So the final night of our holiday in America and I had thought that it would be good to go out to a restaurant that is nice and close to the hotel. The nicest option that was nearby seemed to be the Rusty Pelican at the bottom of rocky point. In reality the biggest issue was that there was no nice way for us to get there. We had to walk down the road and it was really quite dark with no pavement.
Another very stunning day in Florida and the start of a new week. Laura and I got up and had our morning swim before heading out in the car to neighbouring St Petersburg. It was about half an hours drive from the hotel and it was all easy rolling on the highway. The sun was shining and it was really nice, we came into town past Tropicana Field way the Rays play and eventually made our way to the Salvidore Dali Museum.
It was our third day in Tampa and the Monday of our holiday, in the morning we had traveled to St Petersburg seen the outside of Tropicana field, been to the Salvidore Dali Museum and also been into St Pete and to the pier. We then headed up the coast to Clearwater so that we could get onto a pirate ship and see the sunset from a boat in the Tampa bay.
So I guess I always knew that going to America to see a football game would be pretty cool and I was not wrong. The whole thing was just incredible. The day was a complete scorcher and the sun was relentlessly pounding down on us. We arrived nice and early at the stadium and parked in a nearby high school car park for a nominal fee. We then started to soak up the atmosphere.
So Laura and I had arrived in Tampa the day before and having spent the majority of the day shopping, Laura needed a new swimming costume and I needed a hat. We headed out to a tapas restaurant that I had heard a number of very good things about. The sat nav was in general holding its own and it got us to the restaurant OK, it did, however, fail at directing us to the proper car park and so I ended up parking the mustang up a back street. A little unnerving at first.
So for the first time in quite a while I have left the country and ended up somewhere I have never been before. Laura and I actually travelled to Florida as part of a holiday that we have had planned for a little while. We arranged it around going to see out two NFL teams play but also thought that it would be fun to go and see some of the sights. It was also the firs time that either of us have travelled long haul.
So the final week is finally here. It is a little bit of a bumper week to account for the fact that I updated every week rather than anything other options. Due to some strange coincidence my last day at work happened to be exactly one year after the engagement. Shame that we did not manage to get any of the America Holdiday into the photo challenge but then again I am sure that I will take plenty of photos out there anyway.
Another trip around to the future in laws this evening and we had sweet and sour chicken for dinner. As per the usual Dave does a brilliant job of keeping a number of different and interesting ciders in. Tonight I had already had a thatchers gold which is a very solid proper cider when I went back ot the fridge and saw the Kingstone Press.