So, if there’s one thing that absolutely fascinates me about Miami so far, it has to be the cities skyline. I think it’s gorgeous, the way the sun plays with the clouds and the silhouettes just make everything stunning. Just because it’s sunny doesn’t mean it’s not raining… Here are my favorites from my collection so far.
The first one was while I was driving (yeah yeah, I know….hush). I was going Westbound on 395 into Downtown from South Beach and had to take a moment to catch the penultimate Miami photo.Next was right after a rainstorm. The rain just…suddenly…stopped! And it was beautiful!This is my view each and every morning when I walk out to my car. Sometimes it’s just too gorgeous to pass up.As ominous as this cloud looks, it actually didn’t result in rain, just a gorgeous view from my balcony.This cloud, however, was much more terrifying. This was Tropical Storm Isaac. It resulted in Miami-Dade closing its doors for a day (or two) but it wasn’t really that bad. (It wasn’t until Hurricane Sandy happened by that I noticed our balcony door actually has a hole in it. Water flooded in. It wasn’t pretty.)
This is one of the random mornings where I actually woke up and left on time! (*gasp*) It’s much darker than usual…but so lovely. I love the cloudy contrast.This is at Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Rosita and I drove quite a ways to rep Texas at a Toby Keith concert. We weren’t the only Texans there. It was nice. However, if I may say, Toby seemed a little down-hearted at this concert. I’m convinced it’s because he had just come from Texas…and nothing anyone says otherwise will convince me I’m wrong.This was the sunset as it was reflected on the water. Shot, once again, from the parking garage. The last time I saw all these colors together, it was in a candle from Safed.Though this makes the sky look like cotton candy, and there was a very convenient flag for me to quickly place in the shot, this was actually a 45 minute long lightening storm that I watched go by during a Miami Norland Vikings football match. We won. 😉So, I posted these pictures just because. No particular reason. But these were my favorites and I figured they needed to be shared.
Next week I’m heading out to a little city. You might have heard of it. I hope it’s still there…. New York City (center of the universe…)!!!
Rosita Tran III and I, Alison Cohn, will be embarking upon our first big girl vacation because we have real big girl jobs and we can AFFORD IT!
Some of the places we anticipate seeing:
- The Way Station (Doctor Who themed bar with a TARDIS bathroom)
- The Empire State Building (we’re not going in. Not waiting in THAT line…)
- The Giant Weeping Angel andbythatwemean The Statue of Liberty. Don’t blink. 😉
- Ground Zero…if it’s accessible post-Sandy.
- The Village
- Canal Street
Things we intend to do:
- Zita wants to run in Central Park. Which she is more than welcome to do. Without me. =D
- See Wicked. The tickets came in the mail a week ago. Holy crap, I’m excited.
- Walk Times Square at night. For the first time. 🙂
- See Skyfall? Maybe? I kinda want to!
If you have any more recommendations for MUST-DO things in New York (aside from the obvious and the touristy) feel free to comment or reach out to me in some way/shape/form. I’m open to any and all suggestions…but I reserve the right not take them. 😉
After New York, I come back to Miami and teach for a few days before mom’s coming to visit! She wants to see me teach. I’m excited.
Then, another week of suffering before I’m back home for Thanksgiving. I have about 3 days in Dallas, so if you want to see me, let me know.
Following that, four weeks in Miami until WINTER BREAK. Potential Christmas plans include…Dallas for two weeks! Working on it!
Also! New and EXCITING news! Current plans involve going back to Israel for about 10 days in August of 2013. Keep a look out and I’ll keep you abreast of any forthcoming information.
Until next time, (may it be shorter than the last time…)