Tapping this out from a Miami Beach Starbucks, NE corner of Washington Ave. and 12th Street. American flight 1147 to Los Angeles leaves around 9 pm this evening, arrives at midnight. Drove out of Key West this morning at 10:30 am, two pit stops (one for coffee, another to visit the original African Queen scow, which is moored in Key Largo), arrived in Miami Beach around 3 pm. We parked near 728 Ocean Blvd. to visit the remnants of the Tony Montana chainsaw motel, just south of 17th Street — it’s been converted into a CVS.
Stiles Hotel, Collins Ave., South Beach.
Kent Hotel, 1131 Collins, Ave., South Beach.
Carniverous tarpon and a grouper waiting for scraps of butchered fish to be tossed into the harbor water.