Interrupting my Cape Cod redux week, here's my May 5 day in the life entry...
Some people buy a ticket for $5 and win the lottery. Me, I spent five dollars and bought a parking place for the day at the St. Petersburg "city pier" recreation area.
On May 5th, we motored up to St. Pete, to the Pier, to meet up with some family and friends for lunch at this great, great family-owned Florida restaurant - The Columbia.
From the lunch menu, I ordered Merluza “Russian Style” - As the menu describes it:
"Created by Francisco Pijuan, Columbia's
famous chef and former chef to King Alfonso XIII.
Premium Atlantic Merluza, Spain's favorite fish.
Breaded with Cuban bread crumbs and grilled.
Garnished with a Russian sauce of lemon butter,
parsley and hard boiled eggs. Served with yellow
rice. Viva El Rey!"
My meal was delicious.
Back to the picture, that's my left hand holding the parking lot ticket, and in the background is the machine out of which it sprang (after I inserted my ATM debit card).