Spending Thanksgiving in Miami

Every Thanksgiving I travel to South Florida to be with family and friends. During my most recent trip, I went to Rickenbacker Causeway that connects the Florida mainland with tropical Key Biscayne, located five miles southeast of Downtown Miami.grassOriginally dredged from the shallow bottom of Biscayne Bay, this causeway opened in 1947. It is five miles long, and includes three bridges, the larger of which replaced the original structure and drawbridge in 1985. It is high mostly to accommodate the tall masts of sailboats moving along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. data=VYxFeQy4vB4AXb8hmBaIaLEbQSo99CfXu2pQ6LphxuepLMAqVt3qqHDtKKm2MEDUCFaIwttnPGSJbXCfn3DeDIDFzOhAdxQPk5wrkid_Cz0X3M0CHWdDqznBvPqEDDbH2JrCYL85fX-qvcFu4Along the shoreline on both sides of the causeway, public beaches have been created, drawing thousands of visitors on the weekends.

BrickellThe gleaming skyscrapers along Brickell Avenue remind beachgoers and drivers how close they are to the center of a major American city.

sandSunset is the best time to be on the south shore of the causeway as the Sun disappears into Biscayne Bay.

BridgeLuxury residential towers fill the bayshore along Brickell Avenue, while the William Powell Bridge towers over the eastern portion of the original structure, now transformed into a free popular fishing pier.

MangroveA Mangrove tree bids farewell to another glorious day in Miami. Historic Coconut Grove can be seen on the far right. Miami’s City Hall is located there, occupying the original seaplane terminal for Pan American World Airways.

sunset 1The next time you visit Miami, don’t miss the sunset from Rickenbacker Causeway. It might just be the high point of your trip.

2 thoughts on “Spending Thanksgiving in Miami

  1. Wish we were there.

    Don

    Carolina Vann posted: “Every Thanksgiving I travel to South Florida to be with family and friends. During my most recent trip, I went to Rickenbacker Causeway that connects the Florida mainland with tropical Key Biscayne, located five miles southeast of Downtown Miami.Originall”

  2. Thanks for the pictures…………..they make me a bit homesick for South Florida as well as remembering all the great times I had there…….as we approach the 7th year since Brad’s passing, “Thanks for the Memories” Patsy

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