Friday, January 25, 2013

Inauguration Day Washington DC 2013

Inauguration Day Washington DC being enjoyed by Cameron and friends. In photo (back) Mark (center) Francesca, Alexei, Jessie (bottom) Cameron & Curtis

Kingsport buddies: Curtis, Cameron and Jessie... Curtis and Jessie have been friends with Cameron since forever. Great for them to have a reunion in DC. Thanks Curtis for sharing these photos!

Francesca and Cameron horsing around..
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tampa RV Super Show 2013--"Sights and Sounds"

It was a grey and cool day inTampa, but things were hopping at the RV Super Show... 

As you can see a picture is worth a thousand words!!!
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New Winnebago 2013 Tour

We had to check out the newest version of our MH. This new TOUR has the same paint job as ours, but this one is several feet longer and all electric.
Butch and Becky are Winnebago's east coast reps.  Nice to see them in Tampa. We had met them at the 2011 FL State Rally and at that years Winnebago Grand National.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Port of Tampa

 The Port of Tampa's longstanding supremacy among Florida ports is based largely on its leadership in handling of bulk and break‐bulk cargoes, including phosphate, steel and petroleum, as well as in the shipbuilding industry. At the same time, the Port of Tampa has emerged among the top eight U.S. cruise ports, smoothly handling nearly 1 million passenger moves a year.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Taste of Boston Tampa, FL

The Taste of Boston has one of the best locations in Tampa...right on the water in Ballast Point Park at the fishing pier.

Fried whole belly clams are our favorite. Reminds us of RI and our time in Newport.  The restaurant is under new ownership and there is a lot of new items on the menu like Fish Tacos, Mussels, Fried Catfish and Conch Fritters.
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Yuengling Brewery Tampa

What do you do on a rainy afternoon, but tour the Tampa location of America's oldest brewery, Yuengling..

In 1999 the old Stroh's Brewery in Tampa was purchased by Yuengling to expand productions.

Founder David G Yuengling from Wurttenberg, Germany settled in Pottsville, PA and established The Eagle Brewery in 1829.  The brewery's name was changed to DG Yuengling and Son in 1873.

This is where it all starts...23 days from barley to bottle!

The Tampa brewery produces 1200 cans an hour and 900 bottles a min when the lines are running...

Our tour guide, Susanne, gave us a very informative look at the brewery and history of the Yuengling Family.  The tours are given at no charge in both Pottsville and Tampa. The Pottsville Brewery was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1986.

 Yuengling is a moderately priced beer popular northward through New York, westward into Indiana and Kentucky, and southward through Georgia, where it has a large following. The Tampa brewery supplies the Florida Gulf Coast, the Florida Keys, Central Florida, North Florida, the Florida Panhandle as well as Alabama and Tennessee. The brewery uses corn from Minnesota and hopfrom Washington as ingredients in its products
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