12.52pm, Monday 3rd October, Gate C 35, Tampa Airport, Florida
OK! Made it through a very rainy night in Tampa and about to hop across to Fort Lauderdale on the East Coast. So last night, after dropping off the Halloween treat bags to our man down here in the US tropical zone – Paul – I got caught in the sort of late afternoon torrential downpour that they talk about down here in South Florida.
It looked a bit threatening…
Then down it hammered…..and within minutes, I was hugging the inside lane as a river appeared from nowhere to fill the lower right hand line, and car sales yard lining the highway.
Good thing I had a Jeep rental car! Very relieved to get home to the hotel actually, and especially proud of my veteran Magellan GPS for not cutting out in the dense storm clouds and lightning.
Then this morning we caught up with our Stacole sales folk at Oxford Exchange for a power tasting brunch……8 wines and some magic soft breakfast tacos and a boatload of what’s happening at Yalumba and with the wines around the world….no mucking around when it comes to our bloke Paul, and the Stacole crew – Michael, Neil , Scott, Brent & John!!
Oh and about the “size does matter” thing…..down here it’s all about the crab…..and in this case, size definitely matters! See y’all when it’s Fort Lauderdale. Thanks for now Tampa
bloody photographers getting their shadow in a picture, tut , tut
Hope the back is better,we really missed you !
Some comments were was the back injury a ” brag “or a complaint???
Thanks for getting Peter and Natalie look after us, wines were as usual top class,even Ray Jordan did an article today and called you the ” raconteur” of Yalumba,
Hope you get better soon,from all of us,Andrew Gibb