Looking at cars

By aaron.axvig, Fri, 09/27/2013 - 23:00

Saturday morning we slept in, and then took the bus over to see Lincoln Drive. It was Walter's first time taking the bus as previously he has just used his car, the trolley, or the MetroMover (overhead rail). So it was educational. Lincoln Drive is a bunch of fancy shops that all the rich tourists from around the world go to so they can get fancy stuff, and I realized I was sort of tired of being around all these classy people. I think Walter likes to people-watch more than I do, as pretty much everywhere we had gone in Miami was full of people dressed to impress, whether they were tourists or local well-off people. And of course I didn't pack any nice clothes so I felt a bit out of place.

But there was a Tesla "store" there where I got to check out the Model S and also a stripped chassis. And speaking of nice cars, there were plenty that I saw out on the streets: several Ferraris, a McLaren, Bentleys, Maseratis, Porsches, and BMWs and Mercedes as plentiful as Fords and Chevys are in ND. I guess I like looking at cars and Walter likes looking at people.

After Lincoln Drive we were going to go to the Marlins game but we had only used the awesome pool area for about 30 minutes and I wanted to spend some time there relaxing so I could be ready to head out of town at first light in the morning. So we did the pool and hot tub thing for a couple hours and then got a pizza and some beer to enjoy on his apartment balcony high above the city (23rd floor). And we watched a movie about Jackie Robinson after that--it's a good one.