My buddy who bought a condo in downtown Tampa at Skypoint is now back in Tampa from LA. I flew out Friday, and we drove back the I-10 route through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and finally Florida. Left at 2pm Friday afternoon, got to Tampa at 2pm Tuesday afternoon!!
So now he's moving in, and has lots to explore in an ever emerging downtown, which was once the epicenter of life in Tampa until the 1960's when surburbia came to town, but now is establishing itself with new establishments and people actually LIVING in the city center.
The 41st Birthday is ahead tomorrow, so LOTS to consider for the long Birthday Weekend...dinner at Malio's, A trip to the Tampa Bay History Center, Busch Gardens, MOSI's Body Works Exhibit, Asia Fest and Dragon Boat Races, Shakespeare in the Park, Rays vs Red Sox Baseball game, St. Pete's First Friday, ECO-lution "Paint the town Green", The beach, etc......and the weather should be perfect too!