As we sat having our morning coffee outside at the Starbucks in the Town Square at the Villages and were planning out our day I mentioned a Museum I thought would make a nice stop along our route -- actually a detour that extended our travel time by an hour. But it would be worth it. So off we went to Winter Park and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. We found a parking place, gathered up our cameras and were stopped dead in our tracks by the sign on the door.
CLOSED ON MONDAY.
Back in the car for the drive south and upon arrival in Homestead (5 or so hours later) we checked out our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Toro Taco, which had a sign on their door CLOSED ON MONDAY. I must say that reading some recent reviews of El Toro makes me wonder a little about this place. It was cited for sanitary violations 6 months ago. Although I can understand that these things happen, there is something about reading this in "print" that lingers in your mind and makes us less inclined to eat here, even if everything has been corrected. Shows the power of a reputation.
We did eventually find dinner and now it’s time to rest up for what hopefully will be a wonderful drive to Key West tomorrow. We will return to Winter Park in a couple of weeks when heading back that way but it definitely won’t be on a Monday. One bright spot in the day was the mandatory swing by “ROBERT IS HERE” fruit stand in Homestead for a Key Lime Smoothie. They were OPEN ON MONDAY .
Poking around the back of Robert's while waiting, I came across these two parrots. They were two of the more interesting things we saw today. That may say something. I particularly like the noises made by the yellow/blue one while the red one preens h/is/er mate.