It can get pretty busy in where I live in Tampa Bay. Pinellas County – a peninsula off the west central coast of Florida – can get jammed packed, especially once kids go back to school and even more so in the fall when the Snowbirds/winter visitors come back.
But about 10 miles to our north you can still find open land, ranches, and even one or two alpaca farms.
Our friend Tom has a nice little ranch up there. He’s extremely hospitable and opens his home once a month for Sunday brunches.
It’s always refreshing to leave traffic behind and head over to The Ranch. Tom always has a huge table filled with food, a kitchen bar filled with champagne, Bloody Mary’s and other cocktails.
This tray isn’t an appetizer tray – it’s garnishes for Bloody Mary’s!
His pool is a great place to enjoy the Florida sun and unwind, watch the horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens and ducks.
It’s nothing too fancy, but it’s such a fun place to be!