Day 45: Happy Three Kings Day
Start: S. Miami Beach, FL
End: S. Miami Beach, FL
Miles Driven: 34.0 (9020.8 total)
Today it was back to Coconut Grove for the 17th Annual Great Taste of the Grove. The event showcased menus from 20 local restaurants as well as live jazz bands. After taking in our fill of food, we headed downtown to the Miami-Dade Cultural Center to check out the Miami Art Museum (which is free on Sundays).
We continued our afternoon of culture by heading over to Little Havana. Unfortunately, we had just missed the Three Kings Day Parade down Calle Ocho, the main street through Little Havana. Three Kings Day celebrates the three wise men visiting the baby Jesus after his birth. We actually thought they were celebrating Cuban Independence Day until we came back and researched what the celebration was. Though we missed the parade, the neighborhood was still lively and cut-throat domino players were the new attraction at Maximo Gomez Park.
At 4:30 the Patriots-Chargers game began so we settled in at an outside table at a Lincoln Rd pub to watch the game. Surrounded by other Patriots fans, we enjoyed a rowdy viewing of the victory.
Logged by Patrick and Katrina Foster at 10:09 PM