Saturday, a bunch of us got together at a friends up in Tampa's Wellswood neighborhood for a graduation/pre-Wazoo party, the evening was nice, as we had major rain showers earlier in the day......dropping my buddies truck off at his South Seminole Heights house, it was a short cab ride to the 13th annual WaZoo at Lowry Park Zoo, one of the 10 best beer tastings/festivals in the country. They were expecting close to 4000 people this year, it was easy getting in, and there were live bands staged throughout the park, and PLENTY(over 250 varieties) of free flowing Beer from Breweries all over the country as far away as Seattle and Food from many local neighborhood eateries. It was very spreadout throughout the park, and they had put the animals to bed so they would not be too disturbed. Tank's had the best eats with their BBQ Pork(need to get up to Carrollwood and check that place out), and as far as beers, there were so many samples..we couldn't pin point just one favorite.
It was then a cab ride to a 70's Disco party being held in the North Hyde Park neighborhood....some of us didn't have any 70's clothing, but it was fun to see a large group of people all dressed up, some with roller skates, Burt Reynolds mustaches, Farrah Fawcett hair, etc....Good Times!
Sunday we went up to Channelside for Brunch at a friends place in Grand Central Condos. Living in this brand new condo building, very modern, he has a corner unit with glass floor to ceiling windows that gave one views from the Sunshine Skyway and Tampa Bay, downtown Tampa, Ybor City, all the way out to Brandon...Sunday evening was a birthday party in the South Tampa neighborhood of Stoney Point...just some BBQ'ing with about 40 good people out by the pool, they live on a canal which leads into the Bay...made for a nice ending to another great summer weekend.
Work takes me to Fort Lauderdale for the day on Tuesday, and then im off to Chicago for Market Days weekend on Thursday....my eighth year at one of Chi-town's largest outdoor street festival.