Monday, March 09, 2009

TARPON SPRINGS FLORIDA


JUST A COUPLE OF PICS FROM THE SPONGE DOCKS IN TARPON SPRINGS


This was the day before we left Florida before going back up north. Tarpon is a little village on the Bayou. It is well known for it's 'Sponge Docks', has been known as the Sponge Capitol of the World. The Greeks settled here and still harvest & sell sponges. It also has some wonderful restaurants.
We ate at one such place, named 'Santorin's' . We had a feast for a king. My brother had the sea food special. Scallops, shrimp, mussels in a light spaghetti gravy. I shared scallops with pasta in creamy sauce, the scallops were to die for! Of course we had to have homemade Sangria. Others had lamb/beef combo,chicken in traditional bread. O did I forget that Greek salad! We had no room for the desserts! Next time maybe!?
We also walked for a short time and did some shops, but had to go get puppy at the groomer. My brother & sister inlaw said-not fair! We haven't seen enough. I told them I was just showing them snippets so they had to come back to enjoy more!
It has many classic old homes which were home for the wealthy in the 1800's. I love to peer into Victorian type homes!
After picking up pup went to a lovely park near the ST Nick's Orthodox Church on the Bayou. They have an unusual custom of diving for crosses on New Year's day in this part of the Bayou. Today it was filled with Manatee. We prob saw a dozen or more of them. Such docile LARGE creatures.
We said bye to friends and off to my home to get ready for a long ride!

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?
Shantideva

6 comments:

Pax Romano said...

So are you done in FLA for good? Does this mean you are coming back to (dare I say it), Joisey???

If so, let me plan the Welcome Home Mama Jax Party!!!

Patty said...

Glad you had a nice trip to Fl. When we go we usually go to Jupiter, since our son and his family live there. We have also been to Sarasota and one time we took a trip to St. Augustine. It's very pretty around there.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Have a safe trip..it won't be as pretty up north....

Shoebee said...

I know the Florida is great, but isn't Maryland great too.....70's and grandkiddos.

citizen of the world said...

Safe journey!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Have a safe journey home