I am taking the week off during the kids spring break. On Monday we went to the zoo with Penny and Madison.
Then on Wednesday we left for a trip to Tampa/St. Pete and Sarasota. We had lunch at La Teresita in Tampa and walked around downtown St. Petersburg and The Pier area. We are staying at the Hilton on the bayfront across from the formerly named Al Lang Stadium.
Today we visited De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton and learned about some Spanish history and saw a live musket demonstration. We then went out to St. Pete Beach in Treasure Island and had some pizza from Original Pizza.
Tonight we are watching the Rays play the Baltimore Orioles. The first 10,000 fans received a Super Cow Bell (pictured) sponsored by Chick-fil-a. Jeff Niemann started for the Rays but left in the 2nd inning after getting hit by a Miguel Tejada line drive. The Rays are leading 2-1 in the bottom of the 4th.