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Black Friday we chose to hit downtown Bradenton, meet for breakfast at an outdoor cafe, and do a walk-a-bout on the waterfront with our cameras.
Who knew we would have 48 degrees and 20 knots wind on that morning? as we stepped out of our cars, the shock of the cold north wind slapped us in the face as we stood and admired the shadows the bright sun threw on the bricks.(remember we are in FLORIDA, home of warm temps year round). The flag is PROOF!
We both agreed the day was a bummer and that there would be no walking the 3 mile trail in that weather, besides all the birds were hiding. I said and guess what? all of downtown is closed and locked up tight, the sidewalks are empty of tables and chairs, the breakfast is a no go. Double Bummer. Or so we thought!
We decided to check out Teresa's Resturant, only a few blocks south of where we stood. One bummer dropped off our Walk-A-Bout, Teresa's was OPEN!
We spent well over an hour eating great food and entetaining our photograper selves by taking indoor pictures. Great food Great Fun AND fodder for another blog comng soon!
As we started to get in the car, I spied a cottage through the trees and said, Let's see if that boutique is open, everytime i pass it, I think I will stop one day and never do.
the second bummer of the day disapeared. As we walked up the shop owner came out the back door and we asked if they were open. She said in a few minutes, I said is it ok if we go in the fence and take photos unitl you open? Her answer was let me unlock the gate and disable the alarm and of course you can.
Check out their website, click on this link, Rusty Crickets Coastal City Cottage and the owner made our day. Diane finished her Christmas shopping and I was given permission to take photo's in the shop. I gathered A wealth of blog material and all the Christmas photos I need DVD movie Christmas card for my friends at the nursing facility.
This just proves Things are not always what they seem. Our Black Friday
Walk-A-bout went from bummer to blessings, Just Like That!