Friday, November 20, 2015
You haven't experienced driving in Florida until you drive through Yehaw Junction
Bunny and I are headed north to Mt. Dora, Florida to partake the Renninger's Extravaganza on Satruday. Because we wanted to experience the Brahma Bull Restaurant (which we both enjoyed the last time we ate there, eight years ago) we decided to drive up US-441 and forego the fancy high speed roadways that are all the rage these days.
It was still in business and the ambiance is still the same as it was the last time we visited. On the down side, the cole slaw, which we remember as being world class, was not world class this time. It was pretty much a mediocre attempt at mediocre cole slaw. The rest of the food was good though.
The one downside of our decision to take US-441 instead of the highway system is that a trip that would have taken three hours instead took six.
Five if you exclude the hour we spent at the Brahma Bull Restaurant. The last hour of driving went something like this:
- [sitting the driver's seat] Are we there yet?
- Don't make me make you turn this car around!
I don't think we'll be taking US-441 up here again any time soon.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
A little rain, a little T-Rex, and a totally not there waitron
It was a beautiful day to visit Renninger's Extravaganza.
That pesky bright sun will be kept at bay, and the warm rain and sudden increase in humidity is good for the soul, right?
Bunny had already made one trip early in the morning and found a wonderful deal on a banjo—her banjo lessons weren't going all that great without one, you see. She arrived back, pulled me out of bed and after a rather disappointing lunch at Perkins (the food was eh, but our waitron was not at all there mentally—Bunny ordered a BLT sandwich and received a salad with bacon, lettuce, tomato and croutons; right ingredients, wrong form) we arrived at Renningers.
By now it was less crowded it was this morning and we walked around a bit. About the only thing I saw that held any interest to me was a seven foot metal sculpture of a T-Rex eating a bull.
But sadly, it wouldn't fit in our vehicle (much less my office at The Ft. Lauderdale Office of The Corporation) so we had to pass it up.
We were there for perhaps an hour before it started pouring rain. It was then we decided we had enough of the place and headed back to our hotel to rest and for Bunny to practice the banjo.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
At $125,000 per, these make for some very expensive candles
The weather was pretty much the same as yesterday so our activities today were spent on more indoor activities. First up—Madame Tussauds.
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones.
In the same shopping center as Madame Tussauds is The Skeleton Museum, which is less creepy than it sounds, even though it contains skeletons from across the entire animal kingdom (including humans).
Unfortunately my iPhone decided to run out of battery power and I was unable to get more pictures of this incredible place. I so much wanted to show you the picture of the centaur skeleton they had on display.