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Part two of our Tampa trip was more active during the day.

After having stuffed ourselves with awesome hotel food; delicious pizza and becoming partially deaf’; which I still remained so, for the better part of the second day in Tampa; our second stay in the ever amazing place had only just begun and was chocked full of plans!

First off, our morning was amazing. I actually felt like I had slept for ages without a single disturbance. That bed was like a cloud and my nolongerhuman hoodie was my comfy source of warmth in the super chilled room. What can I say, we like to sleep in a freezer- IT’S FLORIDA DAMN IT! The heat may be disgusting, but the sky was pleasant and waking refreshed only made it all the greater.

Morning!

Morning!

Our plans for our second day in Tampa consisted of few things: visiting the Salvador Dali art museum, taking pictures; then a night at The Castle, but first, some food porn. 😉

I’ve gotten into the habit of doing things at odd hours, but at the very least, there is structure to my madness. Even though, one may not see it.

We were bound for St. Pete (St. Petersburg for those of you who may not know) to enjoy a day at the Dali Art Museum, but heading out on empty stomachs leads to poor decisions, food wise, and knowing the snobs we are –I’m just kidding– we set out to find ourselves some tasty, yet good food before our adventure began. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Stockings of choice for the day.

Thankfully we’re not a picky group, but we do have to think about the cute vegetarian and accommodate to her taste buds just as much as we do to our own. We struck luck before the storm hit us too, at this little place on Platt Street, called Boca. Used to be a gas station, but don’t let that tid bit of old history fool you. This place was wicked cool and the food was unbelievably delicious! And the lemonade!? Anyone who knows me well, know how much of a lemonade fanatic I am; however, I am VERY picky with my lemonade. It has to be done RIGHT! It cannot be exaggeratedly sweet, or just plain lemons juice, oh no. I go far beyond that spectrum when it comes to that addictive, sour beverage. Intricate all the way! And these guys here at Boca managed to do just that with my drink of choice that day. Screw water, just hand me all the Pomegranate, strawberry ginger lemonade you have and we’ll call it a day!

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Boca Kitchen Bar Market

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Entrance

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The Bar! x,.,x Yum!

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The vertical garden is something I want to do and an awesome photo-bomb. xD

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Haha, he was awesome. Photo-bomb away! 😀

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It’s really nice in here.

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Outside, anyone?

They had many more choices of fresh lemonades made in house, which I found to be quite delightful- clearly we shared sips. Here are the beautiful bunch.

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My beverage of choice; Pomegranate, Strawberry, Ginger Lemonade.

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Mine, Basil Lemonade, and a Kale Basil Lemonade

Now for the food porn:

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Tomatoes and our Salad

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Appetizers

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Fried green tomatoes. My choice and boy was I in love.

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Deliciousness

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Fish for Pablo

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Chicken for me

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Veggies for Aimee

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For dessert, berry cobbler with a HUGE scoop of vanilla ice cream. x,.,x I died happy.

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Cute finds in the bathroom

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I am doing this vertical garden in my own home

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Amazing stuff ^

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More fresh produce in the restaurant

After a filling, healthy meal. We were out the door and made it in the car just in time before the storm hit hard. Off to St. Pete.

Also, allow me to show you how odd Florida’s weather is.

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Sunny en route to St. Petersburg

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Welcome to St. Pete

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More rain and a beautiful cathedral

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I’ll show you an even more stunning one soon. This one, meh, it’s alright.

After crossing the bridge connecting St. Petersburg to Tampa, we made our way to the most important destination on the days itinerary; The Salvador Dali Museum!

Dali gift shop/entrance to museum.

Dali gift shop/entrance to museum.

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Underwater driver

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Snails, driver and a car.

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Pretty little thing

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Up close and personal

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Water and a mermaid

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Mermaid

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Stellar Giraffe

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St. Pete Marina, Dali Museum and some dark clouds.

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Can you guess which group I’m with?

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Strings of paper

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It was rather comfy.

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Love this

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Aimee and her killer ‘do

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And I, the ever plain Jane in my Front 242 band tee with le mustache

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Ha! I’m so pale..

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We tried..

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Tried again..

We also played a bit in the maze, but I made a video of that adventure. I’ll upload it soon enough.

After filling up on gas, we headed back to the hotel and got ready for our main event of the night, The Castle!

The restaurant of choice for the night:

Rooster and The Till

Rooster and The Till.

