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Pirates.

Some celebrations commemorate historic events. Others, a mere an excuse to drink and play dress up. Florida’s Gasparilla Pirate Fest (a sort of pirate-themed Mardi Gras) delivers a little of both. And not unlike Karaoke night, some revelers get in the spirit a little more than others.  

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I don’t often read my horoscope. However, this long weekend I had time to sit down with the paper. I skimmed all the way through to the back (where all the really important news lives) and found this advice: wander around, in search of the dreamers. Mission accomplished.

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Like my 5-year-old nephew, the Tampa Bay area is big on pirates. Buccaneers for the football fans and a Gasparilla Pirate Festival for the local revelers. In keeping with the spirit I have unearthed some buried treasure in the area, most recently at a local flea market. Arrrr!    

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