Robert Is Here is the name of a 53 year old fruit stand that has become an institution in the Florida Redlands, just a short drive south of Miami. Andres spotted it on a charity bike ride in April, and drove us all there last weekend.
Specializing in local, tropical fruits, it’s a great find. But there is so much more to do than pick up a few pounds of guava and mangos. The first thing we did was line up for their famous Key Lime milkshake. You can also order an array of tropical fruit smoothies. They are $5 and quite large.
We took our treats out back to a shaded porch swing near the petting zoo. The petting zoo had lots of animals, but no petting while we were there.
Is it just me, or are these guys the Three Billy Goats Gruff?
Afterwards we washed our sticky fingers with an old-fashioned water pump. The kids played in the splash pad (a bit rundown).
Inside we sampled a tray of honey (tangerine is tops). We couldn’t resist a snapshot of Jack by Jackfruit.
On our way out to our car we heard a musician playing, Bye-bye Miss American Pie… surrounded by sunflowers.
A perfect country escape from Miami.