Saturday in Tampa Bay Florida  – January 30 is Gasparilla Pirate Festival, named for pirate Jose Gaspar who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  Tampa’s annual Gasparilla celebrations begins with the Invasion where over 750 swashbucklers invade Tampa Bay aboard the majestic pirate ship “Jose Gasparilla,” which kicks off a full schedule of pirate themed events.  Once ashore, the captain and his Mystic Krewe celebrate their takeover of the city with a parade.  This is the 3rd largest parade in the US.  Festivals continue into the evening at the Gasparilla Pirate Fest Street Festival with live music, food and entertainment.  BEGINS at 11 a.m. on Saturday with FREE admission!

Saturday in Dade City, Florida – January 30 is Annual Kumquat Festival with live entertainment, food vendors, arts/crafts, car show, farmers market, Kids Corral area for their fun and the event is FREE to the public!

Sunday – January 31 is National Backwards Day … DESSERT FIRST! I’ve always said life is short have dessert first.  In fact, when my son was little he always received a table spoon size portion of dessert and WHEN he finished his entire meal he could have a full portion of dessert!  YAY they have a national day for this!  Maybe you want to do dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner … or walk backwards all day … or wear your clothes inside out BUT not your underwear on the outside PLEASE!

Sunday – January 31 Pro Bowl 2016 – My fav – Pro Bowl is the NFL’s all star game for each season and is played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.  It will begin at 2 p.m. local time or our 7 p.m. EST and televised nationally by ESPN!  These teams are comprised by individual NFL players and not teams.   This year it will be Team Irvin vs. Team Rice with players as shown below:
TEAM IRVIN     Captain: RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons)  –  Captain: DT Geno Atkins (Bengals)

  1. QB Russell Wilson(Seahawks)
  2. WR Julio Jones(Falcons)
  3. CB Richard Sherman(Seahawks)
  4. DE Ezekiel Ansah(Lions)
  5. DE Michael Bennett(Seahawks)
  6. WR A.J. Green(Bengals)
  7. WR DeAndre Hopkins(Texans)
  8. RB Todd Gurley(Rams)
  9. OLB Anthony Barr(Vikings)
  10. CB Desmond Trufant(Falcons)
  11. WR Allen Robinson(Jaguars)
  12. LB Lavonte David(Buccaneers)
  13. TE Tyler Eifert(Bengals)
  14. QB Jameis Winston(Buccaneers)
  15. DE Carlos Dunlap(Bengals)
  16. QB Teddy Bridgewater(Vikings)
  17. TE Delanie Walker(Titans)
  18. Reshad Jones(Dolphins)
  19. OLB Sean Lee(Cowboys)
  20. CB Adam Jones(Bengals)
  21. RB Latavius Murray(Raiders)
  22. Malcolm Jenkins(Eagles)
  23. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie(Giants)
  24. FS Harrison Smith(Vikings)

TEAM RICE    Captain: WR Odell Beckham (Giants)  –  Captain: DT Aaron Donald (Rams)

  1. QB Eli Manning(Giants)
  2. DE Khalil Mack(Raiders)
  3. WR Jarvis Landry(Dolphins)
  4. QB Derek Carr(Raiders)
  5. WR Amari Cooper(Raiders)
  6. CB Marcus Peters(Chiefs)
  7. RB Adrian Peterson(Vikings)
  8. OLB Tamba Hali(Chiefs)
  9. DE Everson Griffen(Vikings)
  10. CB Vontae Davis(Colts)
  11. WR T.Y. Hilton(Colts)
  12. CB Brent Grimes(Dolphins)
  13. RB Doug Martin(Buccaneers)
  14. TE Travis Kelce(Chiefs)
  15. Eric Berry(Chiefs)
  16. LB Julius Pepper (Packers)
  17. DE Cameron Jordan(Saints)
  18. QB Tyrod Taylor(Bills)
  19. TE Gary Barnidge(Browns)
  20. OLB Elvis Dumervil(Ravens)
  21. RB Chris Ivory(Jets)
  22. CB Jason Verrett(Chargers)
  23. SS Mike Adams(Colts)
  24. SS Charles Woodson(Raiders)

ENJOY your weekend and TICKETS are on sale for the 2016 Rooftop Suitcase Party with our updates below – Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is 🙂 Brenda

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