Monday, April 3, 2023

Friday March 31 - Tour of Miami - Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe - Mets vs Marlins -Game 2


Abbey Road Caricature in Little Havana

A very knowledgeable young lady came on our bus and gave us a tour of the city.  There is a sizable population of Cubans in Miami who live in a section called Little Havana.  Since playing dominoes is a very popular activity among Cuban Americans, an artist drew a picture of the Beatles walking on a path of dominoes.

She also took us to Wynwood a neighborhood known for its street murals.  Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists.

A street mural in Wynwood

When the tour ended at 1 PM, there were a few hours before we had to leave for the second Met-Marlin game.  Lee and I found a Hard Rock Cafe in the Bayside Marketplace across the street.  We have eaten in several of their restaurants in the cities we visited.  As the host seated us, he asked who are our favorite recording artists? Lee responded Elvis Presley, while I said, Bob Dylan. Ten minutes later Subterranean Homesick Blues was seen on the video screen followed by Hound Dog.

At 4:45 we traveled to Loan Depot Park for the second time. Behind five shutout innings from Jesús Luzardo and home runs by Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jorge Soler, the Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets 2-1 on Friday night.  Pete Alonso homered for the Mets.  It was the first major league win for Marlins' manager Skip Schumaker.

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