TONIGHT I celebrate my 22ND anniversary of living here in America’s Riviera – the Greater South Miami-Dade Florida region. I arrived at (then) Homestead Air Force Base very late at night – in fact it was so late at night that it was actually during the wee early morning hours of the First of December of 1987. Aside from nearly 19 months immediately following the horror and destruction of Hurricane Andrew I’ve been here ever since. I’ll be here for awhile.
In honour of my 22ND anniversary tonight I present to you one of my favourite classic television commercials (from the mid-1960s) that totally brags on this subtropical paradise that I call home known affectionately as America’s Riviera. It makes me laugh every time I see it !
Get ready my friends – it’s time to do the ‘MIAMI GO GO’ !
It’s a special Sunday night edition of the ‘Saturday Night Retro’ !
Last night I checked in to my pit stop (on my return trip from the Dallas Texas area) up in the historic Florida panhandle town of Marianna. Within a couple of hours I was sound asleep on my delightfully warm and comfy Hampton Inn ‘Cloud Nine’ bedding (blatant promotion).
After a restful night of sleep I proceeded on the final stretch of the longest road trip of my lifetime – completing 2,764.7 miles from start to finish.
I listened to a lot of great Christian radio during this road trip. My car radio was pretty much locked-in to the non-commercial district of the FM dial (88.1-91.9). I heard some great music on WAY-FM, AIR-1, K-LOVE, and 89.7-POWER-FM north of Dallas Texas (among other great radio stations along the way). I even heard some great sermons and interesting call-in talk shows on various radio stations. I Love My Radio – My Christian Radio !
Here’s 1980s European singer Taffy with her smash from 23 years ago in 1987: