Yesterday was our friend Jennifer’s birthday, and the original plan was to go to Mount Dora for the Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza, which is held three times a year. It’s one of our favorite events and Terry and I have been there a couple of times browsing acre after acre of vendors selling everything from antique furniture and tools to small household items.
Unfortunately, it had rained a lot Saturday, and the weatherman said we could expect more rain off and on yesterday, so we decided to put that on hold. They will be holding two other Extravaganzas, one in January and one in February, so we’ll get to one or both of those.
With that off the table, since Jennifer and her guy Jesse enjoy antiques as much as we do, we decided to go down to the Titusville Antique Mall, which is another favorite for Terry and I. They had never been there and were just as impressed with it as we always are. The place is huge and filled with all kinds of goodies.
This time around, Terry found a small storage chest and an end table she liked. The vendor was just bringing them into her booth and gave us a heck of a deal on the pair. This little chest is cool because it’s got a leather top that opens to a small storage area and a slide-out tray that is also covered in leather. It needs a little TLC, but for $15 we thought it was a heck of a deal.
If you have been reading this blog for very long, you probably know that I like to laugh and to make other people laugh, and I got an opportunity when we were checking out at the antique mall. When the older gentleman at the counter admired our purchases and said, “I really like your chest” I felt it was only appropriate to tell him thanks and that I thought he had a nice butt, too. He didn’t have much to say to me after that, but everybody else laughed.
Since it was Jennifer’s birthday, she got to choose where we would eat and decided on Victorio’s Oyster Bar & Grille, which is on US Highway 1 on the north side of Titusville. We have driven by the place many times and talked about stopping but never got around to it, so this seemed like a good opportunity.
I ordered a combo of shrimp, clam strips, and scallops, Terry ordered shrimp and fish, Jennifer tried a couple of different samplers, and Jesse went with this seafood combo that included crab legs, shrimp, and scallops.
We all agreed that the food wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t outstanding enough to make us want to rush back, either. We also all agreed that we could have gotten a better meal at Dixie Crossroads in Titusville for about the same money.
The restaurant has a couple of resident peacocks and I managed to get a picture of them in the parking lot as we were leaving. Peacocks are beautiful birds, but they sure are noisy. When I lived in Tucson years ago, I had a neighbor who owned several of them and I woke up one night to what I thought was a child screaming in terror. I went outside to see what was going on, and it turned out it was just the darn peacocks making noise.
We made a quick stop at Tractor Supply on our way home so Jesse could pick up a couple of things he wanted, and then it was back to the house, where Terry and I spent some time answering e-mails before settling in to watch a little bit of television to round out our day.
Congratulations Joyce Space, winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Barefoot In The Parking Lot, by Vineet Verma. We had 67 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – When bad things happen, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, destroy you, or strengthen you.