Monday, October 01, 2012

Just the weekend this post...but what a weekend!

 After the Grands' Mama got home from teaching, E and I rewarded ourselves for surviving a jam packed week by stopping off at our favorite new place in town, Tarpon Tavern, for an early dinner.  The portions are so generous, I ended up talking half of mine home!
Bright and early next morning I met  Diane, Jacque, and Cynthia in front of Posh Scraps and we headed out to the annual charity scrapbooking event, Krop for Kids held at the Coliseum in St. Pete, Fl.  This is an incredibly well organized event with tons of table room and non stop fun.

We met Janet Miller at the crop along with the oh so sweet and fun gals from the NWTampa Scrappers group.  Dee was there with my fellow St. Louisan and we were all close enough to chat up a storm.  Diane had a double pack of Bat man tooth brushes for me in case I forgot mine again and Janet Miller brought me DELISH Liquorice that was the best ever and a package of my all time favorites

 We left a few minutes before ten, the five of us headed back to our hotel in St. Pete.  We had an amazing view from our room.  Janet and I hosted a small cocktail and chat in our room then we all hit the sack.

Sunday morning, Janet and got dressed and headed out to explore the waterfront and it was dazzling in the morning light.

 Janet and I stopped at the historic and gorgeous Vinoy for mimosas but were told they could not serve drinks til 11.  So, we just roamed around for a bit. 
 This tiny hidden courtyard was my favorite!
 And there was the most astonishing piece of Chihuly art glass in the lobby!

 We strolled down the street a bit passing in front of the Chihuly exhibit.

 Sweet Diva was serving mimosas so we had them on the sidewalk cafe.  Look, Clare we found you a boyfriend...

 We met the girls in the lobby at eleven and the five Women Who do Lunch Bunch did Brunch at Frescos.  Food was divine and company even more so.  I am blessed by the friendship of these women.

Busy week ahead: I have my MRI for the lump on my thigh today and we are getting our plane tickets at AAA for the Aus/NZ cruise coming in March.  Tues I am working on projects, getting my ironing done.  Wed we have Leighton for the day, and Thurs, after I pick the boys up from school, Jacque and I leave for Orlando for 3 days of classes.  Have a GREAT week all.


Janet M said...

Great set of pictures and what a fun weekend. I hope you and Jacque have a wonderful time and learn a lot of fun new things.

madcow said...

I love my new boyfriend - isn't it nice that he already knew I'd want a drink!