Mizner Place, Weston, Florida 12/10/2013

DECEMBER 10, 2013 (Tuesday)

 

Pretty lazy day. We had gotten notices under our door that people would be coming into our room to inventory the towels (?) around 10:00 AM, so Michael and I just lazed around waiting, and waiting, and waiting. They finally showed up around noon. After that we took showers and went for a walk. 

We walked around the Weston Town Center. It’s a lovely shopping center with flowers, water fountains, lots of brick work, and fun stores and restaurants. We decided to have lunch at a place called “Libations.” It’s a wine place where you can purchase a taste, a half glass, or a full glass of wine from machines that are kinda like a gas pump where they show the price and type of wine. The country’s flag where the wine is from is shown above the machines.  There were probably fifty or so kinds of wines you could sample if you wanted (and if you had enough money on your card).

I did some paver work at our place, so I appreciate all the cuts needed to make straight things look curved.  The Town Center is full of circles and compass rose patterns.

I did some paver work at our place, so I appreciate all the cuts needed to make straight things look curved. The Town Center is full of circles and compass rose patterns.

Slow day, but nice shops.

Slow day, but nice shops.

So lush and tropical everywhere and yet cool enough that the humidity is not overwhelming, pretty nice.

So lush and tropical everywhere and yet cool enough that the humidity is not overwhelming, pretty nice.

Another nice pattern.

Another nice pattern.

 

They look like the ones we have at home, blue bellies.  I haven't caught one to turn it over to see the color.  Might be a job for Lex.

They look like the ones we have at home, blue bellies. I haven’t caught one to turn it over to see the color. Might be a job for Lex.

 

We always root for these guys, the eat things we don't like.

We always root for these guys, they eat things we don’t like.

 

Lunch!

Lunch!

Lots of wine to choose from in this place.

Lots of wine to choose from in this place.

 

For appetizers.

For appetizers.

Fun art in the wine store.

Fun art in the wine store.

Serious coolers.

Serious coolers.

 

Thank God we are in the Prius and there is no more room.  I really like this note pad holder.

Thank God we are in the Prius and there is no more room. I really like this note pad holder.

 

Pizza cutter.

Pizza cutter.

 

Held by the head.

Held by the head.

Very comfortable setting.

Very comfortable setting.

In order to use the machines, you have to buy a wine card for $2.50 and then “load” it up with the amount you want, I think up to $200.00. Fun. We opted not to get any wine but we did want to have lunch. Michael ordered a chicken wrap and I had chicken empanadas with mango sauce. Both were very tasty.

Edie's, the mango sauce was really sweet, made it a dessert almost.

Edie’s, the mango sauce was really sweet, made it a dessert almost.

My chicken wrap, very tasty.

My chicken wrap, very tasty.

These are the wine dispensers, kind of like a gas pump.  The flags overhead signify the country of origin.

These are the wine dispensers, kind of like a gas pump. The flags overhead signify the country of origin.

 

North Coast, CA Taste is $3.60, half glass is $7.20 and a full glass is $14.40  Pretty spendy wine.  I'm not sure my old taste buds are that discerning.

North Coast, CA Taste is $3.60, half glass is $7.20 and a full glass is $14.40 Pretty spendy wine. I’m not sure my old taste buds are that discerning.

We got into a conversation with Karen, who works there. She was saying she was from Michigan and has been down here for nine years. She says it’s different down here in that people are not as friendly as other areas of Florida. How sad. We’ve heard that a lot but the majority of the people here have been nice to us.

We really liked the statue of a dog chasing after a boy on a bike.

We really liked the statue of a dog chasing after a boy on a bike.

Winter blooms.

Winter blooms.

 

Some of the plants I see sometimes take on a prehistoric quality.

Some of the plants I see sometimes take on a prehistoric quality.

Probably going to go swimming again tonight but that was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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