Miami Without the Vice
Trip Start Apr 30, 2013
7Trip End Jun 19, 2013
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We spent most of our two days in Miami recovering from the nearly 22 hours of flying in the past few days and although we were certainly tired, we had no jet-lag. However, we did get time to visit the Miami Seaquarium and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. We will probably spend more time in Miami on our way back from the Florida Keys.
The crowd when we were there was largely school groups (it was a school day and during school hours)
The orca and dolphin show was their main attraction. The orca certainly got the school children excited. They had the orca, dolphins and humans in the water at the same time. They claim to be the only aquatic show that does this. It was quite exciting. The seal show was aimed at younger children and probably of little interest to anyone over 10 years of age.
The TV show "Flipper" was filmed at the Miami Seaquarium evidently.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
To quote from their official guide booklet:
Vizcaya, the winter home of International Harvester vice president James Deering ..
The mansion was interesting enough, if a little quirky. Bedrooms were on a disconnected 2nd floor. So to go between 2 bedrooms, you would need to go down to the 1st floor and then back up again.
The real attraction is the gardens. They were spectacular and extensive (although they were not as extensive as they used to be evidently). I won't try to describe them (I'll let you look at the pictures), except to say that it did feel more like we were in Italy than Florida.
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