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Plant City

Monday, March 19, 2012

This is strawberry season in Florida and Plant City is the hub. The annual Strawberry Festival has just finished up so today we planned a trip down to the world famous Parkdale. Our friends picked us up about 10:30 and we were off-it is about a 90 min drive but worth it! They serve the best strawberry shortcake I have ever had. They have folks line up and we have been there when there is more than 150 people in line but today we hit it just right-4 people ahead of us! They have an assembly line and move the people thru. Then you walk thru the sales area for all the fruit and veggies they sell along with all jellies, and anything strawberry and they sell some of the nicest plants of all kinds.
They have picnic tables all thru the plant area and you can relax and eat your shortcake. I came home with lots of veggies to make up for the indulgence of the strawberry shortcake for my lunch.
We hadn't been down there in several years so guess it is ok to indulge as long as I don't do it too often.
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  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    emoticon Sure wish I loved close and could attend the Strawberry Festival!!! YUMMY and live plants too. So glad you were able to enjoy it with your friends.
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    3245 days ago
  • INFLATED
    You sound like you are having so much fun! I am glad for you !

    When I was a teenager, I would enter 4-H events at horse shows with a horse that belonged to a couple I knew. They wanted the mare to be the high point horse and entered her in many events.

    They took a 5-gallon milk can of water for sponge bathing and to drink. We went to one show that lasted through Saturday and Sunday afternoon, but they forgot the milk can of water. There was no water on the show grounds. I remember trying to brush my teeth using beer and toothpaste. It just kept foaming.
    3264 days ago
  • IAMWINNING
    YUM! Too bad I don't live close enough to 'drop by' Plant City myself. Glad you got to go and enjoy yourself.
    3265 days ago
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    I'm drooling! Strawberry season here isn't until August or September, I'll try to hold back my tears.
    I caught up with the blogs I missed, I'm so glad you're getting out and enjoying yourself!
    3266 days ago
  • FANGFACEKITTY
    Yummy!
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  • DOODIE59
    Sounds heavenly, and a great way to pass a day with friends:)
    3266 days ago
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