Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Drove Lots of Miles Today!

Ken and I took a walk around the CG when we got up, getting about 6,500 steps before breakfast.  After a cooked breakfast, we got in the CRV to head about 65 miles to Lazydays.  We needed to renew our temporary FL license for Waldo - it had expired while we where parked at this CG.  We could have had it mailed to us at the CG, but Ken felt better going there to pick it up.  It is about a 1 1/4 hour drive to Lazydays so we were there around 10:45.  I was excited to take a Healthy Cooking class for my combination microwave/convection oven.  It was an hour class taught by the chef for Lazydays restaurant, Exit 10.  What a great informative class.  Ken sat in on it too!

From there we drove to Parkesdale Groves located near Plant City, the strawberry capital.   Another great experience!  We had to wait in a long line (but it moved very quickly) to get their world famous strawberry shortcake and strawberry milkshake (voted #1 by Food Channel).  The prices were so reasonable and the food incredible - well worth the wait!  After enjoying our treat, we shopped the market for fruits and veggies - by far the cheapest place we ever found in Florida. The gorgeous strawberries were only $1.98/quart and we got a 5 lb. bag of oranges and a 5 lb. bag of grapefruit each for $1.69.  All the veggies were very reasonable too!

This is the long line that "weaves" like a line at an
amusement park!

It took us about 20 minutes to get to the food

A production line for making the "treats"!

Okay, we were good.  We shared these delicious treats!
The milkshake was $1.99 and the strawberry shortcake $3.29!
There must have been a cup of strawberries on this creation!

A nice little sitting area to enjoy the strawberry creations!

I couldn't believe we  had the opportunity to see
President Obama enjoying his milkshake!  What a surprise!
Actually, this is a photo at the market!

Look good enough to eat!

This is one of the strawberry fields we passed!

The city of Tampa skyline!

We left there and decided to drive to an Encore Park located near Largo Florida, just south of Clearwater and north of St. Petersburg.  We wanted to see if this CG would be an option for another year.  We were not impressed! Came back over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, a very scenic route.  Only got back to the CG at 5.  We probably drove about 200 miles today, but felt it was a day well spent!

I was in contact with my mother and sister throughout the day.  Mom ended up having a heart catherization - her EKG this morning was not as good as yesterday, so they wanted to be certain she didn't have some blockage!  She thought it would be done around 10:30, but she never had the procedure till 2:15. Fortunately they told her she has the heart of a person 1/2 her age - it looks great.  They decided to keep her overnight to do some additional testing.  Not sure what they are looking for!  I am thankful that my sister was able to be with her today.  She left her work place when she found out on short notice that mother was having the catherization done.

Ken made us salads and grilled chicken for dinner along with some brown rice. He did some work on his I-Pad and I did some work on my computer.  Then I made some jewelry.  Ken is frustrated.  For some reason, his computer would not come on at all.  Not sure what is going on.  It worked fine yesterday. Unfortunately, that computer has all his links and passwords to so many things and sites.  We sure hope it changes its mind and decides to "resurface".

Ken talked to Lanie, and she and Bob think is computer is "fried".  Hopefully some of his info can be retrieved.  We watched The Voice (love that show) and were in bed by 10.  Tomorrow should be a "stay at the CG day"!

1 comment:

  1. We hope your Mother does fine with all the test.
    When we were in Florida last year, Parksdale was a favorite place to ride the motorcycle to. Every time a new biker came into the campground, we had to take them there.