Who made it out to Tampa’s First Food Truck Rally this past weekend?
I started seeing the hype a week or so back, and knew I had to attend. The food truck movement is going strong in Miami, but this was the first time I saw some evidence of it in our general area. This rally is the first in a series of rallies, and I think the events will gain more fans for the food truck concept. I can’t wait.
This one was held in the Hyde Park area of Tampa, in the parking lot area of a local church. There was live music, restrooms, and free childcare!! We got there a little after 11 and the lines were already long. The food smelled great and ranged from cupcakes to sandwiches to vegetarian dishes. Some of the attendees are complaining about the execution for the event, but the idea is so great that it can only improve next time. I must admit I only sampled a cupcake—but I will definitely bring more hardy companions to the next event, ones who will not shy away from a line so I can taste more. I hope everyone hangs in and supports this exciting new part of Tampa’s food life. And hopefully Sarasota’s food truck culture will not be far behind!
The Facebook page for the event is here: http://www.facebook.com/TampaFoodTruckRally
Filed under Sarasota, Travel
This is phrase that brought a visitor to our site recently. I thought it was a great phrase and it gave me an idea.
Wouldn’t it be fun to share with everyone what you recently saw on a Florida beach?
I’d love for you to share pics or stories about something you recently saw on a Florida beach. You can do this by commenting here or sending pics to us via Facebook or Twitter. I look forward to hearing from everyone! (Let’s keep this G-rated of course!)
Filed under Travel, Twitter
As with many people who live here in Florida, I did not grow up here. When I thought of Florida, I thought of beautiful sunsets out at the beach. I could imagine bringing my camera and snapping picture after picture of the sunsets.
After I moved here in ’93 I discovered a part of Florida that no one talks about in their vacation stories: Rural Florida. In particular for me it is a town in Manatee County called Myakka City. This is where I discovered that there was more to this beautiful state than I could ever have imagined. Among the acres and acres of orange groves and farmland are endless sightings of cows, horses, chickens, wild hogs, deer and turkey: all the things I left back home in upstate NY and never imagined finding here in Florida.
After moving to Myakka City, I discovered that Florida mornings were more beautiful than the sunsets and beaches. Out here in the mornings it is usually a little foggy and as the sun starts to rise, its brilliant colors stream through the trees and reflect off the fog. If I am fortunate, our horses will be in the right spot so that I can capture them grazing in the ribbons of colored light burning off the fog. If it looks like it is going to be a dreary day, then the dew dripping off the flowers or the silhouette of the birds against the morning fog will capture my camera lens.
And as the Florida mornings offer the promise of a new day, I will be out there with my camera trying to capture the images.
I am a self taught recreational photographer here in Myakka City, FL. Though I never know where my camera will lead me, I mostly photograph outdoor events and nature. My photos can be viewed on Facebook at Camo Creek Photography.