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Old 12-12-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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T & T's 2nd Thanksgiving Trip - Day 3

Monday 23rd November 2009
We decided not to go to Blizzard Beach today but we had decided to go to Anna Maria Island instead.

We changed our minds again and went .................................................. Shopping to...........................Wal-Mart. We are still looking for the illusive Christmas present, we tried the Wal-Mart on the 27 this time and still no luck! Theresa did get some more fabric and some scrapbooking card packs so it wasn’t a total waste of time.


From there, we drove to the Mall at Millennia as we really wanted to get Maddie’s 21st birthday present. She will be 21 on the 31st December and as we knew exactly what she wanted we didn’t want to take the chance that they would be out of stock if we left it until after Thanksgiving.



Theresa also evaluated the shops for the Black Friday sales so she knew in which direction to mount her attack when we arrive. This shopping was becoming more and more like a military campaign by the minute.

Well, an army marches on its stomach so next up we headed for The Cheesecake Factory.

The food was delicious, it pains me to say it as I think of Sheppard’s Pie as being a British dish but I have got to hand it to them, The Cheesecake factory makes the best Sheppard’s Pie I have ever tasted.



Theresa had the Chicken Bellagio which was chicken in light breadcrumbs on a bed of angel hair basil pasta with a parmesan cream sauce and arugula. She said it was absolutely delicious but she could only manage about ¼ of the pasta as she really wanted to save space for the cheesecake we had missed out on, on our last visit.



For dessert I had the apple streusel cheesecake and Theresa had the peanut butter fudgecheesecake. It was all so yummy but Theresa still didn’t manage to finish her dessert. I think this was the first time in recorded history that Theresa hasn’t finished a pudding.



After we’d finished looking around the mall we headed for Sand Lake Road. As we promised to get some Cigars, we were struggling to find the shop even though we knew the number. We saw a Barnes & Noble book shop and, as we had a few books on our list of presents to get, we went in. Theresa’s sister has been trying to get a copy of the second series of Everwood as she is a big fan and we were very lucky to find it here. I sent a text to my BIL as he was desperate to get it deleted off of their sky + box. He sent me one straight back. I could tell he was very pleased. When we came out of the shop I could see the cigar shop in the next parade so that was our next port of call.

After this we went to Michaels’ so Theresa could carry out some more recon. for Friday.


We then went home for a very long nap as we were so tired. We really did seem to still be on English time. We watched an episode of Bones and Theresa wrote up The Happy Book (our holiday journal) before having an early night.
Tomorrow we are off to St. Augustine.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
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Crikey you two can shop glad to hear you rounded off the day with an episode of bones though
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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Shopping and eating ~ it sounds like the perfect day Tone
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:35 PM   #4
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Shopping and eating ~ it sounds like the perfect day Tone
A theme that you will find appearing repeatedly.
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Wow, Tony!!! I am loving your enthusiasm for shopping, sir!!!

Might even have to make Mr. Tart read your trippie so he can see what sort of passion for purchasing I expect from him in future...

Only ever had cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory - looking at your pics, I must find room to try their entrees in future.
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Wow, Tony!!! I am loving your enthusiasm for shopping, sir!!!

Might even have to make Mr. Tart read your trippie so he can see what sort of passion for purchasing I expect from him in future...

Only ever had cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory - looking at your pics, I must find room to try their entrees in future.
Don't be so quick to show Mr Tart. I ONLY EVER go shopping for none essentials in Florida and we were doing ALL of our Christmas shopping.

It really pains me to admit it is the best Sheppards Pie I have ever eaten.
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Don't be so quick to show Mr Tart. I ONLY EVER go shopping for none essentials in Florida and we were doing ALL of our Christmas shopping.

It really pains me to admit it is the best Sheppards Pie I have ever eaten.
Too late!!! I've read extracts to him and maybe because he's on a high as Villa beat Man U (), he's taken a positive interest. Actually, I think he's more impressed with the all the eating opportunities you guys are documenting!!!
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Sorry mate, should've given you some more detailed instructions for Corona - as with all places it's easy to find when you know where it is!
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Sorry mate, should've given you some more detailed instructions for Corona - as with all places it's easy to find when you know where it is!
No problem. We just missed it on the way down. As it was it meant we found the DVD for SIL so everyone was happy.
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She's reading, but I'll PM you
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