A simple GIFt or two

It's cold everywhere ya look.
Maybe we need a distraction or two.

This one almost seems 'practiced'...



I think this guy usta live in Coral Bay...



How I usta feel coming home from my Grandmother's house...



Again - practiced. Wonder how many time he had to do it before it worked...


Cats are fur-covered idiots.


Boys will be boys after all is said and done...


and girls will be curious...


I'll take the chick on the left every day of the week.


Looking forward to springtime, aren't you?

I sure am done with all this cold/dark/damp business. Barely made it to 70 yesterday...









This was a great show...




I had no theme planned for these -
they're just too good not to post...



Weather here is lousy - cold and damp in the 50's - but it's better than Fargo, ND (where it's -50).

Here's some StJ to warm you up on a cold morning.















Some different roads we can travel down together on this crappy, rainy, cold miserable Sunday








It was a crappy day but everyone was drunk so it didn't matter.




The Gasparilla Pirate Fest was held yesterday. It is a free communitevent with over 100 years of history in the Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast region. You can find out more about the history and legend of Pirate Jose Gaspar here.
 
The Gasparilla Invasion

The majestic pirate ship, the Jose Gasparilla, sails through Hillsborough Bay fully rigged with cannons-a-firing, guns-a-blazing, and hundreds of seaworthy escorts that eventually join in Gasparilla's Flotilla. Gasparilla's Flotilla makes its way north across Hillsborough Bay and into Seddon Channel towards downtown Tampa. 

Mayhem ensues as Mayor Bob Buckhorn hands ov
er the key to the city to the cap'n of the Ye Mystic Krewe, James C. Von Thron. With the treasured key in their hands, the Krewe ofGasparilla Pirate Parade the Gasparilla leads a jolly victory celebration known as the Parade of Pirates down Bayshore Boulevard. 

The Parade of Pirates
The Parade of Pirates runs from 2-5:30p.m. and offers booty, bounty, and more. The buccaneers head down historic Bayshore Boulevard and into downtown Tampa during the 3.8-mile long parade route. Enjoy rousing chants, colorful costumes, and lively music with more than 90 floats, 14 marching bands, and over 50 Krewes. Grab yer mateys and come on out, arrr!

The Street FestivalFrom 10a.m. to 10p.m. in downtown Tampa, the Pirate Fest Street Festival continues day and night along Ashley Drive from Kennedy Boulevard to Cass Street. Here you'll find live entertainment, grub, grog, and more! (Yo-ho-ho, you can also find Captain Morgan Rum at the beer gar
Gasparilla Street Festivaldens throughout the event.) The festivities begin before the pirates invade and continue long after the pirates parade through the streets.
 
 

A little Django gypsy style.

 These guys are good. Check them out for yourself...