I left the east coast of central Florida and went to Tallahassee to pick up Hannah, her clothes, her bed, and whatever else was making its way to Tampa. Hannah and I went to dinner with Maggie, her boss, and our good friend, and Maggie’s boyfriend Bryan. Dinner conversation at the Outback was dosed liberally with baseball chatter. Maggie is a huge Yankee fan – well, she actually is more petite, but loves her Pinstripes. Bryan, who lives in the D.C. area, supports the hometown Nationals.
Saturday morning, Hannah and I headed southbound to Tampa on taking the leisurely route down U.S. 19, which hits every little unheard of town you can imagine. We passed through Waukeenah, Iddo, Eridu, and Cross City before having lunch at Bar-B-Q Bill’s in Chiefland. I love barbeque, and this fit the description. Less than 25 minutes, and we were back on the road, headed for Weeki Wachee and New Port Richey before taking the southeast turn to the metropolis of Tampa.
Sunday was moving day for Sarah and Hannah. Which meant, of course, numerous trips up and down the stairs of their complex. Derik, a friend of Sarah’s from Florida State helped out with the move as well as Hannah’s boyfriend Bishop. They have a great little place a few minutes walk from Bayshore Blvd., which is activity central, from the Gasparilla celebration to Joe Maddon biking, to everyone and their brother running, jogging, or walking.
And why do I speak of all this, when this is supposed to be about the Rays?
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