I took Amtrak from West Palm Beach to Tampa for a 1-day/2-night visit with lifelong friends from ‘up north’. I armed myself with a good novel, my ipod and snacks and found the experience totally bearable, if not completely enjoyable. The Silver Bullet got me there in 3.5 hours.
Come along while I show you Tarpon Springs, a heavily-populated Greek sponge fishing village that made me feel like I was back visiting the Islands, but first…
If you’ve been to Greece, you no doubt have had Frappé, an iced Nescafe drink that is served in all the cafes. I was excited to see it offered in the bakery side of the restaurant. So, of course, we had to try one and a piece of pastry (saragli).
And one cannot stop in Ybor City (the site of the Amtrak station in Tampa) without stopping for a Cuban Sandwich. Though I didn’t check, I’m sure this had to be a lot better than whatever was being sold in the dining car.