My Travel Philosophy

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sightseeing in Florida

Really having a good time.  It was pretty chilly for a few days when we first arrived so we were in jeans and long-sleeves.  Enjoyed a really fun day just driving around Lakeland and seeing how big the town is and how beautiful the downtown area is.  There is a lake in the middle of downtown populated with swans and other waterfowl.  The swan must have been adopted as the city's mascot because large cement swans are all over town.  They're painted and remind me of the lions that decorated Appleton for a while, the cows in Chicago, and the pigs in Seattle.  Had to be careful where you walked!  I wasn't sure if they'd be mean, but they're obviously used to people being around and pretty much ignored us.  As a matter of fact, it must be mating season as we saw a lot of strutting going on with the males!

Sylvia, Tom, Mom, Carol, & Dean - great Italian place
This one is at the library.
 It's just so lovely to be outside in beautiful weather (although my cold or whatever it is is being reactivated by all of the blooming going on).  We've already hit Golden Corral and decided to go to Dean's favorite Italian place for lunch.  It's just a little hole-in-the-wall kind of place with really fabulous food!  The building used to house an old movie theatre and there are photographs on the wall showing what the place used to look like.

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