Monday, February 23, 2015

Sponge Bob, Selma, and Songs

I last posted on Wednesday, February 18th, and I thought it might be time to at least do a summary of the last few days before I forget all we have done. While the folks up north continue to deal with a harsh winter we have experienced some unusually cold temps this past week and then a glorious weekend in the 70's and 80's. It is difficult to accept that we are in the same country.

On Thursday, Dewey came down from Homosassa with his air pump to inflate the tires and some spray to lubricate the chain on the old bicycle here at the house. We soon had it working fine and despite some rust it is an acceptable ride. I've been riding around the neighborhood almost every day and the exercise seems to be helping with the pain in my knee.

In the afternoon we went to the local bargain movie theater where John and Dewey saw the new Sponge Bob film and Mary and I had the opportunity to see "Selma".
I thought that the acting in "Selma" was extraordinary and the film certainly captures the tension and violence of the time. Viewing this film is a sobering reminder of the sacrifice that many have made in the struggle for racial equality and justice.

Thursday evening we tried a new restaurant, Gator's Dockside, in Springhill. We chose to go there because John and I wanted to watch the races from Daytona and we knew there were large screen televisions at this restaurant. 
Following a short wait we were seated in a booth under a large screen which was telecasting a basketball game. I asked the waitress if it could be changed to the race and soon the manager came over and changed the channel for us. We ordered wings and beer and had a very enjoyable evening.

On Friday, we were visited by friends who live in Ocala. Over coffee and cinnamon rolls we shared with them what a nice time we had the previous evening. After hearing our review they wanted to try Gator's Dockside for lunch. We returned to the restaurant and everyone was impressed with the food and the 2 for 1 drinks. We had a great visit with Rich, Louise, Zoe and Rich and sure appreciate them making the drive over to see us. The afternoon warmed up and we were able to sit in the backyard by the canal and enjoy the sunshine and conversation.

Saturday morning Mary had an appointment at the hairdressers in Brooksville. While I waited I went for a walk in Tom Varn Park. 
In the afternoon we visited the Airport Flea market and John had an opportunity to sing some karaoke. He sang a John Denver song.

On Sunday my focus was on watching the Daytona 500 in the afternoon and the Oscar Presentations in the evening. I also cooked a Sweet and Spicy Crusted Chicken for dinner. We served it with fresh steamed broccoli and it was delicious.

Today, Monday, we once again traveled down to Clearwater to attend a concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Four very talented singers presented country music in a revue called Live from Nashville. On the way home we had dinner once again at Sweet Tomatoes.


Sarah said...

Sounds like you all are having a great time! Glad the bike riding is helping your leg pain.

Sarah said...

Sounds like you all are having a great time! Glad the bike riding is helping your leg pain.

Dewey said...

Nice summary. Great photo of Sponge Bob. I'm glad the tires are holding the air. Happy riding.