Holidays and get aways

After selling our house a month or so back, I began to wonder if I could attend the Indy 500 in a way that wouldn’t be completely selfish. Doing this involved fitting a family holiday in Florida alongside my trip to Indianapolis. Initially, it didn’t appear as if it would be too difficult, with the hotels around Miami not being prohibitively expensive at the end of May. Some of them were a little further north than we would like, but most of the ones we looked at put the beach within walking distance. That aspect was somewhat critical for the four days I’d be up at the race, so that Fliss & the kids could get to the boardwalk with the minimum of hassle. However, another problem was that as well as the date of the race being a fixed point, we had to be back on the 1st of June with Fliss having a wedding shoot to do on the 3rd. That left only a couple of days upon my return from the race to enjoy what was left of the family holiday. The more we tried to make it work, the more we came to the realisation that
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