Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Time Off

Did you miss me?  I know it's been a whole week, but things are back to normal now.  I decided at the last minute to take Spring Break week off with my girls.  I really "unplugged" and tried to stay away from work and social media.  It was a nice break, but back to reality.

We stayed busy playing tourists all week long.  I don't think I've ever walked so much in one week.  It wasn't all fun and games, though.  Kassidy still had homework - ah the joy of being an IB student.  Luckily, one assignment was right up our alley.  There was an Egyptian exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, in St. Petersburg, FL and this was an assignment we could all participate in.  It was our first time there, so we made a day of it.  
There were some amazing displays and some strange things, too.  The Egyptian exhibit was ok, but didn't seem nearly as big as the Ramses exhibit I saw when I was a kid.  Maybe it's because I'm bigger now?

We enjoyed a nice lunch there before moving on.  I wish I would have taken a photo of the almond crusted brie I had.  OMG it was amazing. 

Since we were in the area, we decided to walk to the Florida Holocaust Museum.  What a moving experience that was.  I was worried that my youngest would be bored, but the tour is narrated by a wand you wear around your neck that has a speaker.  You enter in a number located by each exhibit and you get a personal storyteller.  It really kept her attention.  
Photo from Florida Holocaust website
We finished up the museum just as it was closing, which also meant rush hour.  Hmmm...what could we do while the traffic dies down?  Ohhh...look what I see down the street!

Well, ok!  I love finding these new little treasures.  Of course we had to go try out a gourmet cupcake at the Cupcake Spot.  It was too inviting.
Forget Love, I'd Rather
Fall in Chocolate

Rich chocolate cake with chocolate 
buttercream frosting.
Better Thans
This is our signature cupcake – what Tampa Bay Metro Magazine named “Best Small Dessert of Tampa Bay 2009”. Aunt Ginny’s deluxe chocolate chip cupcake with cream cheese and chocolate chip icing – no it doesn’t get any better than that! Also available with chocolate ganache frosting. 
I enjoyed this little number:
Lemon Pucker
Luscious lemon cake doused with either vanilla or raspberry icing. 
It was definitely a big hit after walking around all day and we deserved it after burning all those calories, right?   I highly recommend checking out the Cupcake Spot if you are ever in the Tampa Bay area.

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