Friday, February 13, 2009

Florida and Citrus Overdose!

Just posted some pictures of our February trip to Florida on "Facebook" but the link to the album is here:

That should allow those who are NOT on Facebook to see the album.

We went down just after our ice storm here. We were cold and in the dark for 3 days, and decided to get away for awhile. Well, wouldn't you know, when we checked into the motel, there was no heat. SO many people checked in, and it was SO cold (record), the hotel's electrical system couldn't handle the strain. They did get it fixed the next day but it sure made for an unpleasant evening.

While there we visited Plant City and 9,000 acres of strawberries. MMMMMM.

Then over to Tampa to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. We had a $20 "free" spin on the machines, and Barry won $28, so his Hard Rock Tampa t-shirt didn't cost anything. I didn't do quite so well, but didn't lose much either.

Back then to Orlando and Hard Rock Orlando, in Universal City, or Studios, whatever. Two Hard Rock Cafes in one day -- that's a record.

We drove around some of the back roads in the Brevard County area, just to get a look at the countryside few tourists see. Drove up the A1A Highway toward Cape Canaveral, and the Patrick Air Force Base beach, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, and Merritt Island.

We went for oranges. Boy did we bring some back. Plus, there was a place advertising "Pick your own" but no one was home. Well, we went back the following day, and totally to our surprise, it was Mr. Bunkley -- who gave us a tour of his orchard way back in 2004! It was like meeting an old friend. Anyway, we stocked up on his fruit, and visited 3 other orchards, coming home with enough oranges, grapefruit, tangelos, honeybelles, lemons, tangerines, and pomelos to give both of us a case of "the runs" for months. Is it possible to overdose on Vitamin C? We sure plan to try!

Now, we stay home for a few months ... then planning other trips to Maine, and New Orleans, and Virginia Beach, and Chicago, and Gettysburg, and ...

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