22 January 2008

the trip

I went to Florida to see my friend Nancy at her new home in The Villages. we had a fine time talking   talking   talking.

on one overcast day we went driving & end'd up in Tarpon Springs   the Greek community which was once famous for its sponges. I remember as a boy seeing Robert Wagner as a Greek sponge diver in "Beaneth the 12 Mile Reef." location scenes for the movie were shot in Tarpon Springs. we had a sumptious lunch of saganaki & scordalia & grouper. I bought neighbor Rita a small sponge & posed with it at the statue of the diver.

because I'd never been to that part of the state I tackd on a few resort days in Orlando. I simply wasn't ready for such harsh weather.

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