Work and play
Friday I begin 16 days off the island doing a mini work tour of duty cushioned either side by holiday. I start in Miami for the annual pilgrimage to watch the Superbowl
. This boys' weekend has taken in a number of spots since I joined the merry band of Brits and Americans in 2004 and this year Miami's South Beach has been set as the venue, just 270 miles from the actual game between Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers in Tampa.
Ironically a week later my work's annual symposium, their word not mine, is also in Miami, so instead of coming back to Bermuda, I've decided to do some visit's to our offices in-between starting with my old haunt Chicago, and then on to San Francisco, Los Angeles and then back to Miami a week on Saturday.
Once the worky thing finishes, my girlfriend, who will join me in Miami, and I will fly the couple of hours to Puerto Rico for a long weekend of sightseeing, and I hope a little bit of chilling out in what is considered a sovereign state of the United States. I am told rainforests, Spanish forts, and hip hotels and restauants all collide and I'm looking forward to visiting the country for the first time.