I can't believe how much Lynda Kay and Janet Lebeau and I squeezed into about 29 plus hours but we did. Janet live sin OH and flew down to Ft Myers to visit with Lynda who then drove up here to spend Friday/Sat with us. The girls made the mistake of telling me they wanted to see Tarpon Springs...ok. Fasten your seat belts
I gave them the 50cent tour with an over all drive around and then it was a walk about on the Sponge Docks (don't worry Clare, you Cuban cigar rolling honey was not there) with lunch at Dimitri's on the River. Once refreshed it was full speed ahead. Our next stop was the historic district sauntering here and there and then on to our favorite watering hole, Tarpon Tavern as we were 'thirsty'. A bottle of lovely pinor grigio later, after a stop at Posh Scraps last Friday crop and a meet up with The Women Who Do Lunch bunch, we headed home for E's French Market meatloaf with tomato gravy.
A bit of chit chat and off to beddy bye.
This morning E wow'd us with his Baked Apple Pancakes with Caramel Sauce and a rasher of bacon on the side. Fortified, we headed back into town to hit two places we missed yesterday, Tampa Bay Salvage (where I am salivating over another window but should finish the first first, right?) We also checked out a new "kid" in town and were awed and delighted...check out Paul and Stephanie Stropes' uber cool shop on the Trail in Tarpon Springs, Off the Beaten Path. And they are already expanding. Watch for the Grand Opening for Off the Beaten Path in Nov.
At Dimitri's On the River
Then we headed to Dunedin, Fl...my second favorite town after my beloved Tarpon Springs. We hit the shops I love . Lunch at CeeCee Riders and the girls headed south to Ft. Myers and I caught the Jolly Trolley to Tarpon Tavern in Tarpon Springs to share a glass (or 2 ) of wine with my honey.
I miss you gals already...come back soon and Janet Lebeau, Jack is pining for you!