The Game Plan:
- Brunch at Samaria in downtown Tampa which ranked in the top 10 brunch spots for the area
- A short walk to the Old Tampa Book Company where I gave T a $1 budget for the sidewalk sale - where their old, unique books are on sale for 50 cents for a paperback and $1 for a hardback. I got the same budget. : ]
- The Plant Museum - where I'd previously told you all I'd bought us tickets on groupon and we would finally get to go.
I stayed in Friday night reading, cooking, baking, watching Season One of Laguna Beach with the roomie and resting up for my date. Ok fine, and painting my toes nails which had been chipping since Easter weekend - it was time. I hadn't told T the plan, just to dress comfy, wear shoes he could walk in, and not to eat before he came, there would be food involved.
Pre-date pic taken by the roomie.
We got downtown a little after ten Saturday morning and found parking by the children's museum. It was a beautiful day to be downtown, let me just tell you. For Tampa, beautiful means it was warm but not unbearably hot.
We walked to Samaria Cafe where we had life-changing (and huge) omettes.
We would go again, for sure. The food was wonderful. (thanks urbanspoon for the recommendation).
Afterwards we did had across the street to the Old Tampa Book Store for some browsing a little sidewalk shopping.
To our final destination of the day:
The Henry B. Plant Museum which is inside an old victorian hotel on UT's campus. Thankfully they let you take pictures inside too...
Coolest lamp ever.