Most of the time we are unaware of what the date is. We do not live by the calendar when we are out doing our full-time thing. So, I have to admit to my loyal readers how stupid we were today....Saturday, May 23.
We are still in the town of Florida City, way down in south Florida. We thought that today seemed like a great day to venture over to Miami Beach and the South Beach area. Hey! Why not have lunch at one of the sidewalk cafes? We got the map but left Annie, the Schnauzer, at home with the A/C going full bore. It took us a while to find the right way to get onto the MacArthur Causeway from Miami to Miami Beach, but after a few unsuccessful attempts we found the right road.
We got on the right road OK....along with the thousands of other people in their cars heading over to the beach. Duh! Thwack! (that is the sound of us smacking our heads with our hands) It is the Memorial Day weekend! The traffic was bumper to bumper all the way from the causeway to Ocean Drive, which runs along the beach area. No parking to be had for love nor money at this point. And those sidewalk cafes? Ahhh...we could see them from our car windows and they were jammed full, too. If it wasn't so blasted hot and humid, we would have rolled down the windows and hung our heads out to smell the delicious food. All I had wanted was a walk at the beach and then to find a cafe and eat a Cuban Sandwich. Was that really too much to ask? I guess it was on Memorial Day weekend.
Maybe next time.