On the road headed toward Universal for a few hours with the family before I head home.
I learned a valuable lesson last Friday evening as I was crossing the Sanibel Causeway at sunset – a dirty windshield is far more visible when the glare of full sunlight is not present! I turned on the radio and got a funky blues pop tune, which seemed to match the mood of the sky. Enjoy 🙂
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This is a window display at a Hallmark store in the mall. Why is Mickey Mouse singing a song from a Disney film in which he does not appear? We may never know!
Always nice to see a friendly silhouette while stuck in traffic on The World’s Longest Parking Lot :.)
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Rent-a-cows keep ur property taxes low
Early dismissal from work- let's see, where would YOU go? 😉
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Because when you are in this lane, you are leaving the island
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We’re in a Walt Disney World kind of mood this week!
Does anyone else have Disney pictures to share? Leave a comment with your URL, I’d love to see them! 😀
“The Pearly Gates”
Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida
Saturday February 16th, 2008
As I drove into my own town, it began to sprinkle less than 5 miles from my house. I looked up and saw a double rainbow in the sky, the first I’ve seen in 2008.
The upper level of the double rainbow is starting to fade out.
It really had a nice arc to it! It faded the closer I got to home, and I went inside happy that it was raining for the THIRD day in a row. We’re making progress toward wiping out the deficit and getting out of this drought.
Had to take a day trip up to Tampa today. Here are some shots of the Sunshine Skyway, goin’ over Tampa Bay.
Epic news today amongst the Mooses. Robin, aka Delswife, has escaped from Maine and is relocating to Kissimmee, Florida. Yay, Robin! Someone mentioned that they have GPS in the truck for the drive down.
aka, “the bitch in the trunk” 😆
That’s what I call her. She’s just this disembodied voice that sounds impatient with you when you miss a turn
She says it with a sort of flat and disgusted accent, like Gladys Kravitz on [i]Bewitched[/i]
“reCALculating….” (insert eye roll into that voice)
I’m glad they’ve got the bitch in the trunk. Would hate for them to take a wrong turn out of 20 degree Maine and end up in Canada!
So, after we left the Strawberry Festival, I stayed over night in a Sheraton and worked in one of our Tampa facilities on Monday. There’s a pond out back of the building where some wildlife tends to gather. The fishes are rather funny; they get skittish and try to run away if you approach the banks of the pond, making quite a ruckus.
Here’s the Peace River in Charlotte County
And here’s the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County; as I go over this river, I know I’ll be home within the next 10 minutes or so.
The rendezvous is a Hardees in Seffner, Florida on US 92. There’s a sign nearby that says “Plant City 11 miles”. So here I am just waiting on Chris. I didn’t think to take a photo, but the gas at that station is $3.15/gallon for regular. Hearing it will hit $4 this summer….
Pretty much right across the highway from the State Fairgrounds is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
I never realized I was passing this all these times I’ve taken this road. Good to know where the state fairgrounds are, but I don’t know that I would attend, unless I could coordinate with a day at the Tampa offices like I did this time.
Going to check into the Sheraton near the office before meeting Chris; I’ll let the hotel worry about my luggage instead of having it in the car all day.
OK, so I’m leaving a little later than I said I would. I’m off to meet Christene at the Strawberry Festival, in Plant City, Florida. We’re gonna tramp around and eat strawberries and see the sights, and then we’re gonna go to the Alan Jackson concert in the evening. Let’s go, we’re burnin’ daylight!
This was along I-4. I don’t know if it was a wildfire or a controlled burn, but I suspect from the presence of the equipment, it was a controlled burn.
I’m SO grateful to get out of the great frozen tundra (temps in the single digits -sometimes, in the NEGATIVE single digits).
Heading south on I-75, looking west at the sunset
Heading north on I-75, facing east
I’m heading north on I-75, on my way to Tampa for a series of meetings.
Rt A1A runs right alongside the beach, two (sometimes one) lanes in each direction, with hotels, bars, and shops lining the other side of the street.
Saw some cruise ships in the port on the way over the bridge to Fort Lauderdale Beach.
We’re getting close to Fort Lauderdale here. Deb saw this pic on the blog and thought I was trying to tell her something about highway closures – LOL! I just thought it was a cool piece of signage, with the sun rays on top and all.
All along Alligator Alley, there are these highway lights that are apparently powered by solar panels.
Time to pee and stretch the hip.
It’s 11:01 am and time for my halfway-mark hip stretch and pee stop
Shout-out to all the North Port Hater-Pirate-Mooses!