Gasparilla 2013

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by JamesM, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. JamesM

    JamesM Been here awhile

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    Atlanta is supposed to sleet today, it's 32 degrees out and I'm freezing. Screw this shit. I'm headed to the beach and some debauchery at Gasparilla.

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  2. JamesM

    JamesM Been here awhile

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    The chariot.

    3 stops 528 miles and 7 hours later. Profit.
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    Ride over to Davis Island if you want a little peace and quiet during your visit. The area out by Peter O'Knight airport is pretty neat. Tampa was a great place to live in the '70s, hope you find it a great place to visit.
    Personally, I think the growth choked it to death.
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    JamesM Been here awhile

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    I have been to Florida many times in the past but this trip seemed different. Travelling on a bike overwhelmed the senses and arriving presented a sense of accomplishment that is rarely felt.



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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmolinaro/8423609369/" title="Man Feeding Birds by jmolin8808, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8222/8423609369_af14dc3c12_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Man Feeding Birds"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmolinaro/8424692668/" title="Sunset Panorama by jmolin8808, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8224/8424692668_ac3644eff7_z.jpg" width="640" height="132" alt="Sunset Panorama"></a>
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  5. JamesM

    JamesM Been here awhile

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    I had never been to Gasparilla before, but the description from my friends of it and a quick Google image search told me it was something I wanted to be apart of.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmolinaro/8424682128/" title="photo 1_0 by jmolin8808, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8424682128_c14642776e_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="photo 1_0"></a>
    Lauren (Left- Wife) and Maria (Right) tatted up and ready for the madness:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmolinaro/8423597889/" title="The Captain by jmolin8808, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8215/8423597889_07568ba23a_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="The Captain"></a>
    The Captain:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmolinaro/8423581883/" title="Awesome Granny by jmolin8808, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8423581883_d93c0cf19f_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="Awesome Granny"></a>
    Out of Control Granny:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmolinaro/8423625399/" title="Float by jmolin8808, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8423625399_1c7dc620a4_z.jpg" width="640" height="248" alt="Float"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmolinaro/8424719354/" title="Float 2 by jmolin8808, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8424719354_5960e61296_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Float 2"></a>
    Video of Cannons: http://www.youtube.com/v/3Bq6bXW0cRc (WARNING LOUD)
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