Thursday, May 15, 2008

It was a wonderful Wednesday!

We had a leisurely morning before putting on our city duds and heading to Ybor City and the amazing Columbia restaurant. On my 60th. birthday last year, several of the wonderful Hilltop Girls took me out for a late lunch to celebrate. Kim HOdges joined us as did Michele's mom. The food was amazing. E and I went last year when Steve and DeeDee were in town and we knew we had to show this place to JoAnne too.

The restaurant dates back to 1905 and has been in the same family the entire time. WE had a great lunch and made our obligatory stop at the gift shop to stock up on the 1905 salad dressing and the sangria sangria I've ever had. Jo was so delighted with the food and the restaurant but then, what is not to love?

Here are a few shots of some of the many rooms. My favorite is the garden room with the fountain in the middle. The tiles on the walls of the dining rooms alone are worth the visit as they are all hand painted.

Jo leaves for the airport tonight around 5:30. It has been a wonderful visit and we have a few plans for today one of which is lunch at our favorite Tiki Hut here in Tarpon Springs, Snookers with the gator pit for fun viewing during lunch!

I did finish my card entry for Scrapperies' Gauntlet contest. We'll see if I make this cut. There are tons of very talented paper artists in this competition.

Oh and do NOT forget that KnK Club is having a two day on-line crop this Sat. and Sunday. The Dt has come up with some fun challenges and Gerri-anne, the owner, has fantastic prizes as well. If you are not a member, please click on the link to the left and join in the fun!


Kath said...

That is so incredibly beautiful! What a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. Thanks for sharing those pics with us!

croppin carla said...

Awesome them. Looks like alot of fun.

Chris said...

wowsa looks like a gorgeous place!