Derby Lane Reunion
10.02.2010 - 11.02.2010 9 °C
Today was VERY VERY cold. We woke up to 44 degrees and said, we're out of here. So we drove to St. Petersburg and went to Derby Lane Greyhound track. This was my dad's favourite place, so after spreading some ashes on the track we enjoyed 6 races (and the weather was 10 degress warmer). We were not too lucky until the 6th race. Darwin grabbed a vodka and diet coke in honour of dad and bet on a boxed trifecta and he won....So it paid off the five races before.
Satisfied with leaving on a winning streak, we then headed off to Treasure Island and Madeira Beach, so Darwin could see where our family spent spring vacations. We were thrilled to see the mom and pop efficiency hotels still exist in this area. It was fun to drive down memory lane.
Back to Orlando and off to Downtown Disney. We toured around for a bit and then went to see Mel Gibson's latest flick. It was OK..... We had to get inside because it was FREEZING. We are all bundled up in our warmest clothes and still shaking.
Just got back to the room and are off to bed. A cold day is exhausting. We are definitely not used to this weather!