Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dunedin with Friends

Patty got in touch with us and suggested we meet halfway between where they were staying (Hudson FL) and where we were staying (MacDill AFB).  We said:  Deal!

She suggested we try Dunedin FL.  We checked it out online.  It has a good website and the place looked like an interesting town with some fun things going on.
Turned out to be perfect!  We met at 11:00 AM at the Chamber of Commerce in the historic section right in the middle of shops and the city park and a couple blocks from the waterfront.
We first got to know Bob and Patty five years ago while volunteering for a project in Moss Point MS. It was part of the Disaster Recovery efforts of the NOMADs group.  Since those days we have kept in touch with occasional emails and blog updates.  It was great to see them!
 We started out by wandering down to the waterfront and the pier.
It could not have been a more perfect day.  Mid 70's, bright sunshine, a little breeze -- It was beautiful.
Next we walked back to the center of town and meandered through a lot of booths that were set up.
I think it was billed as a produce market but there was a lot of other things.
Plus they were celebrating the kickoff of Martin Luther King weekend.  I believe they had a fun run earlier in the day.  They had a gospel group on stage at the park 'shell' and everyone was having a good time.
We did not see anything that we could not do without, so we went across the street and down the block to have lunch at Kelly's which appeared to be a pretty popular spot.
We opted sit outside and spent the 20 minute wait by going down a few stores to the Chamber of Commerce where Bob and Patty picked up a bike map. 

We got seated outside and hand sandwiches, soup and salad.  It was good food.  The conversation was even better.  
We enjoyed hearing of all their travels and they volunteer assignments and work camping experiences.  
There are so many ways to do this RV thing...

And there was more to see in Dunedin.  We will have to save it for next time but we sure enjoyed the town and most of all spending time with Bob and Patty.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Always a great way for a road trip to end. Enjoying good times with good friends.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Looks like it was a perfect day to be out exploring.