Friday, July 15, 2016

Don't Need No Bus - I've Gotta Car

Dear readers, we pause our gastronomic journey for a few moments to share with you a different and exciting adventure we recently discovered:

The Belle of Gulf Boulevard and I were lounging in bed this morning with freshly ground and brewed coffee and our copy of the Tampa Bay Times.

A news story piqued our interest. There was a recent Bastille Day celebration commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, and the unity of the French people at the Fête de la Fédération on 14 July 1790.

This local event, that also honored local WWII veterans, took place at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. My bride and I looked at one another and queried, "Automobile museum?" Neither of us realized Tampa Bay had one of those.

After rousting our booties from our comfy nest of love, we Googled the museum. Sure enough, there it was at 3301 Gateway Centre Boulevard in Pinellas Park. We had to go - so we went, and the museum is a Tampa Bay treasure.

I know nothing about cars beyond the sound system, but this was a thoroughly fascinating and educational (in a good way) experience. Most of the vehicles are from Europe. Many of these ancient vehicles were way ahead of their time with features that have eventually been incorporated in our 'modern' buggies.

I took a few pictures that in no way take the place of a visit to this museum.

After touring this facility, we motored over to the Seabreeze Island Grill for appetizers and adult beverages.

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