You hope your shorts, t-shirt and sun glasses are close to hand so you can get them on as soon as possible.
Here are some images from my landing yesterday.
|The view on final approach into MIA - Miami International Airport. Just before this view is miles of Everglades and water - all very, very flat.|
|Then the sprawl of Miami hits you - now only a few seconds before touch down.|
|Taxing to the gate at Miami airport. A concrete complex.|
|You get some really strange looking planes at MIA, regional airlines flying to local destinations.|
I don't miss the old system one bit - going underneath the terminal in the heat and smog, waiting for a rental bus and then the 10 minute drive offsite to the car rental offices. The new system is great. And quick.
|The funky rainbow windows just at the new entrance to the monorail - called the MIA mover.|
|Waiting for the Mover at the boarding point.|
|MIA Mover in motion. A view of the 1.25 mile route from the airport terminal to the massive new car rental building.|
|The MIA airport taxi pool from the MIA Mover.|
|The Alamo section inside the rental station. Pretty impressive. All in all so much easier and quicker to use.|
Into the palm trees and heat of Miami.
Onto the I-95 and decisions. Straight to South Beach. Left to Fort Lauderdale and the rest of Florida. Or right to Key West?.....
|Road signs on the I-95 just outside Miami airport. Decisions, decisions, decisions.....|