Other than getting bit up by mosquitoes, we went on a tour of Miami and checked out the Viscayne house and gardens. Personally, I could care less about the gardens, but the house was a historical hot spot, so that got my attention. Unfortunately, they wouldn't let us take pictures inside (and they were serious about that with security guards at every turn), so I grabbed a few outside.
|This looks like the entrance way to Wonderland|
Anyways, the rest of the tour also consisted of a ride through Coral Gables, a beautiful area with amazing homes and the Venetian Pool, a few more areas that weren't as interesting.
Our poor tour guide was given a 'Tiffany look' when he tried to get on me about not laughing at his lame jokes. I really wanted to tell him that I was seriously considering the idea of giving him and the driver a tip, but he totally messed that up by calling me out over the mic. I was nice though, and only settled for a glare, which forced him to continue with his tour.
Weird thing about Florida is that it gets dark around 7ish, rather than 9:30, 10:00 like it does in Michigan. (There really is a point to this little fact, I promise.)
We went on another tour that went through the Millionaire Row, showing houses where Usher threw an MTV after party, Diddy, Shaq, Gloria Estefan and many others live or lived. Another favorite was the house where Scarface was shot and where Al Capone lived for 20 years. There was one where the owner had his backyard air conditioned. (Slightly out of control, but okay.) My favorite part about this cruise was seeing the Miami skyline from the water.
|Was tempted to pitch this one, but I think it totally fits the city|
So, it looks like I'll be checking out the Everglades and spending another day in Miami. Maybe tomorrow, the sun will actually come out.