Scooters and Chihuahuas

We hope you had an awesome week. The countdown to summer is ON! We will head up north to Minnesota in about two weeks for the summer months, so the plans are in full swing! For this week’s Adventure Friday, we cashed in some gift cards for some Tampa fun.

Our first stop was Buddy Brew at Armature Works. We try to support local shops as much as we can, and both of these businesses are great examples. Armature Works dates back to 1910 and was once the storage and maintenance facility for Tampa Electric’s streetcars. It is now a mixed-use space with restaurants, shops and entertainment spaces.

Another Friday, another chocolate croissant 🙂 We’ve had a partly-used Buddy Brew gift card hanging out in our junk drawer for a couple of years, and today was the day to cash it in. It’s always fun to find out you have a little more on your card than you thought!

We’ve been wanting to try out the electric scooters downtown, so today we took them for a spin. They are a great way to get around, and really fun! We rented them through the Uber app which was really quick and easy (and pretty inexpensive!)

Elliott was gifted a trip to Color Me Mine by his Auntie Michelle for his birthday. They have lots of pottery styles to choose from, and then you get to pick your paint colors. They are very helpful and allow you all the time you need to paint your masterpiece. Elliott couldn’t resist this little chihuahua. It’s also a great place to practice the art of being “imperfect”. There were a few tearful moments, but he worked through it and was happy with his result. Pottery pieces also look really different once they’re fired, so it’s like an extra step in the process that’s a bit of a surprise!

All the best to you this week!