The Hotel Element is close to the Miami International airport.

Their standard room has a refrigerator, a color flat screen TV, acceptable wi-fi, hot and cold running water, a door that locks, a clean bathroom, clean sheets, and, especially important in Florida, air conditioning. I don’t see ghosts and goblins running the halls but Halloween is coming right on schedule.

I take an elevator, slip my plastic card key into the room door handle, test the bed, get horizontal and accelerate into a car chase dream.

The next morning, for breakfast,us hotel guests are greeted by a diminutive she devil with horns who is busy making sure we have our drinks, muffins, breakfast sandwiches and sweet rolls. Even in Hell you have to eat.

She poses for my camera and wants to change back into her cute red devil shoes for my snapshot. I tell her I am okay with the way she is, part in our world and part in the demon world.

I get a few more scary Halloween photos after breakfast of two hotel desk clerks who are dressed to kill. Both suggest I visit South Beach since my updated flight leaves late tonight.

Having the girls call me a taxi, I wait in the lobby for my next adventure..

God’s and demons, or fate – if you prefer, is always part of a traveler’s life.

I have the rest of the day to be entertained and the TV Guide is not in my pocket.





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