It's a busy weekend for me, there are numerous events on this weekend and Saturday afternoon has the weigh in for a fishing competition at a waterfront bar on the island.
I know that a lot of you have been to St Pete Beach but do any of you remember the Pelican Diner at the north end of Gulf Boulevard, it was an original. There were better places to eat but I went there at every opportunity, just to sit in there at the counter watching your eggs being cooked and reading the 'old car' section of the newspaper was just like being in a movie.
Some real estate guy bought it about five years ago with dreams of selling the land for millions, all he did was destroy a land mark and he lost money! The Diner building however was fortunately bought by a collector and for the last few years I have seen it parked next to two old warehouses where he reputedly houses a fabulous private car collection!
This weekend he advertised an Antique Sale at the warehouses, it was an opportunity too good to miss.
I have been to a few Antique and Collectors fairs before in the US and they are very disappointing to say the least (overpriced crap would have been a better description) and this one didn't disappoint in the crap department but I did get to see in the Warehouses and the old Diner.
These are the pics that I took of his collection of Road and Advertising Signs a couple of old Gas Pumps that I would have liked to buy and some of his old cars and projects.
I did go with Sue to the Bar in the afternoon, we went by boat it was brilliant, sun, live music (Jimmy Buffet and Reggae) and Margaritas.
THE OLD ST PETE BEACH 'PELICAN DINER'
SOME PROJECTS PARKED AROUND THE PROPERTY