Gloria and I originally had a beach picnic in mind for our get together yesterday but stout breezes and slightly cool temps changed our minds. Instead, I suggested we have lunch at Rusty Bellies at the end of the Sponge Docks here in Tarpon Springs.
Rusty Bellies is a rustic taste of Olde Florida. The fish market next door is owned by the same family and the fishing boats tied up to the dock are theirs as well so you know the seafood is fresh, literally right off the boat. The vinyl on the seats may be a bit cracked, the floor cement and the outside dining area a bit on the weathered side but this all adds up to authentic to me and E and I love this place.
Glo got the steamed mussels and I opted for a Cobb salad with huge deep fried shrimp. The portions are plentiful and the place was packed.
We shared an order of the onion strings and munched on the sweet hush puppies that are served in little brown paper bags.
It was great to spend time with Glo and catch up with her. She, Sandy and Marsha have been taking a beading class at the yarn shop on 19 and I can hardly wait to see what they have been creating. On our way out, we spotted a baby osprey in a nest on a telephone pole where the mama had built her next. The baby was looking around for his mama and his next meal I am sure!
Today I have yoga at 9 and am attending a baby class with Kristen this evening so Chris can study for an upcoming physics exam. Friday night is the crop at Ruban Rouge with the Crew and I can't wait to see them again. Janet is hoping to come up from Anna Maria Island to crop next Wed. and I know the Crew will be glad to see her again as they ask after her all the time.
Our community garage sale is this Sat so, if you happen to be in the Tarpon Springs Florida area, we are off Old Dixie Highway in Nature's Preserve and I'm going to have tons of scrappy stuff cheap along with a bunch of household things from our recent update.
Hope everyone has a great day!