Gone South

I am outside the perimeter again. What the fu…

Long And Slow
I hit the road a little after 8:00am yesterday headed to Florida. Not wishing to fill the coffers of State Troopers I plodded down I-75, rarely exceeding the speed limit, only stopping for gas in Cordele, Georgia and lunch in Gainesville, Florida.

Traffic in the town of my alma mater (the University of Florida in case you didn’t know) has gotten much worse since I attended school there nearly thirty years ago. (I know, I look so young!) After failing to find a suitable place to eat and watch a little NFL, I drove to the traditionally dead part of town and popped into a Chinese buffet to quickly fill my belly before returning to the interstate.

Understandably the drive was filled with many cars appearing to be headed home after escaping Hurricane Matthew.

I rolled into Dunedin around 4:00pm, and made a quick stop for cash and beer before completing my journey.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Rolling Down The Causeway” (Tampa Bay, Florida, United States)
Rolling Down The Causeway
A quick snap as I drove westward along the Courtney-Campbell Causeway yesterday. I am old enough to remember when this was a narrower, poorly-lit stretch of road. Causeway driving was a thrill when I first got my drivers license.

Monday Is A Bingo Day
As you read this I may be squeezing in a twenty-mile ride before cleaning up to go to afternoon bingo with my mother and aunts at some church. If I am lucky I will also be noshing on a $1 ham and cheese sandwich while playing.

Have a great day friends.

Paulie [dunedin/fl]

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4 Responses to Gone South

  1. Barb says:

    I’m back from Iowa, its always interesting going home……

    We did get to frequent some of the bars & restaurants in the area that was closed down for a good week for the flood, luckily all the prep worked, nothing got ruined likje it did in 2008.
    The highlight of the establishments we visited was the Black Sheep Social Club. Food was excellent, our waitress was a bit scattered, but we gave her the benefit of the doubt being they had just reopened the day before.
    It was in a cool old building they had recently renovated with what I expect to be spectacular lofts above the restaurant.

    good luck with bingo!

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Thanks. Tensions are getting high as I am currently in the arena, aka “a church”.

  3. Al says:

    Did you bingo?

  4. Yep. Will be in tomorrow’s blog post.

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