Saturday, March 21, 2015

Rocked it in St.Pete last night

For those of you who know us, you know how wild and crazy we are.  How we tear it up wherever we go.  Burning the midnight oil and hoping no one calls the cops.

Wait.  That's not us.  This is us.

Every Friday night this place is PACKED with an all-ages crowd of shuffleboard maniacs.  Us included

These seats are not filled with spectators because Petey, Kathi and I were not playing on this particular court.  We were on the ones below.  The ones without stadium seating.

These were the only unlit courts too.  Next time we'll get there a little earlier and go in with elbows flying.

See how nice the ones next to us were - all lit up like that?  We were squinting as our game came to an end.
So much fun at the oldest shuffleboard court/club in the nation.  This is where the rules were invented.  Tons o' fun.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunken Gardens

About a hundred years ago (give or take a decade) Petey and I went to Sunken Gardens with my grandparents.  Those memories are all but gone now so we decided to check it out again since it's right around the corner from our rental.






I tried and tried but couldn't this guy to say a word.








I loved this multi-colored tree trunk.

Again, I don't know the names of any of these things but isn't this a cool tree?

















The tallest cactus I've ever seen.


Didn't hear anything from this one either.

Pretty but . . . silent.



Another beautiful afternoon spent among Mother Nature's best.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Downtown Arboretum

This area is right down the street from us - in the park we walk/sit in almost everyday.


I thought of a silver fan when I saw this one.

This guy put me in mind of the feathers on, is it a cockateal? when he/or she wants to impress you.


I also find the trunks fascinating.

When I saw this cool spot I thought for sure I'd be able to pick up a cool drink.  Nope.

Have you noticed that I haven't labeled these palms?  There are little plaques all over the place but, remember, I'm the lazy blogger.  Having said that, I feel sure this must be a Hawaiian "girl" palm - look at her skirt!

I don't know if this one is a baby palm and will grow up to become a huge bugger but isn't it cute?


We are so lucky to be so close to this area.  It's a daily treat.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

After the Art Walk

So after all that walking and looking at art we were hungry.  We were also very close to a cool brewery that my Jazzerise instructor, Melissa, told me about so we decided to check it out.

We don't drink but this brewery had an extra attraction that we were pretty sure we'd enjoy.

The name of the brewery is Three Daughters - 3D.  I didn't even get a picture of the front of the building because this is what was in the back.

A cavernous room filled with GAMES!!!




An all-ages joint, too.  It must be because she doesn't look 21.

I grew up with this game and in my mind I was an expert.  

The only drawback to the brewery is that they didn't serve food.  That problem was solved quickly, though.  I said something like, "I'm not eating anything from a damn truck" but changed my mind when I saw what was coming out of the window.

The icing on the cake was this killer band.  They started out with a few Blues tunes which won me over immediately and then I started to pay attention to the lead guitar.  OMG, he was outstanding.
We actually stayed out past our 9p curfew that night.  Such rebels.