Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Third Thursday

This refers to the third Thursday of January, not our third Thursday here.  We learned earlier in the week that on the TT of every month there is a Gallery Walk in Punta Gorda, just over the bridge.  It takes place from 5 - 8 PM and offers art, music, live demonstrations, shopping and food.  It's not just food but drinks too, including wine, punch (spiked and not so spiked) spiced coffee...whatever the business chooses to offer. 

We arrived around 5:30 after a busy day of grocery shopping (me) and condo repairs (Mr. Bill).  We even went to the shelter and walked a few great dogs.  Mr. Bill did suffer a small mishap as one of the dogs scratched his hand and drew blood.  The dog wasn't being bad, just very excited to go out because he had to go!

It was a beautiful evening, temp low 70's and a nice breeze.  We had some snacks, found some great little shops including a Pilates and yoga studio right next to the Swiss chocolate shop, a couple of nice art galleries, even an antique shop.  We will definitely revisit some of these because we found them interesting and they were fairly crowded due to a nice turnout for the walk.

There were also a number of classic cars.  Now, if you aren't into cars you can skip the next few photos...

This is a 1942 Buick Century.  It was the only mass produced car that could do 100mph.  Originally, there were 3312 built but only 7 exist today.  Not my favorite color but it was a beautiful car.

                              1947 Mercury

1947 Hudson Superjet

There were about 50 different participating businesses but we only visited a dozen of so.  We will go again next month (if we can remember).

Thanks for stopping by...

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