Today I was up by 6:30 a.m. Yeah, I know it is a Saturday, but I slept great and woke up raring to go. By 8 a.m. Joel and I were in the car heading down to Riverwalk to the Urban Market. I have been hearing all about it, but wanted to check it out myself.
I wandered from vendor to vendor and chatted with almost every vendor! I think they appreciated it. And when they see a camera coming, they seem to warm up immediately. Maybe one of these days I will get an official media pass!
As I wandered, I also ate my way through the market! I started with oatmeal cookies, moved on to spinach empanadas, then wonderfully fresh tomatoes and a rugaleh from one of my colleagues at Stonewall Library!
Check out my skinny husband! He weighs about what he did in high school! I am very proud of him for keeping the weight off.
Loved all the colors of the fruits, so I played with my zoom lens as I snapped and here is the result. I like this one a lot.
Yummy oils with all different flavors. We tried a few of them with tiny bits of bread.
I know, bizarre tomato! This guy was like a vaudevillian actor! Made me laugh so we bought a bunch of tomatoes.
Just loved all the different colors of the tomatoes.
After the Urban Market we headed up Federal Highway to Urban Brew. I guess it was an urban day for us! We read the newspaper cover to cover as I sipped my very strong coffee. I go to this place a lot to have meetings. Free WiFi and easy to park there and no staff to interrupt the meeting!!
Typical day at Urban Brew with a line up of people on their cell phones while on their computers sipping coffee.
After coffee, we were off to the Home Depot on Sunrise near Wilton Manors. I needed some potting soil and a couple of clay pots for my ailing plants in my office. Always with a camera in my hand, I was pushing the cart as I was snapping away at the plants and flowers.
And as we were about to exit the parking lot at Home Depot, we found this homeless man sitting under the cover of the shade to keep cool with his belongings all around him. Kind of puts a knot in my stomach when I see this and I see this so often where I work. I actually know some of the homeless because they are regulars at the library. Hey it is a public place and they have access to restrooms, water fountains and plenty of books to read and chairs to rest their weary bones.