St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Earl and I were on the road bright and early this morning, continuing our journey south. We are not due at Disney until Sunday afternoon, and since we made such good time yesterday we are way ahead of schedule. What to do, what to do.

Drive to the Greater Tampa Area, of course.

Before I continue, memo to self: bring phone number of cousin and high school friend whenever we think of heading to the sunshine state. We can still leave Anita Bryant’s pie at home though, she doesn’t live here.

Earl and I have set up for the night in St. Petersburg, Florida. Neither of us have been here before, though Earl has been to Tampa several times. The drive was beautiful and fast (traffic on I-75 was moving at nearly 85 MPH, which was great fun). We poked around the bayfront area, including The Pier. If you’re in the area, we both recommend the restaurant “Fresco”, the food is very good and it’s nice to sit on the waterfront while enjoying your meal. My lettuce wedge had “Maytag Blue Cheese” on it. I don’t know what that is but I really hope it didn’t involve a Maytag repairman or an old washing machine.

Tonight we’re going to relax a bit and then maybe go exploring the nightlife.