Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Had the most wonderful weekend. My family and friends decided to go down to Ybor City last Saturday and enjoy the "night parade". It is kinda like a mini mardi gra, complete with floats, folks dressed up as pirates, and beads....lots and lots of beads. Of course, we hung out at our favorite bar...while there....Billy was our designated driver....and it was just a hoot! Then we all came back to the marina and sat around the campfire...(well some of us had to go to bed when they came home)..not me, I was up for pizza and hotdogs and hamburgers and.....lots of tums later....LOL! OH, almost forgot...earlier on Saturday a mama dolphin and a couple of youngsters put on the most fabulous show for us all. I so wish I would have had my camera, but alas I did not. They were jumping way up into the air....almost looked like they were playing tag with one another. I have never seen anything like that before and it was awesome and the "show" lasted for about 15 to 20 minutes before they moved on out into the bay. It's no wonder we are having trouble convincing ourselves to move on from here. Billy is still working on "buttoning up" the underside of the fiver, but should be finished up in a few days.. I hope. I thought we might be leaving sometime this week, but Billy reminded me how cold that journey north is going to be and we might even have some problems finding rv parks open. Ya see, we have to be in South Dakota by April 6th so Billy can renew his driver's license. I want to spend some time in the Florida panhandle before we start the journey to SD, but we have been watching the weather there and it seems it is always in the path of whatever weather system is rolling through. We sure have been spoiled by the weather here in Tampa....at any rate....sooner rather than later...we will be hitching up and heading out!