post-trapeze i was starving (you’d be surprised at how many calories you burn while flying through the air. who knew fat burning could be so fun?) and i wanted a beer (a girl has needs). it must have been fate that a friend invited me earlier that day to garcia’s. because although i couldn’t go then, it was close-by now. and i was starting to get hangry (yes, hangry). we zipped down flagler to north river drive (which i didn’t even know existed). the drive was so pretty. right along the river. there were yellow and pink boats going quietly by. the sun was setting. and we came upon some adorable looking houses. and voila - garcia’s. we miraculously found parking. the place was packed [how is it that so many people are here and i didn’t even know this place existed until noon today?]. we walked in and stared straight at a case full of stone crabs. yes, please. and then found seats by the water. what a beautiful setting. i think sometimes we forget that we live by a gorgeous river. and i think some of us don’t even know that we can sit by it. while eating. at really good restaurants. i didn’t. but i do now. as if i needed one more reason to love miami. we ordered apps and stone crabs and drank cold beers while the sun set and we reminisced about swinging from a rope just an hour earlier. some evenings can never be repeated. but, we’ll always have the memories. and miami just keeps on bringing them.