The thing is, it wasn't supposed to be a long ride. I just felt like going for a spin, getting some Cuban coffee along the way, and enjoying the nice weather. However, I got into South Miami and the Coral Gables neighborhood, and the beauty of the neighborhood took over and I just kept riding. Every single time I turned a corner, I was greeted by another gorgeous boulevard, house, park, etc.
Unfortunately, I didn't follow my first rule of traveling...always carry your camera. After my year in Argentina, I learned that it's always wise to have a camera present, because you never know what daily occurrence might be photo worthy.
Fortunately, I had my Palm Centro cellphone, which has a camera. It's not the best, but I took as many pictures as I could, and I hope you can somewhat get a jist of just how beautiful this last ride was.
Chris, my roommate Julie's boyfriend, and I are going to go for a ride in another scenery-laden neighborhood today or tomorrow. It's down South, of course, and this time I'll remember my camera.
Coral Gables Street
I have a strong fascination with houses covered in foliage
My bike path
Along with my "houses in foliage" fascination, I also LOVE Mangrove trees
I stopped at a Home Depot. Only in "Northern Cuba" would they sell domino tables at HD :)
Classic 1970s concrete public housing project. Neighborhood didn't seem to sketchy though
13th St SW, called Coral Way
Concrete Barrier Wall protecting a neighborhood. Don't know too much about these yet
House, foliage, need I say more?
Lots of gorgeous canopy-covered streets in Coral Gables
The Historic Biltmore Hotel from afar
At the front door
Those same barrier walls from before
Mangrove trees...again. I never get sick of seeing them.
This picture doesn't nearly do this house justice. Just amazing up close