Tuesday, March 16, 2010

At the Weston Morris

Monday Carole and Vicki and I spent the day driving down Amnesia Lane, visiting old sites (what few there are; what few we recognize or remember, etc.) in Dade County, more generally appreciating Miami's colossal growth and change over the past half century; and the consequent Dade Diaspora, of which we are, I guess, a part. Yes, we did have wonderful Cuban coffee and pastelitas.
We started with a place we'd never been before,
way down by Kendall, Scully's, a restaurant/bar
we'd seen on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives"; it was

After Miracle Mile and Coral Way, the
customary cemetery and house visits, we
drove via Brickell Avenue to downtown
Miami, Bayfront Park, etc; you used to be able
to see Biscayne Bay from Biscayne Boulevard...

Piece of the downtown skyline

And then across the Bay to South Beach

Lots of Art Deco, nouveau Art Deco, pseudo
Art Deco, etc.

And back over the dune, South Beach beach; Collins Ave.
was nearly grid-locked, as usual

Dinner was at Shorty's, capping a week of culinary excess. It was wonderful, Carole and Jim, and not least the bottle of Bombay waiting for me....  Thanks. We'll be remembering the culinary excess for weeks, or months, to come. (Where's my pedometer?!)

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