Sunday, April 27, 2008

and this was only the first day.....

Jill's plane was on time and we headed back to the house Thurs, ordered a pizza from our favorite place, Queen's, and settled in for a nice catch up talk. We stayed up lots later than E and I usually do but enjoyed every moment.

Friday we hit the road running. We gave Jill the 1.50 tour of Tarpon Springs: the beach off Howard Park, Spring Bayou etc. and ended up parking and shopping our way down to Rusty Bellies at the end of the Sponge Docks. From there we hit Lime N the Coconut for a toddy, gator watched and sipped with our favorite bar keep, Susie at Snookers and one to Miss Vicki's on the Anclote for one last cold beer and some boiled peanuts in cajun sauce...yummmmmmmmmmmmmm. E fixed us supper while Jill and I floated in the pool and we all stayed up way later then even the night before watching part of an old John Wayne movie!

Sat. we picked up Kristen and we all headed to Safety Harbor for some shopping and a leisurely lunch at Fried Green Tomatoes Grill...the food was wonderful and eating out on the patio under the huge live oaks dripping with Spanish moss...relaxing. We walked a bit and headed home . But first, a stop for a dip of ice cream from Strachens (hand dipped and to die for). We hit the pool and again, our chef, cooked up a wonderful meal.

KIds are all due over around one today for bbq ribs and a swim and to spend some time with Jill before she has to head back to St. Louis later this evening. We did remember Friday to toast the working people!

Thanks for your patience during my absence! Have a great one!


Roz said...

Glad you guys had so much fun! Missed you on boodling, but I didn't make it either....georgeous paradise!

Chris said...

looks like an awesome time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!