and headed straight out for dinner, we were ravenous!!!! The local diner was on hand with great service and damn tasty food. I had to be rolled out.

We had a wander on the seafront before heading back to the hotel to unwind.