I have no recollection of the last time I visited Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, but it most be more than 30 years ago . Its a park that is not very far from where I grew up. Filled with all kinds of tropical plants spread out on the edge of Old Cutler Highway and Biscayne Bay. It is where my mother took a portrait of me under a tree when I was about 3 years old.
It was beautiful walking around the park with my niece and my parents; however, I felt disconnected from my memories of the park. I couldn’t recollect any of the spaces or places. I don’t know if it was because it had been too long, or if I just have lost those synapses that connect with those specific memories.
At least today I had the chance to create some new memories with my niece as we walked around and took pictures together. That is a memory to keep.