Last week Tampa was invaded by pirates! It was the yearly Gasparilla Pirate Fest and Street Festival. This a big deal with thousands coming to see the pirates invasion sailing into Hillsborough Bay, followed by a huge parade lasting three and half hours. Reserve seating was available for $30 for the parade.
A couple of days later a group of 190 of us from the park went to The Show Palace and Dinner Theatre to see "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying". It was a great show with a lavash buffet. The cast were the servers before the show began. Well done. Great time. The next day 170 of us were signed up to go again next year.
Yesterday we went to The Barn Antiques located in Lake Alfred, FL. The barn is divided into 4 sections, The Stable, The Seasons, The Back Porch and the Back Yard.
The Stable is a unique home decor and gift shop filled with wonderful accessories to suit a variety of tastes. The Stable is like sneaking a peak at a designer home.
The Season is virtually overflowing with holiday and seasonal decorations designed to give any home a special touch. When we were there the Season was welcoming Spring with Valentine's, St. Patrick's and Easter decorations.
The Back porch offers a delicious break for hungry shoppers. The main dining room features large stained glass windows framing a stunning view of natural
Florida and table tops hand painted with wild flowers. If it is just a refreshing drink or an ice cream you crave, this is the place to stop and rest on the shady deck.
The Back Yard Garden Shop is an outdoor shopping experience under a canopy of native shade trees. Every nook is filled with seasonal blossoms and blooms as well as decorative garden accessories including birdhouses, fountains, arbors, statues, and all sorts of goodies.
We enjoyed our Barn experence and will go back again.
Bob had surgery on his face for a removal of Baisel cell cancer Monday . Doing well. He will have the stitches out next Tuesday.
We have been having rehursals for a skit that we are doing for the years Follies.
All I can say we are getting old and silly, but having fun doing it.