|The Palms Hotel at sunset|
|beaches make Amy happy|
|looking toward South Beach|
|the view from our room|
|breakfast at the hotel|
|apparently the best time for kite surfing is |
|the lobby at The Palms|
|evening on Miami Beach|
|a good porch sit at The Palms|
We ate at Essensia, which was a sort of farm-to-market restaurant in our hotel, and at Restaurant Michael Schwartz in the Raleigh Hotel. Essensia was pretty good, but I think we were both much more impressed with Restaurant Michael Schwartz. The food was better, the waitstaff more enthusiastic, and the setting was casual, intimate, and classy (although Essensia has a really cool colonial Caribbean motif going).
|Dinner at Essensia|
|Restaurant Michael Schwartz|
On our last day we drove over into Miami proper (I realized during this trip that Miami and Miami Beach are practically two different cities) and had a late lunch/early dinner at a Cuban restaurant called Versailles. It was really good. We had a fun experience trying it out.
|in this picture I have just eaten some really good|
Love you, Amy!!