Archive for August, 2007

A Great Way To Start The Day


Almost every morning before sunrise, I swim one mile in the Biltmore Hotel pool. At 247 feet in length , the pool was the largest in the USA until about 10 years ago when some Las Vegas hotels built giant pools with wave generators. One mile is about 24 laps round trip.

Fairchild Garden


On Monday morning ,we checked out the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in southern Coral Gables. Hundreds of tropical trees and plants from all over the world grow here. Iguanas roam the fields and alligators lurk in the ponds – truly a primeval experience. The Garden is open every day of the year except Christmas, and there are some free weekend days throughout the fall.

Tropic Vista


A long shot through the Fairchild Garden. Biscayne Bay is about half a mile in the distance.

Night Fishing


Last night my older son and I went night fishing aboard the Reward – a head boat out of Miami Beach Marina by Government Cut. Fishing wise it was not too Rewarding – we caught nothing- in fact only a few people caught some tiny Yellowtail. August nights are supposed to be the best time for Red Snapper,Mutton Snapper and Yellowtail. However, it was beautiful tropical evening under the stars, 4 miles at sea , gazing at the incredible Miami night skyline. Freighters lined up to enter the port and South America bound planes took off overhead. South Beach actually looked quiet ,though I am sure it was not. A relaxing summer evening – though it would have been great to get some Red Snapper.

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Pro Soccer At Tropical Park


Today, for the first time this season I went out to Tropical Park to see Miami’s Pro Soccer team, the Miami FC . They played the Atlanta Silverbacks and unfortunately lost 3 to 1. Nevertheless, it’s fun, low key and cheap at $10 for adults and $5 for kids.


A dangerous electrical storm moved over Miami this afternoon, with 60 mph winds,hail and intense lightning. This is the rain pouring down on the glass roof at my Miami Beach offices.

Sundays @ Nikki

On a Superhot Sunday Afternoon The Crowd @ Nikki Gets Wild!

@ The Beach


A Beautiful Summer Saturday at the Beach. Tens of thousands of people enjoyed yesterday’s 96 degree sunshine – more of the same for today.

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