I ventured up to St Petersburg to visit an old friend that I haven't seen in years & I do mean years that I haven't seen her. It was a very lovely & positive experience. One of those experiences where you know you can just catch up like it was yesterday, even tho fifteen years or so has pass since you have last meant. I went up to go to a yoga charity class at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort that my friend helped put on. Yoga for Haiti was a fundraiser for Partners for Health, a charity out of Boston. I quite enjoyed doing the Anusara style of yoga. Also, the music during the two hour class was awesome along with the instructors who led the class. Got to love that good soulful music. It's been years since I have done Anusara & boy did it feel good, getting back onto the old bike.
A Sculpture in a Park
St. Petersburg is quite the charming city. It reminded me of Sarasota in a way. A lively happening city on the Gulf of Mexico with heaps of art around the city. Everywhere I went had an art focus from the way the parks were landscaped, the art museums, architecture & sculptures randomly around the city. I even drove along the pier, which I was not expecting to do, but it was fun. I even drove across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to get in & out of the city from Sarasota area. The bridge reminded me of other bridges that I have crossed in my travels. (Yes, I've been across the big one in Kobe, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge to get to Awaiji-shima for those crazy soccer matches when I lived in Japan.)
Renaissance Vinoy Resort
There's some great cafes and shops too. I stumbled upon, Sab Cafe a very good Thai & Vietnamesse charming but small cafe. I was very happy to find a proper green curry in Florida. It is reasonably priced for dinner & delicious. Yum, yum, yum! Overall I quite enjoyed my wee outing up there. I would recommend checking the city out for sure!