There is no better way to start a weekend morning than by visiting a farmer's market, and Yellow Green did not disappoint.
While the coffee was disappointing, the market was not! There were several live musicians, lots of dogs to make friends with, and a lot of free samples including a spicy chocolate, muffins, tea, banana bread, and coconut milk.
Based on the samples we tried, I opted for this gluten free muffin packed with carrots, beets, and orange peel. It was delicious.
Something about seeing dogs happy makes me happy too. This is one of the best farmer's markets I have visited.
FLAMINGO GARDENS WILDLIFE CENTER
Our next stop of the day was at this garden and wildlife center. We were able to walk freely through the gardens and view the animals, many of which have been rescued.
The first animal we met was actually a chubby tabby cat, who meowed at us and gave us the stink eye. SO CUTE.
There were many peacocks roaming freely, and a variety of other wildlife in their homes such as bears, crocodiles, birds, and even Florida panthers.
They also had a giant and very old tree that was extremely beautiful as a backdrop.
At the end of our visit, we met a parrot who said "Hello!" to us. It was the first time I have heard a bird speak so I was really impressed!
At around three, we ventured back to downtown Miami in search of some lunch. This French place unfortunately was no longer serving lunch, so we ate an early dinner instead.
I ordered a shrimp linguini and it was pretty good although I would have preferred a nice crepe.
LET'S MAKE A DAIQUIRI
Voted one of the best frozen drinks in Florida, we had to try a daiquiri from this spot at Bayside Marketplace.
There were flavors from banana and mango to the traditional lime. I almost bought the banana one, but chickened out.
I wouldn't call this the best frozen drink I've tasted, but it was pretty damn good. And a good midday treat as well.
Wynwood, a district of Miami, contains local art galleries, shops, and of street art. It is especially alive at night, when people come to view the walls and grab drinks at a nearby bar.
The first little shop we went in was made up of a lot of text art, which almost made me want something similar for my apartment.
The outdoor walls were the most impressive, though. There was an incredible range of different styles and subjects, which kept us interested the entire time. It would have been cool to see during the daytime as well.
Biscuit Paint Wall, you got nothing on these walls.