This week we explored Pinecrest on our old bikes. It's a pleasant area to explore. We were somewhat familiar with Pinecrest since the Saturday Everglades Bicycle Club group ride routes through the area. Our meanderings took us through gated communities, a plethora of cul-de-sacs, and ended at Pinecrest Gardens. Pinecrest Gardens was one of the original Florida theme parks, Parrot Jungle, opening back in 1936. The theme park moved to Watson Island in 2003. Pinecrest Gardens (a.k.a., Parrot Jungle Historic District) is now a botanical garden, petting zoo, butterfly garden, and children's playground and splash'n'play park. And on Sunday it has a very nice farmers market. We loaded up on baked goods and dragon fruit. Labor Day weekend picnic goodies.
|Labor Day dawn over Port of Miami and Virginia Key.|
Thirty days in September. Last month our total bike miles was our highest ever (non-touring). The heat and humidity are notching down. September looks very, very good.