U2360USA from Michigan to Miami at the Epic hotel

Days 45 and 46 of my U2 360 tour across America brought me from East Lansing, Michigan to Miami, Florida – 1,426 miles bringing my miles driven over 10,500 miles so far. I left East Lansing Monday morning after the U2 show Sunday night, drove through Dayton and Cincinatti, Ohio, drove through the blinding rain in Kentucky, and stayed the night in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tuesday morning I left Chattanooga, got stuck in Atlanta traffic, drove through Macon, Georgia, drove through the blinding rain in Florida as U2’s Summer Rain came on my Ipod, and finally arrived at the lovely Epic Hotel in Miami at 8:00pm. After 2 long days of driving, it was wonderful to relax in such a fabulous hotel!

view from my balcony of my fabulous suite at the fantastic Epic hotel in Miami

Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager at Epic, heard about my U2 360 tour across America and graciously upgraded me to a fabulous suite with separate living room, bedroom, huge bathroom, and a wrap around balcony with doors off the living room and bedroom. I could live here! Because she knew I had a long drive from Michigan and would be arriving late, Jacqueline had a cheese plate and chilled white wine waiting for me – and this amazing chocolate U2 guitar! There were also framed pictures of my Elvis and Cilla and U2.

Epic welcomes Elvis and Cilla

my living room

my chocolate U2 guitar

my bedroom

my wine and cheese

my bathroom

Elvis and Cilla love the Epic!

Because this suite is so fabulously relaxing, we are staying the day after the U2 show and driving to Nashville on Friday for the U2 show on Saturday.

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (327 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

4 Comments on U2360USA from Michigan to Miami at the Epic hotel

  1. Very sweet! Love your blog!

  2. Wow! a chocolate guitar, thats awesome. Did you eat it? have any extra? can i have it :).

  3. This is great, Im so pleased that you had a wonderful experience in Miami. We are honored to have had U2 in this wonderful city. I am also excited in staying at the EPIC this New Years Eve. I was born and raised in this great city and have seen the downtown and Brickell area transform itself to a dynamic, multicultural entertainment neighborhood. Thanks for documenting your stay at our city and may you have a great tour. You guys rock!

  4. Oh wow! That’s so sweet the way they took care you felt truely welcome.

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