Miami: basketball, beach and the sidewalk/catwalk
Trip Start Dec 29, 2009
43Trip End Jun 22, 2010
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The first thing that we noticed after we were dropped of by the taxi at our hotel was how everybody walking on the streets (we named them catwalks!) was dressed. Its normal here to walk around, (streets back from the beach) in only bikinis and bordies displaying fancy jewelery and tattoos. More skin and less clothes is definitely the go and the "undies undies undies, bathers" concept doesn't apply here...lol. It's like a fashion show to show off your cool rollerblades or matching chiuawa dogs. You can go to the post office in rollerblades, go jogging in the streets and turn at the lights with traffic or maybe kick a soccer ball down the street?? We had a few quiet chuckles to ourselves over the 3 days we were in South Beach
We went to the American Airlines arena twice. First was to see the Miami heat take on the Philadelphia 76ers to which the heat easily beat. Dwayne Wade for the heat was amazing that night. He scored at will and made heaps of dunks, pretty much just dominating the whole game. We had a great time and had a great view of the court even though our seats were way up the back of the arena.
The second time to the AA arena was to see the Heat take on the visiting San Antonio Spurs. The spurs are my favorite team in the NBA and to finally see them in the flesh after watching them for so many years on TV was truly awesome. We had great seats only 10 rows back from the court. We also discovered that the Miami heat team shop at the arena also sold Spurs Jerseys so I immediately bought a Manu Ginobili Jersey (my favorite player) and wore it during the game. The game was great, the Spurs took the early lead that got up to and stayed at 20 points for most of the first three quarters. Manu was playing great and the whole Spurs team were working together well I was wearing my jersey with pride!Dwayne Wade for the Heat was kept quiet until the 4th qtr when he led a Heat comeback. The crowd got really pumped up and the Spurs were wilting under the pressure. I suddenly began to feel about 3 feet tall as the Heat fans behind me started talking and D Wade started making all his shots. I didn't have to stay quiet for long as Manu made a crowd silencing three pointer and killed all the heat supporters hopes for a heat victory. The Spurs won the game and I was stoked.