Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Obsession in Munn Park

I copied these photos from google images. They are from last year's Spring Obsession at Munn Park in downtown Lakeland.
These are rain barrels painted by local school children. They are big plastic feed barrels that a spigot has been added to it. They are for sale.
We saw beautiful plants and flowers today. All kinds of things for your lawns and gardens. All kinds of people were out enjoying the beautiful weather. The sun felt great but it was a little breezy with a slight chill to it.
They had a great jazz band playing, Made me want to dance like Frazier does on his show when he listens to music while waiting for his date to arrive. I loved that show, really made me laugh. I still enjoy the reruns! Frasier and Seinfeld, the best!
For lunch we ate at the Silver Ring. They only serve cuban food. This little sandwich shop began in Ybor City in the late 1940's. When I was a little girl in the late 50's we would take a trip to Tampa to go to the big Sears store and on the way home we stopped off in Ybor City to get cubans. Had to wait til we got home to enjoy eating them. Today Meagan and I had pressed cubans, spanish bean soup and Meagan had a deviled crab roll with hot sauce on the side. Years ago they opened the shop in Lakeland. It's a little hole in the wall kind of place.
Hope you have a great weekend and wonderful weather! More adventures next weekend in the historic district of our town. Stay tuned!!


jan said...

Somebody put a lot of imagination in painting the barrels. Nice work. I hope they all sold.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Those are cool looking barrells.
And it sounds like you had a great time.
Why does it look so warm there?
It is COLD here.

PugMoon - with, Bandit, Paisley, & Smokey pugs and their Mom Paula - PAPugMom said...

Love the barrels and colors used for them. We would wnjoy that outting too.

Suzanne said...

Loved hearing about your day. That is the perfect day for me. Something fun to do, sunshine, and food. Love those rain barrels!
- Suzanne

Dana Orsborn said...

This looks like a fun event!
I love the painted barrels.

Penny and I hope you have a
great week!

-Dana & Penny

Sandra y Coco said...

Hi Becky! How cool that you like cuban food! My husband is cuban american. His mother cooks really good and now he is interested in learning her recipes! Yum! He better hurry!
Thanks for asking about the pug. He lives here in Miami and I offered help finding a home for him but then I stepped aside because my friend (who doesn't really like dogs in the first place, that's why she is giving him away) is being a little too much picky about it... or should I say stoopid... (read my blog post about it). Have a happy saint patrick's day!

Libby's Library said...

Hey - did you see Ralph and bout Joan and the gang?
Gosh, I wish I could have been there!