Kristian’s Winter Getaway – Day 4 – Gasparilla Pirate Festival

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: I went on a 4 day trip to Florida for some solo travel time.  This is one of four posts about that trip.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

On my last full day in Florida, I headed out to Tampa to meet up with my cousin and his husband.

After a nice Cuban breakfast…

…we headed to their friend’s party…

…where food and drink were set up…

…to help celebrate a Pirate Festival called Gasparilla.

The party went through the house and out the garage…

…where it mixed with the neighbors’ parties…

…and everyone had a great time.

Eventually, we took to the streets…

…and crossed paths with pirates…

…bananas…

…more pirates…

…and even pirate dinosaurs.

Along the long street, there were various food vendors…

…fancy houses (sometimes with security)…

…and just so many people.

I admit…

…the people watching…

…was my favorite part.

That evening, we ended my Florida vacation with a nice family dinner at Clearwater’s Island Way Grill

…where we enjoyed raw oysters…

…soft shell crab…

…a vegetable…

…and…you guessed it…

…more sushi!

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