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... originally from NY who on retirement moved to Florida...Tom and Alice Anderson. Tom became a congressman in the state capital Tallahassee 30 plus years ago and then later served as mayor of Dunedin for an 8 year term. He was in office when the blue jays first came to Dunedin. His wife proudly claimed all his achievements in town....the beautiful seniors center, the library and the ...
... I did relax ...definitely had some trouble with the height thing..Fricking stairs are so steep! There was a group of young men ...maybe 8-10 ...who sat In front of us who were absolutely so much fun. They had a huge repertoire of chants that they cheered almost in achapello! So hilarious ..
Unfortunatly the Montreal team came up short...but we still had fun.
Last couple of days we've just mulled around the ...
... the waterfront/shops. Denise brought fudge. This towns claim to fame is sponges. It is known as the sponge capital of the world and apparently provides 70% of the sponges sold around the world. We did a short boat tour and got the history of sponge diving and experienced how they are harvested.
After Tarpon springs we headed off to find one of the beaches Tampa is famous for. We wound up at St Pete Beach which is west of Tampa Bay. After struggling to find ...
When GPS and navigators disagree the driver can become tetchy! However he kept his cool and did not swerve from the path until HE decided to do so!
Bypassing the temptations of totally unhealthy fast food outlets we entered Cracker County, a permanent exhibition area of wooden buildings, housing demos of country, traditional occupations and skills. They were extracting juice from sugar cane and refining it, producing soap from wood ash, twisting rope and much more, all to the sound ...
... What were they thinking?
Ok...we get to our gate and wait for the plane. Of course, still fretting about the electronics. The plane arrives, we board and we are in the very back row (basically sitting in the toilets), but have an on time departure. Things are looking up!
We arrive in Lima at around 10:30pm and, of course, being at the back of the plane, we stand in a long line to ...