We had a fun-filled two day adventure in St. Petersburg, just a three hour drive away. We took in a Tampa Bay Rays game (they lost, but we still had a great all-American time, including a fabulous $9 Coke!)
Our hotel was luxurious and welcoming, right on the bay and with magnificent views to wake and fall asleep to. The area around the Pier is very sleek and chi-chi now, including this little shop with fashionable sculptures out front:
|Isn’t Gator-Woman fabulous?|
|The shoes! The pedicure!|
A visit to the Florida Holocaust Museum was a solemn interlude. It’s a site I recommend to all, for a piece of history that we might rather forget — but must not. We had a very well-schooled docent. He showed us an actual rail car, shipped to Florida from Poland. Jews and other prisoners were transported in this car to extermination camps, where, near the end of the war, most survived for less than an hour. Chilling to see and contemplate.
We were also privileged to view a wall of tiles, created by children to represent their views of the Holocaust. Here are some heartbreaking, and heart-lifting ones I will remember:
|Do you see the fragile “Hope”?|
|Here’s a bolder one!|
|The Talmud says, “Whoever saves a life, it is considered
as if he saved a world entire.”
I couldn’t leave St. Pete without some thrifting. I found the Revolve Clothing Exchange, and wow! it was a great find:
|Packed full of goodies.|
I picked up four nifty tops that fit right in with my aesthetic: simple knits and sheer florals. And a pair of shades. Total spent: $41!
Happy Tuesday to you all, and I hope you enjoy every moment.