The limousine line at Miami International Airport is longer than the line for taxi cabs. There are as almost as many limo drivers holding up signs as there are passengers stepping off the plane to get in the the limos.
Limos are the vehicles of choice in south Florida this week. But Cadillac Escalades are right behind them. If you see somebody step out of an Escalade, he usually is an NFL executive or player.
The best scenes, of course, are those you can best appreciate not from a limo or a Cadillac but on foot.
Along Ocean Drive in South Beach Thursday night, a man wearing a baseball cap and riding a bike talked loudly about Jesus, while a much younger man walked next to him holding what looked like a giant cue card, or teleprompter.
A woman walked down the street with a herd of chiuauas, one of which was the size of a large hand. About 90% of the dogs were white. In some Charlotte neighborhoods, only white lights are encouraged at Christmas. In South Beach, perhaps only white dogs are.
Despite temperatures in the mid-70s Thursday night, one man wore a silver suit, a fur cap and a long fur coat.
A guy walking past him in the other direction turned and yelled: "Hey, you stole my bathrobe."