When we returned to the dock it was lunchtime. The waterfront was mobbed with crowds of people everywhere! We decided to leave our parked car and hike over past the Miami Boat show
to the Perez Art Museum and have lunch at their Verde Restaurant-one of my favorite outdoor waterside dining places. As we had no reservations we had a 45 minute wait,and decided to check out the art exhibits installed for Black History Month. One of my new faves is Bisa Butler, a mixed media artist who creates her art using primarily African wax resist fabrics that she quilts and embroiders into different portraits of people:
As we had a long, slow wait while having our lunch prepared, we were very interested in part of the outside courtyard of the museum being set up for a wedding. It looked like it was going to be a very elaborate and expensive affair. I managed to squeeze out the information of who was getting married when we were leaving-the daughter of the museum’s executive director. We walked past one of the interesting sculptures in the park beside the museum
before returning to a now crowded and totally packed parking garage. Once we were able to get out of the always present traffic jams of Miami, driving home was a breeze.