Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Count Down Continues!!!!!

Thank you, Joe, for sending the latest photos of Colby in "waiting".  The due date of April 15th is quickly approaching.  Both Mom and Baby are doing well......

Sunday, January 26, 2014

View Ted's Gasparilla Boat Parade Video

Ted"s Gasparilla video   click on the link for sights and sounds!!

Tampa's Gasparilla Boat Parade

Swashbucklers, revelry and the hunt for hidden treasure. The trio comes together just once a year at Tampa Bay’s Gasparilla Carnival. The seasonal celebration pays homage to Tampa’s last great mythical buccaneer, Jose Gaspar, known for terrorizing West Florida’s coastal waters during the late 18th-early 19th century. When Gaspar died, folklore tells of buried fortune, still undiscovered, somewhere along our coast.
In 1904, social and civic leaders chose Gaspar as Tampa Bay’s carnival poster-pirate and overall inspiration. Tampa Tribune society editor, Louise Frances Dodge, was slated with the task of planning the city’s May Day festival, and chose Gaspar as her debaucherous yet loveable muse 

Tampa Elk's Lodge 708 Heads to the Gasparilla Boat Parade

Ted spent Saturday with the Elk's group taking in Tampa's Gasparilla Festivities. They took three bus to the event, so the drivers got to fight the traffic...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wreaths Across America at Busnell, FL 2013

Just received these photos from a friend, who volunteered to help lay wreaths at the Florida National Cemetery Dec 14, 2013.

“To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst that can happen… to be forgotten is the worst.” -Pierre Claeyssens (1909-2003)

Remember the fallen      Honor those that serve and their families , Teach our children the value of freedom........

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Florida RV Super Show in Tampa

Florida RV SuperShow is one of the most well known RV shows in Florida. Organized by the Florida RV Trade Association, the event seeks to encourage RVing in the United States of America and allows opportunities for participants to camp and bring along all members of the family for a fun filled show. The Florida State Fairgrounds serves as an apt venue for this six day event which combines business interests with leisure activities.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa

It was a rain day in Tampa, so no golfing and a great opportunity to explore The Tampa Aquarium.  Here are just a few of the sights from our first visit....yes, we enjoyed it so much we became members!
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

"Daily Eats" in Tampa

Located at 901 S Howard Ave in Tampa "Daily Eats" has an old diner atmosphere and you can get breakfast anytime!

This interesting and reasonable priced restaurant is very popular, so be prepare to wait for a table! Click on Daily Eats link for additional information...