Coffee and doughnuts in Tarpon Springs, anyone?Posted by Donna Freedman on Apr 8, 2017 | 10 comments
As we neared my dad’s place yesterday I noticed a Dunkin Donuts. It’s been ages since I had a sugar-raised sinker from DD, which operated in Anchorage when I arrived back in 1984 but has long since decamped.
Then Cheryl, a reader from Tarpon Springs, left a comment suggesting a meet-up at a local Wendy’s. She didn’t just pull that locale out of thin air; when I visit my daughter* in Phoenix I always have reader events at Wendy’s.
But…doughnuts. And it’s within walking distance of where I’m staying.
Anyone else interested in coffee and crullers? Cheryl and I will make room for you at the table.
The doughnuttery in question is at 40076 US Highway 19 North in Tarpon Springs. I plan to be there tomorrow (Sunday) starting at about 10:30 a.m. and will likely stay for at least an hour. If the conversation is particularly stimulating then who knows how long we’ll stick around?
(Hint: Probably until they kick us out.)
I’ll be wearing jeans and a black T-shirt with a pink “Money Nerds Unite!” logo. (It’s from the 2016 Financial Blogger Conference.) If you’re running a little late, you could always call the shop (727-934-0548) and ask if the woman with the MacBook is still there, talking with someone and/or eating more doughnuts than she should.
Those who show up more or less on time will probably have a chance to meet my dad, who has expressed an interest in driving me there, even though it really is fairly close. That’s either out of concern for my well-being or the fact that he, too, has been known to indulge in a doughnut now and then.
*Speaking of my daughter: Don’t forget to enter to win a Samsung VR headset over at her website. The Dollar Dig cash-back shopping site is sponsoring the giveaway to draw attention to Autism Awareness Month. The site is sponsoring a concurrent giveaway here at Surviving and Thriving, with the prize of an Amazon Echo Dot. You have until April 18 in both places. Good luck!