Tuesday, January 29, 2013

spinning records in St. Pete

Check this out! While home in Ohio for Christmas, David sorted, boxed and loaded the last of his childhood stuff, including a bulging baseball card collection. About a year ago he began asking about our old stereo/turntable and records. It turns out, we had TWO turntables in the basement. He and Katie dragged them out and discovered they still work and we said sure, you can have it all. So we drove the whole lot down to Florida .. baseball cards, records and all. Here's David, spinning "Aztec Two-Step" .. does anyone remember those guys from the 70's? We also enjoyed some James Taylor, Neil Young, and Beatles during our visit. Amazing! This stereo pre-dates ME in Bill's life! A little odd but fun to see our son enjoying it.

That Friday was s-p-e-c-t-a-c-u-l-a-r  .... as Florida weather tends to be
in January, so we headed for a park along Tampa Bay. 
Honestly, I could have pitched a tent there for three days and been content.
Sunshine. Nothing like it.
Bill's more a bench-in-the-shade type of guy,
so we were all happy.

David and I set up shop on the sand.
I'd brought a book but couldn't read.
Instead, I drank in the sun and scenery of Tampa Bay

That evening, David hosted a cookout/potluck at his house to introduce us to some of his friends ... all great people from his church. It was a lot of fun, and of course we played records and reminisced over Neil Young's great music!

Our visit isn't over. There's more to come
... bikes and beach and sweet time together.

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