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    Our house in Hialeah
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  • the twins of Hialeah up front
    the twins of Hialeah up front
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    My home in Hialeah

    by gwened Written Dec 21, 2014

    Another dot in the world map for me, this is where we lived from 1993 to about 1995 where we moved to Miramar in Broward County.

    This is Hialeah, in now Miami-Dade county. Home of the flamingos at the racetrack no longer there, and where my twins boys were born at the Hialeah Hospital.

    It is done very concentrated in homes and almost squeeze in one to another, and we decided to leave up north, but always nice memories of the racetrack, the Amelia Earhart park and the the birth of our sons, and that the house was paid for!!!

    A spot in our life.

    Our house in Hialeah the twins of Hialeah up front the old racetrack in its heydays ....
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    attending typical home grown churches

    by gwened Written Dec 10, 2013

    The First Presbyterian Church is one of them. 609 Brickell Ave, right in downtown , city center Miami surrounded by business office, and wonderful condominiums living towers.

    As the State of Florida was celebrating its Golden Anniversary in 1896, Miami was an infant city, becoming incorporated that same year with some 400 residents. Railways, hotels, stores and a restaurant were budding in the untamed landscape, and the city’s first organized religious group that would continue without interruption until today was meeting in a tent: the First Presbyterian Church of Miami.

    In 1898, Henry M. Flagler, pioneer developer and builder in Florida, donated land for the construction of a church at Flagler Street and Southeast Third Avenue. Mr. Flagler, a Presbyterian himself, also paid for the plans, manse, and church. In early 1900, he handed over the keys of the newly constructed church to the first Pastor, Rev. William Wallace Farris.

    a history of Miami close tothe port of Miami

    First Presbyterian Church
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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    by call_me_rhia Written Mar 28, 2009

    Remember Forrest Gmp? Remember Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.? There's a restaurant in Miami, and precisely in the Bayside marketplace, all "devoted" to it. Outside you can see the benc where Forrest Gump used to sit... and his running shoes, in concrete of course. And his chocolate box and feather.

    Inside, though we did not eat there, everything is Forrest Gump: photos, costumes, reproductions and even a Forrest Gump trivia. Obviously you can atste Forrest Gump’s favorite shrimp and seafood recipes.

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    food on a flight to miami

    by cochinjew Written Nov 16, 2006

    If you are flying First Class on a domestic flight to Miami, there is a good chance that they would serve a hot dish and wine.
    On this short flight today, I was given
    mushroom soup
    calzone cheese and chicken
    vegetable salad
    sparkling water
    a glass of californian syrah, and yet another after the meal.

    this on my favourite north american airline
    continental airlines based in houston and new york.

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  • Drive Like You Stole It....

    by CanuckMark Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    Miami has some pretty unique driving rules which you can only learn by way of experience. These driving traditions are passed on from generation to generation and do not appear in any official driving guide in Miami:

    1) Turn signals indicate that you are new to town and want to be ridiculed and mocked. If you never use them, other drivers assume you are a local, confident, and experienced driver.

    2) The brake and gas pedals have only two settings: full on or full off. Any attempt to use either in moderation once again signals your desire to be mocked and ridiculed.

    3) Passing is performed ambidextrously. You may pass on either the right or the left. Passing is not limited to lanes only - shoulders and embankments may be used as available. Be sure to take plenty of pictures of motorists passing you, focusing on the standard Miami drivers' salute of a raised middle finger. Returning the salute is not recommended.

    4) In traffic, it is customary to signal your general mood by sounding your horn. The horn should be signalled often and can be used to communicate your displeasure. Experiment with different sounds and patterns - a favourite art form of the locals.

    5) Windows down mean you want projectiles to be sent at you. Windows up mean that you are respectfully declining anonymous "gifts".

    Pretending to be shocked at yet another salute!

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    Great Techno Dance Music in South Florida!

    by rmdw Written Aug 27, 2003

    When you arrive in Miami try scanning both the AM and FM bands for an English language talk station. You won't find one! (Other than NPR)

    The people of South Florida literally do move to a different beat ... and in their case it is one with great rhythm and joy of life!

    Hailing from Ft. Lauderdale at 93.1 FM is a fantastic dance music channel playing the very latest music. Hey, I'm nearly 40 and even I enjoy it!

    When in Rome, do like the Romans!!

    South Florida's Party 93.1 FM Radio
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    Christmas is always special

    by gwened Written Mar 6, 2014

    While passing by Hialeah Florida, we had a home not far from Miami Lakes, and Christmas was very special, so found a photo from that house and like to keep in the web for the memories.

    Christmas tree in our house
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