I know Spring Break isn’t even here yet, but, it’s not too early to think about what you’re going to be doing with your kids this Summer. Instead of the same old day care programs, why not send your kids on an adventure?!
Busch Gardens Tampa offers Adventure Day camps for K-12, with many different programs, as well as sleep over camps. And, you can claim it as dependent care on your taxes.
Check it out Busch Gardens Tampa is taking Summer enrollment online now. Sign up early and save! Busch Gardens Educational programs
Gasparilla is here, and the pirates are ready to invade Tampa. Here’s a couple of cool things I found to help you get in the Gasparilla spirit.
Gasparilla T shirts
Target on Dale Mabry has a great selection of Gasparilla and pirate tees, including this one blinged out in pink.
I couldn’t resist the scent of these candles, hand poured right in Historic Ybor City by 7th Avenue Apothecary. This is their Gasparilla selection in Coconut Spiced Rum scent. It’s what a pirate should smell like. I took it home and burned it…OH EM GEE…it smells so good!!!
The Smell of Pirates
They say the candle will burn for 55 hours. I’ll follow up and let you know, but right now, I’m totally loving it!
My friend, and very talented photographer, Nicole Abbett shot this beautiful time-lapse of downtown Tampa.
You can read the full article about the project on Creative Loafing.
Pole dancing is not just for Strippers anymore. It’s become a great way to get fit with a body strengthening workout. And, if you’re ever hard up for money, it’s not a bad skill to have, you know, to leave your options open.
If you don’t see yourself getting on a pole anytime soon, but you want to check out the art form. You can head to The Ritz, in Ybor, this Saturday, August 11th, to watch the experts, and benefit charity. Continue reading
The 2012 Frozen Four was in Tampa this year. I didn’t attend the NCAA hockey event, but… I did go to Channelside…
Channelside welcomes the Frozen Four
I joined my fellow pirates and took to the streets of Tampa for a fun day at Gasparilla. This year was different for my Krewe because we were so close to the front of the parade (#9.) This meant a lot less time for pre-parade partying, but we still made the best of it.
The crowds were crazy, but everyone seemed to be having a good time. Except for the occasional bead thrown back at me, (by the way, so not cool, if you don’t like it, give it away don’t throw it back at the pirates…seriously, it hurts!) Continue reading
The 2012 Gasparilla Children’s Parade was a lot of fun. It was perfect Florida weather for parading. There’s nothing like the look on a child’s face when they catch that special bead meant for them. Continue reading
I’ve been to Channelside on multiple occasions; to watch a movie, have dinner, go bowling, stuff my face with chocolate, etc…
In all my visits there, I’ve never noticed that the bowling pin outside of Splitsville is actually an American original. That’s right, Tampa is home to the world’s largest bowling pin! The world’s largest bowling pin towers 30 feet above the Channelside Courtyard at the entrance to Splitsville.
I knew Tampa was home to the world’s longest sidewalk (Bayshore Blvd), but who knew we had this great piece of Americana right under our nose?! Ladies and Gentlemen, you can mark this one, off my bucket list!
Worlds Largest Bowling Pin