Part Two – Fun in the Sun!

21 Apr

After a 4 hour flight from Philadelphia to Tampa we werFlorida2 010e finally in sunny Florida! But  we hadn’t arrived at our final destination, Indian Rocks Beach. It was another 45minute car ride to the condo. One of the best things about the  condo was that it was super close to the beach, you could see it from the balcony and it was only a 2 minute walk. One of the other attractions of Indian Rocks Beach, other than the beach, is that it is close to where a bunch of baseball teams hold their training camp. So we went to go see the Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates game. If you read my blog a lot you may have already read out this. Florida2 009My favourite part of the game was the food! While at the game I got a Philly Cheese Steak and a pretzel. Philly Cheese Steaks are delicious, they are a sandwich made from thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese in a long roll. The one I had also had sautéed onions. All of the steak is cooked on a flattop and it looks like it takes skill! The cooks are chopping and making sure the steak doesn’t burn, all the while sautéing the onions and putting sandwiches together! If you’re ever in Philadelphia or watching a Phillies pre-season game in Florida, try and get a Philly Cheese Steak! Florida2 001

One of the other great things about visiting the States for a week is being able to bring back back booze! Alcohol is way cheaper in the States, most place don’t tax it as high as they do here in Canada. On the first day there I went into a grocery store (they sell alcohol in the grocery stores!) and bought a 12 pack of Corona for $11.99, here in Ottawa a 12 pack of Corona goes for $23.95! Over the week my Corona disappeared so I brought back a liter of Jack Daniels, again almost half price! So if you’re going to the States bring me back some JD! (Please drink responsibly!)

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Stay tuned for the next segment …

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