We found that entering the US an easy and friendly experience. Not quite as smooth as entering New Zealand but certainly better than we had imagined that it would be. The only impossible part of the process was collecting our luggage.
The slowest part of our travel was going through the security for our internal flights...we are really glad that we are driving across the country and not doing allot of flying.
After 12 hours of sleep we headed off on the metro mover (overhead mono rail) and headed into downtown Miami for the first morning, did allot of walking and Grant managed to get some really big blisters on his feet.
I was surprised that so many of Miami's people only speak Spanish so we had some communication problems, or we just ended up in the wrong part of town.
In the afternoon we went on a tour boat around the Bay of Biscayne and saw the Port of Miami and the house where the Rich and Famous live.
At the end of our first day we were too tired to eat out so we stayed at the motel and had an early night.