06.12.2009 - 06.12.2009 20 °C
Yesterday was a rainy day so we did not go on our segway tour. We went to a mall to wait out the rain and then headed back to Lincoln Ave for a pitcher of sangria. Thanks to this blog and Lori, we connected with Bruce Hawkins, a fellow former City of Waterloo employee. It was great meetiing up with him and his partner David. We went to the Raleigh Hotel and caught up and enjoyed some wine. We got a great art lesson from one of his friends Danny. Bruce is celebrating his 40th in Miami, so Darwin and I are grateful to be part of his birthday celebrations.
Today was another overcast day (no major sun at all while we were here) but we did manage to get in the Segway tour. Darwin discovered this in Columbus Ohio and he wanted me to try it. He is right about this being a great way to see the sights of the city. We had a blast (Kim and Kev we have to try this out with you) We checked out the river canal area, cruise ship ports, Miami Heat Arena, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, downtown, residential condos, and the Scottish Rite Temple. If you ever get to Miami, you should check out SPLASH ACADEMY (www.splashacademy.com). Jeff our guide runs a great operation that includes segway tours, jet ski tours, boat and wakeboard rentals. We had a blast and next door is Casablanca's food and grill. Just happens to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Miami. Most restaurants purchase their seafood from their fish market. It's a bit out of the way to reach, but definitely worth the drive. The snapper was delicious.
It's 6:00 on Sunday night and Darwin is finishing our packing. Our flight for Santiago Chile leaves at midnight, so we are getting ready to have supper and then head off to the airport.
Next time we write, we will be in South America. Kevin, we will try skyping you sometime tomorrow so we know it works.