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Day 119-121 - Hanging Out in Miami (Photo's Added)

Not doing much sightseeing as we really came to Miami to visit my son. We did visit the Zoo though.

sunny 84 °F

Logistics:

Miles Driven: 47 (RT)
Weather: Hot & Muggy (84 F)
Camped at Miami Everglades Campground, Expensive but they have a 40' round swiming pool, hot tub, clubhouse and snack bar.

Musings:

Mom has been having fun calling friends and bragging about the weather - how she's off to the swimming pool & hot tub. I prefer the weather a little less muggy. Each to her own I guess.

Narrative:

Saturday, we got some visiting in with my son, Mike. Later, we played some Rummy Cubes (a family favorite) and I'm ashamed to admit I didn't win even one game.

Sunday, Mom & I did chores (Laundry, etc.) and I worked on the blog. Mike came over later and drove us by the school where he teaches. This is in south Miami area, he teaches remedial math mostly for high school girls, but also some junior high. He especially likes the small class sizes (10 students vs 40) and really enjoys being a teacher, but is finding that it is also a lot of work.

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Mike also came by on Monday (a little earlier this time). None of us had eaten much for lunch, so he stopped by this shop for some "Pasties". Mike got the spicy, Mom & I the mild. They were quite good however.

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We had a few false starts trying to find something to do (a lot of places closed for New Years Eve). We drove up to Fort Lauderdale to try to find a Circus, but they weren't there anymore. Then we went by a Chess Hall of Fame, but the lady who handled the HOF left early for the holiday. The building was interesting looking however.

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Finally we decided to go ahead and visit the Miami Zoo - kind of expensive, but nice. Of course you can tell the weather was still at record highs for New Years Eve (mid 80's. Mike seemed to think this was normal however, guess he's been here awhile.) Mostly typical zoo pictures, you can click to enlarge or if you want more descriptions.

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Here's a different sort of zoo exhibit - this tree was in the Austrilia section. It is a Painted, or Rainbow Eucalyptus, very exotic:

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Later, the campground hosted a New Year's Eve party which lasted until 1 AM. Then somebody across the street had a party that lasted well after that. We didn't get much sleep (and didn't even go to the parties!). Oh well, guess it goes with the territory.

Happy New Year!

Posted by jl98584 19:04 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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