I love St. Petersburg. We flew in yesterday and caught up on a bit of work, then had an early supper on a patio overlooking Tampa Bay. I spent a good part of my dinner being really nosy and watching a man giving directions on his cell phone to a woman he was meeting. He obviously didn't know her because he had to describe exactly which table he was at so she could find him. Upon her arrival it was obvious to all the fellow diners that she was his PAID DATE. People watching...always amusing.
Today, we did a little antiquing and then stocked up on groceries for our relatives arriving tonight and tomorrow. We are hoping for beach and paddle boarding weather all weekend. What a juxtaposition this house is from my suburban home near Toronto. Especially the yard. Back home, it neat and tidy and citified with an outdoor sectional sofa, dining area and brick patio. Here, it's a veritable jungle. So much so that I can't even get a shot of the front of this very pretty Monterey Style home because I have giant cacti, palm trees and goodness knows what else growing wild. Complete with lizards. Lots and lots of grey and black lizards running all over. Our neighbors brought their cat with them from Tennessee. He gained 5 pounds in one year eating lizard. One day, he just stopped. Must have had a bad meal.