And we had lunch at this cafe, which I highly recommend to anyone visiting Havana, Florida. Ernie and I split a Cuban pork sandwich and each had a cup of the most delicious mushroom soup I've ever eaten. Yummy! The cafe had a lot of interesting pictures on the walls. The one I liked best was a watercolor of Bob Dylan, a fellow Minnesotan. We had a safe trip home and stopped for Mexican food for dinner. We haven't planned the next adventure yet, but I'm sure we'll find something to do this week.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Yesterday we again rented a van ($29 for a day....unlimited mileage!) and went on an adventure. We went to Havana, Florida, a bit over two hours from here. Havana is a small town that was dying until they turned it into an antique shopping village.....a destination visited by thousands of folks on a weekend, mostly women from what I observed!
This shop had the rooms set up as a beach house. I loved the bedroom, done in white, white billowy gauzy curtains at the windows, accents of sea glass blues and greens. It was so refreshing, so relaxing, and so expensive! That's my friend Carole heading up the steps.
Here's one of the streets, with my friend Bev trying to hide from the camera.
Every time we took my mom on an adventure, we would look for red berries. It kind of became our special thing to do, finding berries in different locations. This tree was full of them and mom would have loved it.
I loved the old buildings, creaky wooden floors with uneven doorways, smelling of old furniture and fabrics, with every surface covered with glassware, old toys, musty books, and jars of grandma's old buttons.
Here was a fountain, not especially beautiful by any means, but it caught my eye because