I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cauley Square = Fail.

I went to Homestead both days this weekend. Yesterday, I went to Knaus Berry Farm for strawberry milkshakes and honey and cinnamon rolls, and then to Fruit and Spice Park (Boo-ringgg), and then to Schnabley Winery (skip the $7.00 tour, and go straight for the $6.00 tasting of almost-palatable wines), and then to Rosita's for Mexican food (Yum!).

Then, today I got a bug up my butt to go to Cauley Square, because I'd never been.

I'd never been for a reason, apparently. It's comprised of creaky little buildings, inhabited by little old ladies selling dusty dolls and milk-glass. It depressed me. Add to that the setting, which is heavy on the creepy Key-West vibe, and the place was downright unsettling. I wanted to get the hell out of there as soon as I got there.

On the plus side, it's inhabited by a group of diurnal raccoons, who made quite a show of scampering through the banyan trees, and wrestling on the roofs of the little houses. They were the highlight of the trip.

Otherwise... I wouldn't waste my time, unless you're pulling in for 10 minutes on the way to somewhere less... bleak.


Blogger Larissa said...

I LOVE Cauley Square. I think it's a wonderful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Miami life.

8:39 AM

Blogger Jessica said...

I liked Cauley when I visited, too. I hear the Tea Room sweets are delicious. Didn't get a chance to try them when I went though.

8:43 AM

Blogger Pinc said...

I was along for the voyage yesterday and I can attest that it was SUPER CREEPY. And I don't get creeped out easily. It was mostly deserted, with ramshackle buildings and piped-in loud Indian music. I suspect that the economic downturn has taken a severe toll on the place, which could easily be merrier and less creepy with a few more open stores and more visitors.

12:26 PM

Anonymous squathole said...

I've been in south Florida since 1985 and I've never even heard of the place. Part of the reason is the bad teevee reception I get in my cave, but still. Thanks for the travelog.

5:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know when my secretary says it's a good place, don't bother! Thanks for confirming. I thought Schnably's was fun,though.

7:25 AM


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