Friday, April 11, 2014

From Cedar Key

So now we're enjoying some down time on Florida's west coast -- in Cedar Key, a place neither of us has visited before. Today we explored the tiny old town and had lunch at Tony's Seafood Restaurant, which has the world's best clam chowder. No, really! They even won the championship in Rhode Island -- yes, Florida clam chowder took New England's top prize -- for three years straight, before retiring into the hall of fame. Afterward, more exploration, then shopping for provisions in the local market, then I bought boiled peanuts from an old fella sittin' under an umbrella singin' country music and playin' guitar. Just about a perfect day, I'd say!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tartan Day

From today's Tartan Day in The Villages:

Here's Mary, of the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance in Indianapolis. She asked us if we could play a jig for her, so that she could dance. Such a little natural! I'd say the future of Irish dance is safe in Mary's hands -- and feet.

Another photo -- this one captures Bob, of Glasgow, as he guests with us in singing "Caledonia." (And of course, Greg, Tam and Ann in the foreground.)