Saturday, March 23, 2013

Trip to St. Petersburg to Visit Friends

(Avon Park, FL) Hi 86 Lo 62 -- I made arrangements with Anna and Lessie in the RV-Dreams chat room to meet up with them and their hubbies in St. Petersburg today for lunch, so we headed out around 9:30 for the 1 3/4-hour trip. We met at a small seafood place called the Casual Clam. Anna and Gale, who live in St. Pete, go there frequently. Lessie and Ed are in from New Jersey visiting their son so they were able to join us.

Dee, Anna, Lessie









Lessie, Ed, Gale and Anna









There's so much on their menu to choose from that we had a hard time deciding what to get. The only thing I've never seen before were the steamed mussels that Anna had.










We visited for a few hours until we thought we might be wearing our our welcome from the restaurant. Then we departed with hugs and handshakes all around. On the way home we stopped at a small eatery in Ybor City (a section of Tampa) to cash in a Living Social coupon we bought a while back. Of course we were stuffed from lunch so we got our meals to go and brought them home for later this evening.

Front of the restaurant










Back









Ybor City is one of the oldest sections of Tampa, with a large Cuban population. It used to be known for producing many brands of cigars. (Remember Hav-a-Tampa? Don't know if that brand is still around or not.) These days it's known for its nightlife. There are lots of places to party on the main drag.










We got home around 5pm. After resting up awhile we heated up our dinners and then went to play cards. A great day with friends!

2 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

One of the best things about this lifestyle is meeting up with friends and catching up on their lives.

Life Is Good said...

Another great day in the life of a Fulltimer !!!!