January 24, 2010
Vacation, Day 2
We had the day planned, we were going to visit the Maclay Gardens to get a small bit of exercise and see acres of camellias in bloom, then to the Natural Bridge Battlefield, because Beau is a history buff, then a jaunt through the Mary Brogan Museum of Art, where there is a Kinsey exhibit in progress. But, we woke to a very steady rain. So, it was a quick replan of the entire day, since the Museum didn't open until 1pm on Sunday.
So we drove down to Micanopy, bypassing Gainesville (an avid LSU fan cannot be seen hanging around there), where we spent a couple hours browzing around in the shops and such. I purchased a wonderful handmade art hairclip and a stone choker for our son. Then, down to Ocala for some lunch and a visit to a rather dumpy, but quite huge, flea market. We bypassed the vendor sections and wandered the aisles of individuals selling their misc. junk ... woops, stuff. We don't have these type of events in our community; suppose we are too uppity or something.
Halted the day in Tampa and checked into our hotel. The Saints/Viking Game was a must see and we parked our behinds at the bar of Outback Steak House, where we ate, drank and cheered on The Saints.