25 January 2009

Tampa & St Pete !

Ahhhh Tampa. After a few days in frigid New York, I flew to Tampa to see old friends and family.

Kelly flew direct to Florida from Dublin a few days earlier, so she picked me up at the airport and we went straight to one of our favorite restaurants for some dinner with friends.

Nice view of downtown Tampa from Landrys on the Courtney Campbell Causeway...

Kelly had her favorite meal, the meal of which she dreams and tells stories about....the $35 crab feast. Crab prepared 7 different ways in a platter designed for 2 people...or one happy Kelly.

After dinner we drove to old neighbors Megan & Ken's house....Megan & Ken, previously known as Megaken are now renamed PreggaKen as they are expecting a baby sometime later this year. They got a great house on a lake in Carrollwood and are remodeling it.

Here I help Ken install a microwave above the stove...and check his prostate.

Sunday was a Thunder game day, so although I am still nursing a rib injury, i went to the game to see all my former teammates...including Bingo, who as you can see below found a weave and made it into crotch decor. At least he wore an Ireland Pinney in my honor.

After the Tampa Thunder stomped a mudhole in the Ft Meyers team, we all went to Fergs Sports Bar in St Pete and drank 435 pitchers of beer and had a few snacks. Then we all went to Bingos house for the after-party after-party. It was great hanging out with ol crew again.

above Tony, Chris, Kirk, Clayton and Ralph.

below, Spades Jedi Masters Chris & Ken deal out another ass whooping to Bingo with new partner Clayton....how do we convince people to play us ?

While Kenny and I got some grub, the girls played some foosball...

Sunday was also Tony's birthday....pile on !

We stayed at Tony's house for two days while we visited with my brother & his kids (thats the next post) and then went to our old favorite hangout the Miramar Beach Resort, the scene of many a party including our going away party in June 2007, and our return party last February.
(see our archives for those posts)

I was able to work a few hours each day...how would you like this view from your office ?

Moving away from Florida has really made us appreciate it again. Beautiful.

On our last night everyone came down to the Miramar for a party. Party VIP's and SuperGuests Dale & Dalean always bring something awesome....in 2007 they brought 240 Jell-o shots, this time.... an X-Box and Guitar Hero including the drum kit !

Holy Crap...all I have to say is I NAILED the drum part to Livin' on a Prayer.

More pics to come of Brian & the Kids, The Miramar Guitar Hero Jam Band and more !


Anonymous said...

Great post. Looks like you guys has a fun time!


Pregaken said...

Note: This party did not achieve Phase IV, which is characterized by the breaking of furniture.

Chris said...

Ken you clearly need a refresher course on the Party Phases... I will do a special blog post on the topic