Our Trip to Miami for the Patriots / Dolphins game, 10/7/2001


On 10/6, Jolie and I, Don, and Missy (friends from Orlando), drove down to Fort Lauderdale. There, we met up with a couple more friends of ours, Kenny and Maureen, who flew down from Massachusetts for the game. We rented a big Dodge van, loaded it up with beer and food, and away we went. We stayed in Lauderdale, right on the water. We went to South Beach Saturday, hit a few bars, than to an entertainment complex in Lauderdale for dinner. Sunday was the game. Although our Patriots lost, we really didn't expect much different. It was a good game, except for the ignorant loudmouth Dolphin fans sitting all too close to us. We were, unfortunately, in the nosebleed section, and throughout the entire game, there was never even one usher, never mind security, that ever stuck his head up into our section to throw the idiots out. They had most of the Dolphin fans p.o.'d at them also, as they just couldn't seem to shut their mouths. We were lucky enough to be wearing Patriots clothing, so as not to be associated with these mental under-acheivers.


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We're on our way!

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Don checkin' the beer supply..

 

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Guess there wasn't enough..

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Kenny & Maureen, Ocean Drive.

 

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Ocean Drive - That's Kenny & Maureen trying to hide behind Don..

 

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Maureen, Kenny, and Don. Kenny's making a power business call.

 

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You ought to see how small that shirt is on the hanger!!

 

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Kenny & Maureen in a no parking zone..

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Happy hour at a sidewalk cafe, Ocean Dr., South Beach

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Don & Missy, wondering what to order..

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Look, there we all are again! (except Jolie)

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Those fruit works were given out free from the back of a Hummer (we added some alcohol to improve the taste)..

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Jolie & Maureen. What a cute couple!

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Snoop Kenny Dog!

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Our waitor, GAYbriel..!

 
The Girly Drinks... (except me, I must have had a manly beer...!)
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Notice how Missy's fingernails match her shirt..

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Jolie looks happy,

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Maureen takes a power nap,,

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and Kenny does his Gene Simmons impression,

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while Don looks a little TOO happy..!

Then we went for a walk on Miami Beach; mostly because Kenny & Maureen can't do that in MA in October, at least not dressed like that..

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Now Kenny looks too happy..

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Hey, what's Kenny grabbing? Oh, wait, we're supposed to be looking at the sand castle behind them..

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I took the picture too late, but Jolie just picked up Missy by her hair..

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NOW what is Kenny grabbing.. 

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Ladies in red. This was our hotel room, prepping for Sat night.

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Well, at least this time you can't see what Kenny's grabbing..

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We must be taking a REALLY sharp turn..

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OK, now we're straight.. (pun intended)

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That was the waiter behind Jolie. They always do that.

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I look pretty cool, but Jolie sure is bright!

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Awww, they're in love..

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So are they, they just have a different way of expressing  it..!

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That's MY Dos Eques..

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You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your friends.. (oh, forget it.)

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Our ocean view, Sunday Morning (guess it beat no ocean view at all!)

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Getting ready for the game..

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Got the truck painted up. No one even through rocks at us!

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On the way..

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..to the game

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Still on the way to the game..

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What a handsome crew!

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What a handsome couple..

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OK, so maybe this couple is a little cuter.. (nothing to do with Kenny..)

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Check out the faces, everyone is confused.

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Can you guess which team we were there for??

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Mmmmm, Pringles..

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Jolie's doing the Pringle dance..

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Bigger van to our right were Pats fans too (van envy?)(not as cool as us, though)..

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Note the van seat Don's sitting on.., apparently it comes right out!

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Missy has her drink, she's happy now.

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Master Chef in action..

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They're feeling much better, found the pee place..

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What the hell's on that??

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At least I couldn't catch the grass on fire like I do at the Citrus Bowl..

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So we were a little bit messy..

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"Well I'm not putting my car on the roof and taking it for a ride.." (makes more sense after you read the caption)

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My ears popped twice on the way up..

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Wow, the people look like ants down there..

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Did I mention we were up high?? (excuse me, while I kiss the sky)!

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Jolie, Kenny, Maureen and I were up there. Missy & Don had real seats down near the field..

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Huh???

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I sure hope I don't lean forward and fall..

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Maureen going for Lemonade. Did I mention it was 100 degrees?

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Look, those dots on the field are the players..

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After..

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..the..

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..game.

DSC00044.jpg (84586 bytes) That night, we had to stop at Steak & Shake on the way back home. Some of us were not feeling well (not me!).

 

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