Miami Day again. This time we went to the Bayside Mall, which is an arduous half hour walk from the port. I say arduous because there is no real path to Bayside. You traverse highways and grass and industrial areas. But, it’s worth it because then you are at a mall with a Gap and a Sharper Image (The Place to Get The Stuff You Need That You Really Don’t Need At All) and a food court, which, when you are stuck on a ship 24/7, are all a collective oasis of the land life you never thought you would miss so much.
The best thing about Bayside Mall was that we got to hang out with our friend, Ben Johnson, who is finishing up his Second City stint on the Norwegian Pearl. Ben is one of my (and Steve’s) favorite people and seeing him for lunch was such a fun time. We pretty much compared notes (talked “ship”) and then just laughed and laughed and laughed. Three people who knew each other well, hadn’t seen each other in a while, and didn’t have to censor themselves around the NCL cameras. It was great. Hi, Ben.