Day 2: 12/15

If you count the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, then add 37, you get a rough estimate of the temperature in Fahrenheit. I did that in Miami. I looked that up while listening to a cricket in Erica’s living room.
Woke up at around 10:30 at Erica’s house Miami time. We went to meet her friend Katie after getting some sweet subway sandwiches. After we did that, we drove to the beach and spent a few ours sunbathing in the 81 degree weather. I took some photos and swam in the ocean a bunch. I walked down the pier and saw some huge pelicans. After we left the beach, we went home and I re-packed. Diane and Erica took me to Miami Beach proper where all the movie stars live. It was very posh and fancy. Then I went to the airport and met up with the group from OSU and waited for the plane. I befriended a nice German man who helped me charge my iPod. We talked about traveling, good books, and global climate change. He suggested I read “Seven years in Tibet” and “The pillars of earth.” I think I’ll take him up on his suggestion.