Thursday, June 28, 2018

Donut Run

Rachel has been raving about a donut shop in North Miami called The Salty Donut. This morning we went and were not disappointed. I really like jelly donuts and the one they had here was amazing. In addition to filling, there were fresh blueberries inside.
In addition to my "berry buckle" (lower left), after some serious deliberation, there was Rachel's "dragon-passion fruit" (top) and Laura's "maple bacon" (bottom right).

All were excellent.

After donuts, we walked around the Wynwood Art District (the neighborhood of The Salty Donut). The exteriors of most of the buildings are painted in modern/street art. Walls change all the time. In addition, there's a great "gallery" called The Wynwood Walls. Lots of painted walls, but a couple of indoor galleries too. Some great work. I was particularly attracted by the Peter Tunney show. In this particular show, Tunney acquired some artifacts from the now defunct Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, a failed venture of Donald Trump's. I liked these two pieces. The first is written on blue prints from the original construction of the Taj Mahal:
 The second is on related newspaper and magazine clippings:
Rachel enjoyed some of the pieces in this section:
 After the gallery and a bit of lunch, we checked into our AirBnb. It's on the 23rd floor of one of the numerous condo buildings along the beach here in North Miami. Here's a view towards the ocean from the balcony (of a different building):
Once we checked in, we stocked up with visits to Costco and Publix (grocery store). Emily is en route to Miami from Santa Barbara to join us here for a few days. We meet her at Miami Intl Airport at 12:30am tonight.