Upon awaking Saturday morning, I realized that I was developing a full-blown head cold (yuck!). Also, it was chilly and windy. So, trying to maintain a positive attitude, I headed for Lenny’s restaurant and a traditional Pennsylvania breakfast. That part of the morning was great, especially the scrapple!
I came back to the hotel and decided to wait a bit before working my way down to Pier 60. I napped a little and eventually made my way down Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard to the pier. Parking is always an issue at the beach. After a circumnavigations of the area, I managed to find a metered space on the street. I scouted out the beach area, but it was really cold and very windy with lots of whitecaps coming in from the Gulf. Very few people on the beach, no vendors on the pier, no buskers doing their acts – all in all, not a very successful beach day! I grabbed a fish and chips lunch at “Crabby Bills” (seemed appropriate), and headed back to the hotel.
My illness was developing rapidly and I was feeling bad. I managed to pick up some over-the-counter medication, and decided to spend the evening absorbed in March Madness.
So, after a sleepless night, here I sit, showered, packed, and ready to check out, then head over to Bright House Field to see if the Phillies can figure out the Tigers. It’s supposed to be about 66 degrees with no precipitation. After the game, I’ll head back to Valdosta arriving about 9:00 pm.
Not a great trip this year for a variety of reasons, but I’ll be back next year because hope springs eternal! Can you believe it’s almost April??? Cheers! -JAS