On our last day in Miami it was so gorgeous outside that the very thought of spending more than one absolutely necessary moment in the hotel room was more than I could take. So, we headed out to Coconut Grove for a stroll among the giant banyan trees and old stately homes in the previously Bohemian neighborhood. We wandered down to The Barnacle, the oldest home in South Florida still on its original spot, and did some chillaxin' by the waterside.
We met our friends Ed and Lourdes for lunch. Then, because we had to pack and the drives to and from the home of the Miami Druekes would've robbed us of most of our visiting time that day, the Miami Druekes came to us. The pool at the Hyatt in Coral Gables was extremely nice and much warmer than the one at their house. So we swam. Then the wind picked up and the only way to stay warm was, in fact, to continue swimming in the warm pool. So we did that for quite awhile then headed into the neighborhood for dinner.
I'd gotten excited about a place Lourdes told me about at lunch called One Burger. We discovered it was a mere 3 blocks from the hotel and so made that our destination. What we'd failed to discover before we left was that it was closed on Sundays. We found a cute little Italian joint that was open a little further away. After stuffing ourselves on many differently shaped carbohydrates, it was time to say goodbye. Back home, after of course, a final round of pastelitos and Cuban coffee en route to the airport.