St. Pete Beach, Day 2

Friday, December 17, 2010

On our second day in St. Pete, we got a typical Florida rain - downpour for about 10 minutes, and then the sun came out. It was around 70 degrees, but really, really windy. We decided to go down to Pass-a-Grille Beach (just a short drive from our condo) for breakfast and to check out the beach there. Pass-a Grille is a historic district with quaint homes, shops, and restaurants. It reminds me a lot of Key West - without the nightlife, LOL!

We had breakfast at the Hurricane restaurant, which is right across the street from the beach. We were the only people in the restaurant, LOL!

After breakfast, we walked across the street to check out the beach:

There was a Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run while we were in Pass-a-Grille - so for about 45 minutes, we sat on a wall and watched motorcycles go by. All of the riders were waving & yelling "Merry Christmas", and most were wearing some sort of holiday apparel. Lots of fun!

Later that day, we went to the Florida Orange Groves Winery. We didn't do a tour, but we did participate in the wine tasting. We tried several wines:
Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria
Blueberry Blue
Key Lime
Festiberry Cranberry
Strawberry Blush
Sparkling Blueberry 
Cranberry Champagne
Coco Polada Smoothie (w/ Coco Polada wine) 
Watermelon Smoothie (w/ Watermelon wine)

They were all wonderful! The Key Lime wine tastes like a margarita - I think it was my favorite. Gus liked the Hurricane 5, so we bought a bottle of that (I didn't want to mess with trying to take wine on the plane, so we only bought what we could drink while we were here). I'm not a pina colada fan, but the Coco Polada smoothie was very, very good. We also were able to try the cranberry wine mulled - positively delicious, and probably dangerous, LOL! I think we'll definitely ordering a mixed case of wine. If you're ever down that way, be sure to check out the winery!