On the early morning of Friday 4 November, most of the group stood ready at Schiphol Airport in the starting blocks for the outward journey: via Madrid to Miami. One group member had arranged the outbound and return flights himself and we would meet him at the first hotel. The entire US Immigration process is now largely automated with self-service columns, but that still does not work so smoothly and yielded more delay than time savings … Getting our rental car appeared to go very smoothly in Miami, until at the exit of the garage when it appeared our car was not suitable for rental duties…. and so we could load our luggage into another car and were on our way with a fifteen minute delay. Sloppy that we could choose that car in the first place. Meanwhile, the evening rush had started and it took some time and effort to cross the busy traffic towards our first destination: Homestead. The Clinton / Trump election campaign was in full swing and we noticed several small gatherings of supporters and people who already stood in line to cast their vote in advance. The traffic in direction Homestead remained busy so we arrived a little later than planned at our motel for the first two nights. The fatigue after the long journey caused everybody to miss the preserved F-4 Phantom where we drove along at no more than 20 meters away. In the dark, although …but anyway.