Monday, October 17, 2005

Millionaires Row


The beautiful and charming Susan and I recently caught the Island Queen cruise along Millionaires Row in Biscayne Bay. We watched this amazing sunset as a tropical breeze blew. The temperature and humidity here is starting to drop reminding us that soon a severe Florida winter will be upon us plunging tempratures into the seventies. I remember why we live here: we have greatest winter weather on the planet.

The cruise took us by the homes of multi-zillionaires. My buddy, Jason, said it was a lesson in covetousness. The homes on Biscayne Bay are palatial spreads owned by Gloria Estefan, Shaquille O’Neal, P. Diddy, and Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Airlines. We saw a house once owned by Al Capone. We spied a bobble-head likeness of Shaquille O’Neal on Shaq's boat dock. The tour guide had a handful of tongue-in-cheek comments to make about many of these mansion’s residents. These famous folks live very public lives and are easy targets for our jokes.

I was glad to be there with my wife and good friends. We joked, we watched fireworks together, and we and shared a mouth-watering feast. This is the life the rich and famous probably covet. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

3 comments:

bill the real deal said...

Must be nice! I wish kelli & I could take a ride on the love boat!
Did you go to Miami Ink tattoo shop while you were down there?

Bob Franquiz said...

Hey, how come my book isn't on your MUST READ pile?

I'm hurt!

Bryon Mondok said...

Bob: I gotta get it in my pile. As a matter of fact, Dan and I were talking about that just today. I'm lokking forward to reading it...