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Old 03-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Southeast Lower Carolina
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I am unabashed fan of rural Florida from my roaming around the state in the 1970's. Try Cedar Key, it is West of Hwy 19 and located at the end of Hwy 24 I believe. Used to be a very neat place back in its day. Another nugget is Davis Island located in Tampa Bay right off the western edge of downtown. Get on the little road that borders the Eastern edge of the island. My wife and I used to sit out there and watch the ships in the channel. There is a quaint, very small beach at the fartherest tip of the island just past Peter O'Knight airport. Now for food, especially since you will be rather close to this area if you are doing the baseball thing, go to the Alessi Bakery 2909 W Cypress St and get properly fed. Real Cuban sandwiches, pastries , you name it. Sit outside under their tent and enjoy the real Tampa traditions. Try some black beans and rice at one of the diners along in that area. Plenty of jewels in Tampa beneath the decay of the last forty years.
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