Continued from Part 1…
The day after the Everglades, KC’s parents, KC, and I went sailing on a catamaran to a fun snorkel spot just off the Ft Lauderdale beach. This was the first time I had been on a catamaran and the first time since I was a kid that I had snorkeled.
The water was the perfect temperature and the views of the shore were amazing.
KC is a certified rescue diver and can swim in the water better than some fish. I, on the other hand, consider it a good day if I don’t panic while in the ocean water. Still KC got me to put on the snorkel and try swimming in the water.
Hanging Out with Chris
When we weren’t with KC’s parents, we were with Chris, one of KC’s good friends from college. Our first day in Florida, he took us to his local bar and introduced us to his friends and the second day, after the Everglades, at KC’s request, he took us to one of his favorite beaches with his girlfriend.
It was another great afternoon on the beach.
One the way to dinner, he showed us the local statue of a Pegasus and dragon battling in front of a shopping center.
Beer and Art
On our last night in Ft Lauderdale, he took us to an warehouse district somewhere in Miami to see some cool art. The first stop was at a local brewery, where we got to try craft Floridian beer.
Then we continued on to the Wynwood Walls, an outdoor art museum of sorts. Below are some pictures of the art.
The clouds that night were crazy.
KC even felt inspired by all the art to take an artistic photograph of me along one of the alleys.
We said good night sometime after midnight, wandering around the art feeling more like a dream than reality. KC and I had a great time visiting with Chris and it made me happy to see the two friends reconnecting, as if there weren’t thousands of miles typically between them. Again, I felt myself grateful that we could travel around the country and see friends that are separated from us by distance. Here is one of the great joys of this trip: watching the distance melt away as we embrace our friends.
For More Information
You can check out more information about the Wynwood Murals at thewynwoodwalls.com.