Amazing place! Small, quaint restaurant. Definitely something you would drive past if not paying close attention or having heard about it. The food; stupendous! I was in awe watching the Chef’s prepare our meal in front of us and more! It was magical. And our hors-d’oeuvres, even more appetizing and beautifully plated.

Necromango cider. Must have!

Necromango cider. Must have!

The Necromango Cider

The Necromango Cider

Our cheese plate.

Our cheese plate.

After having stuffed our bellies full of hardy, healthy, delicious meals; we were off to battle the parking lots of Ybor for a spot to ditch the car -momentarily, of course- and make our way to The Castle!

Blue

Blue

Red

Red

My Lily Munster face

My Lily Munster face

Candid

Candid

The Castle

The Castle

Candid 2

Candid 2

Bathroom again

Bathroom again

Silly face

Silly face

I'm a crazy one

I’m a crazy one

Raaawwr!!

Raaawwr!!

A griffin above the steps.

A griffin above the steps.

Walking up the stairs

Walking up the stairs

The played Rob Zombie

The played Rob Zombie

Second Bar 2nd Floor

Second Bar 2nd Floor

Walking in

Walking in

Bar

Bar

First Floor bar

First Floor bar

Entering

Entering

Beautiful flesh and blue light

Beautiful flesh and blue light

Art in the hallway

Art in the hallway

The awesome DJ who made our night

The awesome DJ who made our night

One of the bars

One of the bars

Patio

Patio

Out in the Patio

Out in the Patio

Fun moments ;)

Fun moments 😉

View from my seat

View from my seat

Enjoying a seat while in the dance floor, Second floor

Enjoying a seat while in the dance floor, Second floor

Bathroom photo

Bathroom photo

Bathroom

Bathroom

Modeling while dancing to Alien Sex Fiend

Modeling while dancing to Alien Sex Fiend

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Outside

Red blouse and cincher

Red blouse and cincher

My Deathrock lover <3

My Deathrock lover ❤

Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning

After enjoying some camera fun and dancing to Alien Sex Fiend and The Cramps, we decided to hit the streets of Ybor and walk with our newly found friends. Boy were we one hell of an awesome crowd. 😉

I got a little to excited for crepes and GIANT jars of Nutella.

I got a little to excited for crepes and GIANT jars of Nutella.

Loving the sight of that nutella.

Loving the sight of that nutella.

The partner in crime joins the shot

The partner in crime joins the shot

Lookin' good for the nutella

Lookin’ good for the nutella

Trying to look like a couple of hot chicks for the camera and nutella. haha xD

Trying to look like a couple of hot chicks for the camera and nutella. haha xD

It was nice flashing my stockings and possibly my knickers at the Nutella jars in the store front window- well, it seems those chocolate hazelnut spreads got a nice view of black lace and bats. xD Back to The Castle for some more dancing and end of the night photos!

My lovely colour coordinator. <3

My lovely colour coordinator. ❤

The Batty Trio. <3

The Batty Trio. ❤

All the wonderful people- well those who remained- towards the end of the night at The Castle.

All the wonderful people- well those who remained- towards the end of the night at The Castle.

Love the colour here

Love the colour here

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More lovely people.

More lovely people.

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Some photos are a little shitty.. I guess the guy who took some of the photos was a little buzzed.

Some photos are a little shitty.. I guess the guy who took some of the photos was a little buzzed.

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Dancers, friends and all.

Dancers, friends and all.

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More group photos!

More group photos!

:3

:3

Had to do a full outfit shot. Hair is a mess, but the makeup is still good!

Had to do a full outfit shot. Hair is a mess, but the makeup is still good!

Looking like shit, but still okay.

Looking like shit, but still okay.

After a long day of art appreciation, stuffing ourselves with delicious meals and dancing the night away to our hearts content- well, mine that is; we ended out last night in Tampa with late night (morning to be exact), meal at Denny’s. Clearly the best place for goths to go at 3:00 in the morning for some pancakes. We’re such bad-asses. xD

Afterwards, we made our way back to the hotel with a few left to catch some “Z’s”- after washing our faces and tearing out of our dark garb.

Back from pancake feasting and dancing.

Back from pancake feasting and dancing.

Cincher is still going strong.

Cincher is still going strong.

It feels amazing wearing corsets or cinchers, but it feels even BETTER when you take it off. xD

It feels amazing wearing corsets or cinchers, but it feels even BETTER when you take it off. xD

Before the removal and brushing out the hair.. x,.,x

Before the removal and brushing out the hair.. x,.,x

Last look of the makeup. :3

Last look of the makeup. :3

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